Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
BILL ‘Cat in the Hat’ Newton parks his green bicycle in the Westside gym, to the childrens’ delight, at Friday’s kickoff assembly for Read Across America.
It is Read Across America Week, and local elementary schools are honoring Dr. Seuss March 3-6. Above, Westside students are excited to see the Cat in the Hat — aka principal Bill Newton — in an all-school assembly kicking off a week’s worth of activities, including crazy sock day and rainbow day, with trivia games and costume contests each day. May Street students have similar activities planned, with dress up days, a movie night, and classroom door decorating, around the “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” theme. Parkdale teachers chose classroom activities this year, namely featuring the website Suessville (www.seussville.com), an interactive site based on Dr. Seuss’ books featuring pictures and games. Cascade Locks students are participating in Spirit Week. Students have decorated classroom doors in a Dr. Seuss theme and are reading his books in class. And at Mid Valley, it’s Art Week, where students choose from a variety of different art-related classes, from stained glass to bookmaking. On Friday, students will “drop everything and read” together.