Bret Harte celebrates reading, Dr. Seuss

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Nearly two dozen community members helped Bret Harte Elementary School celebrate Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual event coincides with the birthday of children’s book author Dr. Seuss.

Guests included Sacramento City Councilmember Jay Schenirer, physicians from UC Davis Health System, representatives from Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Assemblymember Mariko Yamada’s offices, local neighborhood activists, employees from the State of California, graduate students and volunteers from the Assistance League of Sacramento.

These community members popped in and out of classrooms, reading fun stories and connecting with students. “There was so much energy and excitement,” said  Bret Harte Youth & Family Resource Center intern Helen Crosby. “Our students know now how much others care about them and their education. So glad we could do this for our school community.”