This year’s theme is “Wild About Reading,” and an opening assembly was held Jan. 30.
The students’ reading goal is 120,000 minutes. The class who reads the most minutes each week will get to have a stuffed, traveling Tasmanian Devil in their room. If the students reach their goal, they will get to see staff members do a reading themed flash mob dance. The staff has a reading goal of 42,000 minutes.
Reading drills will be held several times during the month. During a reading drill, students and staff have to stop whatever they are doing and read a book. Students caught reading at random times during the school day will have a chance to win a book. There will be animal themed dress-up days, time to read with Principal Melody Tenhoff and guest readers in the school’s media center.
On Feb. 23, the PTO will sponsor a Minnesota Zoo programming event. Students will also decorate bags used to serve popcorn at the PTO Movie Night on Feb. 24.
The closing assembly on March 2 falls on NEA’s Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.