Mets players visit Manatee Academy

Mets players visit Manatee Academy

Students in Tracey Mathey’s first grade class at Manatee Academy were the first students in the county to get a visit from Mets baseball players pitcher Hamilton Bennett  and baseman Joe Bonfe.  The students loved the story the players read to them tag-team style-especially “Baseball Head”.
Northport K8 students and staff enjoy family reading festival

Northport K8 students and staff enjoy family reading festival

Northport K-8 students from Mala Woessner’s Northstar team performed a play called Women Who Wowed History about famous women such as Joan of Arc, Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Emily Dickenson, Abigail Adams, Amelia Earhart and Queen Elizabeth I.  The famous women sat in semi circle and were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey about their contributions and famous quotes. The students showcased the best of Northport K-8 School literacy programs. Principal Glenn Rustay also participated in the Family Reading Festival by encouraging students to read to him in the Read To A VIP section of the festival.  Over 20 authors participated including our One Book, One Community authors Diane Z. Shore and Donna Gephart, as well as author David Mark Lopez from last year’s community books made appearances.   Mother Goose read from her classics, a Scholastic Book Fair was available, a book exchange, puppet show and many other literacy highlights to help encourage family participation in the  St. Lucie County Family Reading Festival.