(MELVILLE, NY... March 14, 2018) – Sunquam Elementary School in Melville recently invited Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly (D-Huntington Station) to participate in its annual “Mystery Reader Day.” The “Oh, the Places Reading Will Take You” themed event on Friday, March 2 was held in conjunction with the annual state-wide Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) program.
Legislator Donnelly and other mystery readers were greeted by Sunquam Principal Karen Littell and PARP Committee Mystery Reader Day Liaison Janie Pollack and then escorted through the school, which was decorated Dr. Suess-style to go with the theme, to their assigned classrooms. Legislator Donnelly began the first of his two mystery reader sessions in Ms. DiDomenico’s class where he was greeted by the first-grade students who asked him questions about his job as a County Legislator. After reading to them, he shared a different book with Ms. Colavolpe’s fifth-grade class.
“I thank the Sunquam community for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful reading event,” said Legislator Donnelly. “I was impressed by how enthusiastic and engaged the students were and applaud everyone who helped make it exciting and educational for all.”