Foxborough Regional Charter School Foundation Unveils the Judy Weitzenkorn Reading Center at the FRCS Elementary Library

On Monday, February 5th, The Foxborough Regional Charter School Foundation celebrated the unveiling of the Judy Weitzenkorn Reading Center at the Foxborough Regional Charter School Elementary School Library.
Judy Weitzenkorn was a reading specialist who started at FRCS the year the school’s doors opened in 1998. Until her retirement in 2012, Judy made it her mission to not only help the school’s youngest students to learn to read - but to ensure they developed a lifelong passion and love for reading.  Judy passed away not long after her retirement, and her husband, Jeff Weitzenkorn, was determined to ensure her steadfast commitment to her mission and to the FRCS community continued to resonate, and formed a lasting legacy. 
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Late last year, Jeff made a $10,000 donation to the foundation to be used to enhance the Elementary School library and to purchase new books to help continue Judy's mission of helping children learn to read. The donation ensures that FRCS students will always have access to quality reading materials—a vision close to Judy's heart. 
“Judy’s legacy will continue to live on, and her passion for reading will continue at FRCS for generations to come.” said Heidi Berkowitz, Deputy Executive Director at Foxborough Regional Charter School. “Jeff’s generosity and contribution to our community has made this day possible, and we are sincerely grateful.”
Jeff, and their son, Scot - attended the ribbon cutting as well as many FRCS teachers and staff members past and present.  Judy touched so many lives in the FRCS community. Many staff members credit her with helping their own children learn to read.
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Jeff and Scot Weitzenkorn cut the ribbon at The Judy Weitzenkorn Reading Center
The reading center is well lit, comfortable, and  features a fun theme for students to enjoy:  “Cruise into life with a love for reading.” Judy enjoyed vacationing on cruises with her husband and family.   She also loved teddy bears, and the reading center features several “reading buddies” - teddy bears that students can read to and practice their skills! 
Members of Mrs. Karen Corrado’s 2nd grade class attended Monday’s event and enjoyed some time checking out the new space. They were excited to get their hands on the new books and get reading! 
corrado's classMrs. Corrado's Class enjoys the new books! reading ctr"Cruise into life with a love for reading"
The Foxborough Regional Charter School Foundation has already added 600 new books to the Reading Center, with another shipment on the way. A spring order is also in progress, ensuring a steady influx of new and engaging books for students.