March is Reading Month
During the month of March, we celebrate the wonderful books that exist in the world. Reading is fundamental for brain development and experts agree that reading an extra 20 minutes per night increases brain development monumentally, especially for elementary age children. Our goal is to read, read, read for the whole month of March. This is a tradition at Sacred Heart School and we have a lot of fun reading and growing our brains. As a school, we have a goal to read 2500 books during the month. If the students reach this goal, we have a fun party planned for the whole school the Thursday before spring break.
We have many fun events planned during the month including Reading Madness. Mrs. Schutte developed a March Madness type contest for the students to play, only we use books instead of basketball teams. Each class will pick (2) read-aloud books to enter into the contest. The teachers will read all of the books to the students and each week we will continue to eliminate books until we are down to the top two books. The class that chooses the winning book wins a pizza party.
In an attempt to inspire the students to keep reading, we offer many fun days during the month for the students if they are on track to meet their reading goal. We have a pajama day, crazy hat day and crazy sock day planned and we are confident the students will read enough to get to participate in all of them.
We love March is Reading Month and we are excited to read about many new places, adventures and learn wonderful lessons on the journey.
Anne Atkin, principal
Sacred Heart School
Students are balanced: confident of mind, academics and Catholic Faith.
Serving the Community. Teaching our students to live and model the Catholic faith. Reflecting the unconditional love of Jesus. Remaining structured with the purpose of graduating students who are prepared to persevere.