Pierce Reads Rocks!
Our 17th Annual Pierce Reads Program was a huge success last week. Over
150 students, parents, and teachers enjoyed a lovely evening celebrating
and discussing books. As one student exclaimed, "Pierce Reads is
This year, we were thrilled to have the Honorable Judge Julian Houston
join our seventh and eighth grade discussion of his book New Boy. His
reading and insights were inspirational and both students and parents
enjoyed hearing him speak.
Thank you to everyone who made Pierce Reads possible this year. We could
not have this program without our wonderful teacher volunteers: Nancy
Springer, Deborah Levine, Ben Conlon, Gretchen Adams, Beth Collins, Chris
Smith, Cheryl Klausner, David Carter, Mary Gabriel, Amy Woogmaster, Rob
Garrison, Sandra Sicard, Annice Kra, Kim Manasevit and Sandee Phelan.
We would also like to give a very special thank you to our volunteer
organizers Catalina Roseto, Anna Asphar, Eve Rittenberg, and Alexandra
Carlson who worked behind the scenes to make the evening run smoothly.
Finally, I'd like to thank Pierce librarian Amanda Kretchmar for her
tireless efforts to pull every aspect of this program together making it
such a success.
Thank you parents and students for participating!
We look forward to seeing all of you at Pierce Reads 2013!