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We are ready to embark on another exciting incentive program – Race Through Space with Books! This program is designed to help our students become excited about reading for pleasure.
Our theme this year is based on our solar system. Each student will have a cutout of a space ship that will be displayed in the upper hallway. There with also be the destinations – planets and possibly moons and the sun. When your student reads a book, they will record it on the provided “Travel Log” form, have it signed by an adult, and turn it into their classroom teacher. With each Travel Log turned in, their space ship will zoom to the next destination – 13 stops in all. They will earn prizes and certificates along the way.

Students should read books at his/her reading level. Only reading done during a student’s free time outside of school will be counted. Emerging readers may count books that are read to them.

Our out of this world adventure begins on February 16th and ends April 6th. Any student that reads 13 books will automatically be entered into the Bikes for Books drawing, which is held in June, sponsored by the Cottage Grove Masonic Lodge.

Remember 15 to 20 minutes of reading a day is all it takes to improve reading ability and promote a life-long love of reading.
So grab a good book, climb in your space ship and get ready to Race Through Space with Books.


Dr. Seuss Week

* 2/26 – Cat in the Hat Day : wear a hat (silly would be fun).

* 2/27 – Fox in Socks Day : wear crazy socks!

* 2/28 – Wacky Wednesday : dress wacky!

* 3/1 – 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day : wear red & blue.

* 3/2 – Wear a Shirt You Can Read Day : wear a shirt with appropriate words on it.

Upcoming Dates


2/16 - Reading Race begins
2/19 – NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Day
2/20 – After School Club, 2:30-3:30pm
2/23 – Hundreds Day (100th day of school)
2/26-3/2 - Dr. Seuss Week (Spirit Week)


3/1 – Reading Faire, 6:00pm
3/2 – Assembly, 8:30am
3/6 - After School Club, 2:30-3:30pm
3/8 – Parent Club Meeting 6:00pm
3/13 - After School Club, 2:30-3:30pm
3/16 – NO SCHOOL – Grading Day
3/19 – 1st day of 3rd trimester
3/20 - After School Club, 2:30-3:30pm
3/23 – Assembly, 8:30am
3/26-30 – SPRING BREAK


4/2 - Classes Resume
4/6 - Reading Race Ends

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No School
Date: 2/19/2018
Reading Faire
Date: 3/1/2018, 6 PM 7 PM
No School
Date: 3/16/2018
Spring Break
Date: 3/26/2018 3/30/2018, 11:59 PM
Classes Resume
Date: 4/2/2018