SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School Hosts Santa Clara County Judges During Read Across America Event
On Friday, March 1, 2019, Twenty two judicial officers from the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara volunteered their time to celebrate National Read Across America Day with the staff and students at SJUSD’s Grant Elementary School. Judges read stories that were either written by Dr. Seuss, celebrated Black History Month, or gave a child’s perspective into the court system. The Judges personally selected and purchased the books that were read and later donated to the school.
According to Judge Julia Alloggiamento, Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, “This is the judges’ favorite outreach event of the year. We get to interact with smiling faces and show them judges are people too. At the same time, we hope to impress upon the young students the importance of reading and education.”
Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration, is celebrated annually to promote the importance of reading and education. The event usually coincides with the March 2nd birthday of famed children’s author Dr. Seuss. Across the country thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participated by bringing together children, teenagers, and books in celebration of literacy.