The district celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday during Read Across America Day

Thursday, March 2, was the 20th anniversary of “Read Across America Day,” which celebrates both Dr. Seuss’s birthday and literacy. Several PYLUSD schools enjoyed the day.

Bryant Ranch
Bryant Ranch School celebrated Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss family night, sponsored by the school’s PTA. Thanks to several creative and dedicated teachers, students visited make-and-take stations based on a number of Dr. Seuss books. The evening wrapped up with a bedtime story, read by Principal Dominique Polchow. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

George Key
George Key School students rested on blankets and sat in fun chairs in the field behind the school in order to read books in the afternoon. Many of them had fun getting out of their wheelchairs and stretching out for the event! From first grade to adult transition, all students spent time enjoying the outdoors while celebrating literature.

Glenknoll Elementary School students, teachers and staff made time to honor Dr. Seuss with a weeklong schedule of activities, sponsored by the student leadership team. Starting off the week, Glenknoll honored the book “Fox in Socks” with a day of crazy socks. Tuesday featured the books “The Lorax” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” and students dressed in orange or green. Wednesday’s book was “Wacky Wednesday,” and everyone wore in their wackiest outfit. Thursday allowed students and staff to wear hats or dress up with a twin in recognition of Thing One and Thing Two from “The Cat in the Hat.” The fun-filled week ended on Friday with everyone coming to school dressed in pajamas for “Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book.” Students transformed the multipurpose room into a whimsical Dr. Seuss-inspired land. The children read their favorite storybooks, and enjoyed eating a Dr. Seuss-themed cake.

Oh, the places we’ll go … Melrose Elementary School observed Read Across America Day with a Reader’s Oath lead by the student council, as well as a school-wide virtual storybook reading by Principal Cynthia Alvarez. The Melrose PTA supported a Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) book distribution event where students were able to select a book for their personal library. The school also invited special guests to campus, who read their favorite books to students. Special thanks to those guests for sharing their love of reading with Melrose students!

Morse Elementary School’s annual celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday was once again a smashing hit! Families were invited to participate in classroom activities that highlighted the work of Dr. Seuss. Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled morning with art, writing, read aloud and poetry activities. It’s always a joy to include families in Morse learning!

Rose Drive
Students and staff at Rose Drive Elementary School arrived in style, wearing red and white hats and bow ties. The day offered an array of activities, all centered on reading. Pillows, blankets and beach towels were put to good use during a dedicated time for reading, while guest readers visited to share their favorite books. Lunch offered a showing of the musical “Seussical” to promote the school’s upcoming play in June. The day ended with an all-school reading of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Principal Linda Adamson. What a magical and memorable way to showcase Rose Drive’s love for reading!

Van Buren
Van Buren Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss week with fun activities, including Wacky Wednesday, crazy hat day and silly socks day. One of the highlights was seeing the entire student body reading to each other at the same time on the field. Some classes even enjoyed special guests to share their favorite Dr. Seuss book, including Deputy Superintendent Candy Plahy. It was a fun week!

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