Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently participated in Read Across America Day with the Everett Public Schools by reading to students at the Madeline English School and Lafayette School.
The Mayor had the privilege to read “Cat in the Hat” to Mrs. DiCecca’s 2nd grade class at the Madeline English School. He also had the pleasure of reading “A B C” to Mrs. Armstrong and Mrs. Goodhue’s Kindergarten class at the Lafayette School.
“The children were well-behaved and attentive, and I was very impressed by their knowledge of the subjects I asked them about and the quality of the questions they asked me in return,” said Mayor DeMaria. “The future looks very promising here in Everett.”
Also on hand to do some reading was New England Patriots Center David Andrews as part of the New England Patriots Foundation 2023 Adopt – A – School Program. The Patriots selected the Lafayette School as their choice this year and have donated boxes of school supplies to teachers to be used in their classrooms so far.
During his visit, the Mayor wanted to let the students know how important reading at an early age is to build their knowledge of anything and everything that interests them.
“I suggested to each of them that they get away from their devices and read at least 20 minutes a day for learning and/or pleasure,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Much to my delight, quite a few said they read at least an hour a day already.”
Mayor DeMaria would like to thank the Madeline English School and Lafayette School for the invitation to participate in Read Across America Day with the students.