March 3, 2004



Whatever it Takes

The National Education Association's Read Across America campaign, an annual effort to get kids excited about reading, is pointing specifically to March 2nd this year. Calling it a Seussentennial in celebration of Dr. Seuss's 100th birthday on March 2nd, the NEA has a number of ideas available for people of all ages to enjoy reading at nea.org/readacross

Reading is an enduring cornerstone to lifelong learning. Superintendent Mark Mow, in his welcoming remarks to all staff at the beginning of the 2003-04 school year, reiterated that reading is our main academic focus for all grades.

Some might say that dressing like the Cat in the Hat qualifies as behaving in a manner unbecoming to a principal. However, Principal VonGunten, like so many ECS educators, will do whatever it takes to promote reading. What have you done today to inspire a real love of reading?



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