main content starts hereStudents’ enthusiasm for reading to benefit local families

| March 3, 2017

Ronald McDonald sits on floor near group of third-grade students who raise their hands as Ronald points at one student

Yesterday, March 2, marked National Read Across America Day — a holiday that coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss and was established by the National Education Association in 1998 to get kids excited about reading and encourage adults to spend more time reading with their children.

To celebrate the occasion, students at Pinewood Intermediate School received a surprise visit from Ronald McDonald, who stopped in to chat with students in each grade level about their favorite books and to thank them for their participation in the Ronald McDonald House Reading Program. In the month ahead, students at both Bradt Primary School and Pinewood will be reading to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Albany.

The Mohonasen students will be busying themselves with their favorite¬†books as they track their reading time while family and friends sponsor the readers along the way. At the end of the month, donations¬†will be tallied and will help benefit the Albany Ronald McDonald House, which provides a home away from home — free of charge — for families with children who are terminally ill or face life-threatening conditions.

View additional photos from Ronald’s visit to Pinewood on Facebook.