Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Fair!

**It's BOOK FAIR TIME!  This year, for the first time, we will be partnering with Scholastic to support Reach Out and Read. This organization promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide, by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. We will be accepting spare change donations at this week's fair, and we will use these proceeds to buy books that will be donated to Reading Pediatrics. Reading Pediatrics, through Reach Out and Read, provides a new book to every patient at every well visit from 6 months to 5 years.  Please encourage your child to share some of their spare change at the fair, or bring some from home, to support this special program!**

Friday, September 25, 2015

West Street Construction - 09/28-10/02

The construction on West Street, for the above indicated time frame, is going to make school traffic challenging. Newport Construction is going to reclaim the roadway from King Street to Howard Street. This is a large machine that grinds the old roadway. This will require a detour and a road closure (King to Howard). The detour will be Fremont to Summer to Prescott to Hillcrest to Oak to Pine Ridge to South to West. Monday and Tuesday will be reclaiming, Wednesday and Thursday will be grading, and Friday will be soil injection. The police department discourages the use of the lower section of Oak Street in a detour route do to the proximity to the school, however this is a limited extraordinary circumstance. Please advise your respective school communities. There will be officers assisting with pedestrian traffic Oak at Pine Ridge and Oak at Hillcrest. Shift officers will also be in the area.


Safety Officer David V. Savio
15 Union Street
Reading Ma.  01867

(781) 942-6775

Friday, September 18, 2015

Starburst is out - with some big news!

Check out this week's Starburst with big news about our modulars:

police news release

*For Immediate Release*


September 15, 2015


Reading Police Department Traffic and Safety Division


Safety Officer David V. Savio



                The Reading Police Department has recently received several concerns, with regards to motorists failing to stop for school buses. More specifically, motorists are failing to stop for school buses when their safety lights are engaged. The types of school buses indicated in each concern, are the smaller vans, white in color. They have flashing lights and should be treated in the same manner in which a motorist would approach a traditional yellow school bus. 


Please be advised, the Reading Police Department will be conducting an enforcement campaign in regards to the aforementioned concern. Please take notice and keep our children safe.