School No. 4 Read Across America Day

The administration, faculty and staff of Linden School #4 appreciate what parents and community members have done to celebrate the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America observance. This year marks the eighteenth annual celebration of reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday aimed to encourage children to pick up books and read. Many community members, including Mayor Armstead, members of the Linden Police Department, and a host of parents put aside the many hats they wear and donned the ultimate hat of reading; the red and white striped stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat, and served as guest readers throughout the school. Students were also immersed in various author studies throughout the month of February, highlighting the works of many famous authors of children’s books. School #4 concluded the day with a “Drop Everything and Read” time where students, administration, staff members and teachers filled the hallways and read silently together. When we work together as a community both young and old to encourage our children to read, we bring. Dr. Seuss’ quote to life, “the more you read, the more you know, the more you know, the more places you’ll go.”

(above) School No. 4 thanks the Linden Police Department for reading.

(above) Linden Police Captain Dave Hart sat in the class reading rocking chair in Carol Cetroni’s 2nd grade class.

(above) The students welcomed Mayor Derek Armstead to School No. 4. Mayor Armstead read his favorite Dr. Suess book Please Try to Remember the First of Octember!