On Wednesday, March 9, Cheston Elementary School, a United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) Community School in Easton, hosted a Read Across America Day for 1st and 2nd grade students. Leaders and executives from Cheston’s lead Community School partner, Victaulic, were guest readers during the event.
Rick Bucher, Victaulic President & CEO, and his wife Amy Bucher, read The Cat in the Hat to a class of 2nd grade students. The students enjoyed hearing one of their favorite stories, followed by an activity where they cut out and colored a Cat in the Hat themed bookmark.
“As a Community School Coordinator, I felt so inspired after the event. It was so uplifting to see how the employees came in and enjoyed their time in the classrooms,” said Stacee Banko, Community School Coordinator at Cheston Elementary School. “It left me inspired for all the wonderful things we can do together for the children.”
Joe Savage, Victaulic EVP & CFO, and his wife Suzanne Savage, read the book to a 1st grade class. Students attentively listened and asked questions about the story, and after, created Cat in the Hat finger puppets.
Several other Victaulic leaders attended the event, read to students and even dressed as characters from the book.
This event, in honor of the National Education Association’s Read Across America effort, highlights Victaulic’s dedication to its partnership with the Communities in Schools program. Victaulic has partnered with the organization since 2015 and continues to work toward bettering the communities where they live and work.