Dunbar School seeks readers on March 8
Students at Dunbar Elementary School are grabbing piles of their favorite books and gearing up for the fourth annual “Read Across America” event, scheduled for Friday, March 8, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to read stories to the kids, a reward for the vast amount of reading the students do in honor of the event.
“Read Across America” all begins with Dr. Seuss and “The Cat in the Hat.” The beloved fictional feline inspires the students to read as much as they can for 31 days. The youth convert the minutes they spend reading into miles, which help the Cat in the Hat get from the Statue of Liberty to Glen Ellen, as the literary icon can only travel on reading miles.
The cat, complete with his signature striped hat, will visit all the classrooms at Dunbar on March 8 to congratulate the students for their reading efforts.
Volunteers will add to the revelry by reading to students. Volunteers may bring whichever book they’d like to read, along with the time between 1 and 2:30 p.m. and grade level they’d prefer. Volunteers can also select a book from Dunbar’s extensive children’s library.
As Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
Volunteers should contact Linda Dezhad at 935-6070 in the Dunbar School office.
Dunbar School is located at 11700 Dunbar Road, Glen Ellen.