"Westchester Loves to Read" Program Launch at Cottle

As part of a year-round commitment to fostering literacy, William E. Cottle School is proud to serve as the launch school for the 2nd annual “Westchester Loves to Read” initiative. 

On September 23, 2019, students and staff warmly welcomed County Executive Latimer for the announcement of a county-wide effort to promote reading at a young age.  The program requires that students read and log 300 minutes per month from October through April. These efforts will be rewarded with a ticket to opening day at Playland Park, upon submittal of student logs to the County Executive’s office. 

Following the program announcement, County Executive George Latimer visited Ms. Volpe’s second grade class where he read Swimmy by Leo Lionni. With a focus on teamwork, the picture book aligns with the district’s strategic plan and social emotional learning program. 

William E. Cottle students could have an opportunity to complete their reading time at home or during the newly implemented “What I Need” (W.I.N) period during the school day.  This reading incentive program serves as part of a larger effort to promote and encourage a love of reading throughout the school year. William E. Cottle students participate annually in programs such as Parents as Reading Partners month and Read Across America as well as PTA-sponsored Books’n’Bites book clubs, book swaps and book fairs.  

“We sincerely appreciate George Latimer visiting our school and providing this wonderful incentive to assist us in our goal of turning each and every child into a lifelong reader,” stated Superintendent of Schools Carl Albano.