To celebrate Read Across America Day this year, Poudre School District purchased books for each of the district’s 1,793 kindergarteners.
This was a collaborative effort between PSD Interim Superintendent of Elementary Schools Dr. Traci Gile, Kate Canine, Professional Development director and other PSD staff who ordered books spanning a range of titles and reading levels.
“We hope that parents and their children can enjoy reading this book," Dr. Gile said. "It is one of the most special memories I have from my childhood, sitting next to someone I loved and reading a book together."
Started by the National Education Association, 2021 Read Across America Day was celebrated on March 2. A few schools had special guests from PSD’s Board of Education and the superintendent’s Cabinet join their classes to help distribute books or read a story to the kindergarteners. PSD Interim Superintendent Todd Lambert and Dr. Gile joined some schools virtually for a storytime visit as part of this week’s celebration.