GREENVILLE — Students at Powdersville Elementary School love to read as evidenced by their participation in Children’s Book Week, the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.
Faculty and students at Powdersville Elementary engaged in a week-long series of reading activities the week of May 12-16 culminating a school-wide Book Character Parade.
Everyone, from school office staff to teachers and students, dressed as their favorite book characters and paraded around the front drive-through of the school.
“Children’s Book Week is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the power of reading and encourage a desire to be a life-long reader in our students,” said Deb Fowler, the school’s media specialist.
Grade level teams of teachers competed against one another to determine a “Best Dressed” champion. The third grade team of Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Kallin, Mrs. Putnam, Mrs. Rossley, Mrs. Niehaus, Mrs. Martin, and Ms. Wilcox won this competition with their interpretation of Peter Pan.