Noecker School Celebrates a Wacky Read Across America Week
Monday, March 4, 2013 • 9:24pm
ROSELAND, NJ - Monday began Read Across America Week at Lester C. Noecker Elementary School in Roseland. The plan for the week is for students and faculty to participate in a week's worth of what the school is calling “wacky celebrations” all in honor of Dr. Seuss. To have some fun this week, Noecker will be having weird and wacky dress up days with daily events including ""Pajama Day" and "Crazy Hair Day" along with “No Homework Night” during which all electronics are to be turned off and families plan to spend the night reading together.
To encourage the love of reading, the school is focusing on author Dan Gutman’s series called “My Weird School.” Titles in the series include: “Miss Daisy Is Crazy!,” “Miss Kraft Is Daft!” and “Mayor Hubble Is in Trouble!”
Dan Gutman’s “My Weird School” series. Credit: Dan Gutman
The plan for the week is as follows:
“You heard it right. the school has gone bananas! It’s wear your pajamas to school day!”
“Losing one’s marbles can make you do some silly things! It’s wear your clothes inside out or even backwards day!”
Wear Your Favorite Singer or Band Shirt Day
“Mr. Hynde is out of his mind for reading and especially music! So are we! Reading rocks!”
Wacky Hair Day
“Wacky is fun! Style, gel, tease and spray that hair! It’s wacky hair day!”
Students Dress Like Teachers ~ Teachers Dress Like Students Day
“Wild…really? Yes! WILD!!!! It’s the students get to dress like teachers and teachers get to dress like the students day!”
In addition, Wednesday evening will be a night of no homework and no technology in the hopes that students and their families will plan a night of reading together. In a note sent home, the school asks parents to “turn off the television, the computer and phone. Snuggle with your children and enjoy a good book!”
This fun-filled week at Noecker is sure to highlight reading fun and bring lots of laughs for the students and staff.
Sponsored by the National Education Association, the annual Read Across America program is the country’s largest reading celebration with the intention of highlighting the importance of developing a love for reading at an early age. The program began in 1997 through a partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House.
For further information:
Roseland Board of Education
Superintendent: Jeffrey S. Rutzky
Principal: Laura Dacosta
Lester C. Noecker School
100 Passaic Avenue
Roseland, New Jersey 07068