Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder (D-Spring Valley) participated in National Read Across America Day as a guest reader at Margetts Elementary School in the East Ramapo Central School District on March 1. The reading program's goal is to impress young students about the importance of readings and to present a positive reading role model. Wieder read books from the popular Curious George series to first and third graders.
“I enjoyed reading to the children,” said Wieder. “The program reinforces the idea that reading is the gateway to knowledge and education. Reading can also be fun for everyone and is a pleasurable lifelong activity.
He spoke with the students about how government functions.
"I also enjoyed having an interactive question and answer session with the children on government operation," said Wieder. "Children are our future and it is our obligation to make sure that every child can reach the height of their potential and contribute and enhance the world in which we live.”
Wieder presented Certificates of Achievement to students who were selected to receive awards for positive achievement. The school's Promoting Positive Achievement for Children program encourages the students to practice a different trait each month and for February it was "effort." One student from each grade was selected to receive the honor.