Moriches Elementary School in collaboration with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library (MMSCL) recently held its first ever “Summer Reading on the Lawn” for students to enjoy fun and educational stories along with snacks and refreshments in an entertaining and relaxing atmosphere. Deirdre Redding, Moriches Elementary School principal, Nikki Stallone, Moriches Elementary School assistant principal, along with 16 teachers and Rich Mugno, William Floyd Committee on Special Education Chairperson, and his certified therapy dog “Whill,” gathered on the school’s front lawn to read children’s books that were selected by the students.
“This is our first year hosting this event, but we are hoping to make it an annual summer tradition at Moriches Elementary,” said Ms. Redding. “We want to help promote and generate excitement for reading and its importance over the summer. We planned this event as a fun way to gather our school community together to listen to books read by their beloved teachers and administrators as well as provide an opportunity for access to books from our local library.”
Along with the opportunity to hear great stories read by William Floyd teachers, students had the opportunity to register for their own library card and take a book home with them thanks to the district’s partners at MMSCL who attended with their reading van and tent.
There will be a second “Summer Reading on the Lawn” this Wednesday, August 1 at 10 am (rain date August 2 at 10 am) on the front lawn of Moriches Elementary School. MMSCL will once again supply dozens of books that will be available for checkout. The Moriches Elementary PTO will also be in attendance supplying snacks and drinks. The event is open to all William Floyd community members.
Moriches Elementary’s “Summer Reading on the Lawn” is just one of many reading programs available for William Floyd students this summer. Other programs include the Elementary Summer Literacy Program held in the high school through the middle of August – Session II begins on July 30 (click here for student information sheet/registration takes place at the high school main office), as well as the William Floyd Teacher’s Story Corner” that is held in the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library through August 16 every Wednesday night and Thursday morning (click here for schedule). All literacy programs are still available for students to participate in.