Brooklyn – Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and P.S. 58 Assistant Principal Jayme Perlman presented a group of 40 young readers with New York State Excellence in Reading Certificates. The morning ceremony recognized each student for successfully completing a minimum of 15 minutes of either reading or being read to for 40 days during the summer. Each student had an opportunity to plug their favorite book during the ceremony, attended by classmates and parents. The students also received an official New York State Assembly bookmark to encourage them to keep reading.
“As a former librarian, I am a strong supporter of this program which helps students are retain skills and prepares them for the upcoming school year,” said Millman. “Thanks to the cooperation of several schools in the 52nd Assembly District, numerous children were able to participate in the Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge.”
At the end of each school year, Assemblywoman Millman promotes the Assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge. Students can receive pamphlets at their school or pick them up in Assemblywoman Millman’s Brooklyn Office. At the beginning of the following school year, students are commended for their efforts and receive a certificate signed by Assemblywoman Millman.