La Cañada civic leaders volunteered to take time out of their schedules to read to La Cañada Elementary School students Tuesday, as part of the school’s annual Community Read-In.
There was a wide range of readers on hand, from parents and JPL employees to City Council members and La Cañada Unified School District officials, including Supt. Jim Stratton.
The Community Read-In is one of his favorite days of the school year, Stratton said.
“If you were facing disastrous budgets, where would you rather spend your time?” Stratton said with a laugh.
Twenty-five readers participated in the event throughout the school day, each reading a children’s book to one of the classes. Jennifer Suh, the Community Read-In activity coordinator, said the event was a success.
“I think it was enjoyed by the students, teachers and readers alike,” Suh said. “With this event, I am always impressed by the enthusiasm and support that our community shows for our kids.”