Massachusetts Representative Sarah Peake closes our PWS Awareness Month Virtual Storytime


In honor of Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month (in May), Latham Centers welcomed special guests who read stories to our students on Virtual Storytime.*

GUEST READER SARAH PEAKE, MASSACHUSETTS STATE REPRESENTATIVE: As PWS Awareness Month came to a close, our Children’s Program team at Latham Centers could not be happier to announce Representative Sarah Peake as the final guest reader for May. Representative Peake is well known on Cape Cod, serving the Fourth Barnstable District which includes Brewster, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Orleans, Provincetown, Truro, and Wellfleet. Sarah calls Provincetown home, and she has been a much-appreciated friend to Latham Centers for many years.

Sarah read a fantastic version of The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen (pictures by Dan Hanna). A few people were familiar with this title and especially loved when Rep. Peake read some of the silly-sounding words like, “Blub. Bluuuuub. Bluuuuuuuub.” Sarah was especially fond of the book because it was all about the ocean, something that is not only near and dear to her, but near and dear to many of the students who call Latham Centers home. Brittni Kliment, Director of Program Marketing and Admissions, spoke about how important it is for youngsters to learn about government: “It’s so meaningful when we can introduce our students to local representatives who make an impact on our entire community. We are so grateful to Representative Peake for spending time with our kiddos and truly making their day.”

Our Virtual Storytime coordinator Katrina Fryklund also expressed appreciation to Sarah on behalf of our students, staff, and Latham families. “Thank you, Representative Peake, for closing out National PWS Awareness Month with a bang! Latham Centers values the ties with our community and proudly collaborates with our legislators—we share a vision of helping to improve the lives of others.” To learn more about Representative Sarah Peake, please visit

Stay tuned for our June Virtual Storytime series celebrating people in our community from different professions who support our students.

* Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening, students at Latham Centers come together online for a good book and an interactive social hour. Each reader brings something special to Virtual Storytime. Whether they are a legislative or non-profit leader, a professional in the PWS community, a weather forecaster, or other surprise “Zoom” guest, they have provided the gift of storytelling and delightful conversation. Virtual Storytime has become a joyful part of Latham’s culture over the past couple of months. Our Latham School students on campus in Brewster – and students around the country – eagerly anticipate the 6:00 p.m. sessions with one another.

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