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In honor of Valentine’s Day and fostering love of literacy, several classes supported the school library’s endeavors to create the first annual Read Your Heart Out Day. Several local community heroes were invited to share their favorite book with 2nd and 3rd graders early in the morning. Many classes had community heroes from the Hartsdale Fire Department. Ms. Maldonado’s 2nd grade and Ms. D’Ariano’s 3rd grade classes were able to meet and hear Commissioner Chong from the White Plains Department of Public Safety.


Commissioner Chong read his favorite book aloud which happened to be about a police dog. After the reading, Ms. D’Ariano’s children were thrilled to be given their own book as a class gift. Highview was so honored to be the recipient of this experience. There is nothing better than when real life community heroes give back to their communities.