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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Bonner Celebrates Parents as Reading Partners & Screen Free Week at Miller Avenue Elementary

Teacher, councilman, and students giving thumbs up to camera

Farmingville, NY – On May 2, Councilwoman Jane Bonner was invited to participate in Parents as Reading Partners and Screen Free Week at Miller Avenue Elementary School in Shoreham. The theme of these programs is “Exploring Our World” with a focus on science, nature, and the environment. Councilwoman Bonner read the book, "We Are Extremely Very Good Recyclers" by Lauren Child to Mr. Jimenez’s 1st Grade class and spoke with them about the importance of recycling.

Parents as Reading Partners is a statewide program designed to encourage children to read at home with their parent/guardian, grandparents or siblings for 15 minutes each day. Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when families, schools, and communities swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing with apps and video games, they read, play, think, create, get active, and spend more time with family and friends.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “I thank Mr. Jimenez for inviting me into his class to spend some time reading to the students. They asked so many good questions and I was happy to see how enthusiastic they were about recycling.”

Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor

One Independence Hill

Farmingville, NY 11738 

Phone: 631-451-6595

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