March is Reading Month Went to the Dogs at Three Fires Elementary School

March is Reading Month Went to the Dogs at Three Fires Elementary School
Posted on 04/04/2018
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4/4/18 - During the month of March, students at Three Fires Elementary put down their electronic devices, turned off the TV and picked up books in celebration of March is Reading Month. The theme for this year’s reading month was ‘PAWS for Books.” Throughout the month, students who turned in a “no device” slip were entered into a book raffle, and more than 150 books were awarded. The school also hosted a Reading with Your Pet photo contest where students found creative ways to read with their pets. One winner from each grade level received a $15 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a box of Scooby Snacks.


As part of its March is Reading Month celebration, the school held a pet food and paper plate drive to support the Livingston Area Pet Pantry and the Livingston County Humane Society. Through the drive, the school collected 587 pounds of pet food. To support this effort, one second grade student, Ava, used her birthday money to purchase and donate 50 items to the drive. The three classes that collected the most items throughout the month won a delicious themed snack and reading time with Mrs. Debra Nikolas and her therapy dogs, Jackson and Hilde.


“March is Reading month was pawsitively great. We had more students than ever turn in no device slips. Our photo contest was really fun, and it was very hard to select the winners,” said Linda Cunningham, Three Fires Elementary library services coordinator. “ The humane society and pet pantry were just as overwhelmed by the amount of food,  paper plates collected and other items for dogs and cats. Our donation was the most they have received from a collection drive.”


The school also hosted its spring book fair during March, which allowed students to purchase new books to read at home.


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