March 5, 2019
CFISD Board Member Bob Covey dresses in The Cat in the Hat garb while reading to Swenke Elementary School students on March 1 as part of the annual Read Across America celebration. Covey was among numerous CFISD Board members, district staff and business and community partners to read to elementary school students across the district.
March 5, 2019—CFISD Board of Trustees members, district administrators and community and business partners joined the National Education Association (NEA) in the annual Read Across America celebration the week of Feb. 25-March 1 by reading Dr. Seuss books to elementary school students throughout the district.
Readers visited campus libraries and classrooms during the first week of March, which corresponds with Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2. The district-wide celebration is spearheaded by Irene Rangel, a first-grade bilingual teacher at Reed Elementary School.
CFISD Board President Dr. John Ogletree Jr. spent March 1 reading to students at Gleason Elementary School, while many others sported their The Cat in the Hat garb and costumes.
“Reading is a fundamental key to unlocking success for all students,” Dr. Ogletree said. “A child who learns to read is empowered to achieve, dream and fulfill his or her greatest potential. Read Across America Day truly was a celebration throughout Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and shows the opportunity for all students.”
A number of other CFISD representatives and community and business partners read or planned to read to students during the Read Across America celebration:
Suzy Hunter, CFISD nutrition services assistant director of human resources, reads to Pope Elementary School students on March 1 as part of the annual Read Across America celebration. Hunter was among numerous CFISD Board members, district staff and business and community partners to read to elementary school students across the district.
CenterPoint Energy representatives were among the numerous CFISD Board members, district administrators and business partners to participate in Read Across America day on March 1, as they read to students at Holmsley Elementary School.
In addition to the campus visits and reading, CFISD’s nutrition services department continued an annual tradition of providing green-colored eggs in students’ breakfasts on March 1 as tribute to Dr. Seuss’ famous book, Green Eggs and Ham.