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New England Patriot Trey Flowers Visits Brookside Elementary

Mar 08, 2017 09:58AM ● By Theresa Gilman

(Editor's Note: the following information was submitted by Dracut Public Schools.)

March 2 was National Read Across America Day and the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. In honor of this celebration of reading, New England Patriots defensive lineman Flowers spoke to students at Brookside Elementary about their experiences in school, why reading is important (even in football!), and answered questions from students. Hel also read Aimee Aryal’s “Let’s Go, Patriots!” and a Dr. Seuss bookto Mrs. Megan Durkin's first grade class. He provided special books for Brookside's school library and Mrs. Durkin’s class, as well as activity books and the New England Patriots' Team Photo to every child at Brookside.

In addition to Mr. Flowers, Brookside enjoyed many other fantastic guest readers: Senator L'Italien, MA State Representative Colleen Garry, Mrs. Alison Volpe (Dracut School Committee),  Dr. Michael McNamara (former Chairman of the Dracut School Committee), Mrs. Laurie Fahey (RMS Vice Principal), Mrs. Penny Berube (Parker Memorial Library, Dracut), Mr. Richard Manley (DHS Principal), Lowell Spinners staff Jamie Miller and "MillieGator," Mass Dept. of Corrections Officers Jaillet and Harvey with K-9 Units, DHS National Honor Society Students, DHS Student Council Members, Mrs. Mary Bowie (Technology Integration Specialist), Coach Jason Rivers and members of the DHS Football Team, Pebbles (Radio Host of 96.9 FM), Mrs. Sheila Brisson( Literacy Coach), Mrs. Maryellen McCarthy (Dracut Title 1 Teacher), Mrs. Michelle Marvin (Dracut Special Education Coordinator), Nurse Lynda Savlen, Ms. Erika Bell (Dracut School Adjustment Counselor) and Mr. William Frangimore (Dracut Public Schools Business Manager).

All of the teachers and staff were adorned with daisies, in recognition of Dr. Seuss' story Daisy Head Mayzie, made by Mrs. Ashley Mullins, Brookside's Art Teacher. Carrying on the theme of Daisy Head Mayzie, guests were treated to a cake make by Amanda Panda Party of Dracut.  Funding for the event was generously provided by Brookside Elementary School PTO.

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