Monday, February 6, 2012

Fay Elementary Stretches Read Across America Day to a Week

Supt Bill Kowba
 Supt. Bill Kowba reads.
President Obama may have proclaimed March 2 as Read Across America day, but the students and staff at Fay Elementary School are stretching it to a whole week beginning Feb. 27.

Last year, Supt. Bill Kowba joined City Council Member Marti Emerald and nearly 80 others as guest readers for the students. This year, they're hoping for even more as they extend the event.

Read Across America is an annual event that is held on the anniversary of the late Ted Geisel, Dr. Seuss, who was also a San Diego resident. Sponsored by the National Education Association, Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.

Guest readers throughout the week (last year Fay had more than 80 readers), literary or biographical character dress-up day, Cat in the Hat day, grade level bulletin board contest, library contest, 100th day of school activities, 100 percent attendance challange, and more.

For more information on the program, or to volunteer as reader, contact Eileen Moreno, principal, at (619) 624-2600.