Read Across America

Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 4th

Why Fit In...

It's just getting started, it's only begun...

Hazelwood Elementary School will be celebrating Read Across America Week Monday, February 29th through Friday, March 4th. Many activities have been planned! It is a great week to celebrate reading!!! Please do not miss the chance to enjoy a good Dr. Seuss book or any book with your child!

Reading Challenge!!!

As Dr. Seuss says.....

So I will eat them in a box.

I can eat them with a fox,

And I will eat them in a house.

And I will eat them with a mouse.

And I will eat them here and there.

Say! I will eat them anywhere!

Just as Sam I Am can eat anywhere.....Students can READ anywhere!

Teachers and staff challenge our students to read twenty minutes a night and document their reading! Students will receive a reading log on Monday. February 29th to complete during the week. Reading logs are to be returned to your child's classroom teacher on Friday, March 4th.

Our school goal is 16,000 minutes of reading! Are you ready!!! Hwood Pride!!!

Book and Dress Themes of the Week

Monday -

Book - Go Dog Go

Dress - Husky T-Shirt Day (Wear your Blue with Pride)

Tuesday -

Book - The Cat in the Hat

Dress - Hat Day

Wednesday -

Book - Fox in Socks

Dress - Crazy/Mix Match Sock Day

Thursday -

Book - Theodore Thursday

Dress - Dress as your favorite character

** Students are encouraged to bring their favorite book to school (it does not have to be Dr. Suess). Students will be participating in a Reading Train from 2:35pm to 2:50pm. A reading train is where all students will sit in the hallway and participate in an independent reading exercise (hence the train). Mrs. Gehrke will be our conductor!!!

Friday -

Book - The Sleep Book

Dress - Pajama Day

Dr. Seuss Story and Snack

On Friday, March 4th students will enjoy a Dr. Seuss story and snack! All snacks are on the approved Hazelwood Nutritional Guidelines.

Pre-School - Miss Lissy and Mrs. Caamano

Book - Hop on Pop

Snack - Popcorn

Pre-School and Kindergarten - Ms. Petrelis, Mrs. Jankowicz and Mrs. Ianiero

Book - If I Ran the Zoo

Snack - Animal Crackers

First Grade - Ms. Avallone, Mrs. Ballinger and Ms. Cerebe

Book - 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Snack - Goldfish

Second Grade - Mrs. Melick, Mrs. Goteiner and Ms. Palchanes

Book - ABC

Snack - Scrabble Cheez-Its - Letters

Third Grade - Mrs. Blarr, Mr. Danneberger and Mrs. O'Brien

Book - There's a Wocket in My Pocket

Snack - Rice Krispie Treats - Labels


1.Thank you to Ms. Cerebe for confirming our special guest and for awesome ideas to encourage reading!

2. Thank you to the Hazelwood PTO for the snacks and even more awesome ideas to support our students, faculty, and staff!

This will be an awesome week!!!

Rich Gianchiglia


Hazelwood Elementary School

Twitter: @RGianchiglia