Riverdale Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss

Published 6:06 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

By Hillary Story


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Jackson Cobb as the Cat in the Hat wiht Riverdale Elementary co-principals Tamee Railey, left, and Kisha Watford. Stephen H. Cowles | Tidewater News

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2, Riverdale Elementary School celebrated Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss-themed spirit week. Riverdale students and staff celebrated “Fox in Socks Day” by showing off their cool socks; “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by dressing as their favorite Dr. Seuss character; “Wacky Wednesday” by dressing in wacky clothes; “Hat’s Off to Dr. Seuss” by wearing their favorite hats; and “Pajama Day” by enjoying a Dr. Seuss movie.

In addition to the creative spirit days, Riverdale students were able to enjoy a special reading by Lorraine Green Whitehead, who presented the stories “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and “Gertrude McFuzz” with animation and excitement. Riverdale Elementary was fortunate to host over 15 guest readers including community partners, Southampton County School Board members, central office staff and our very own administrative staff from RES.

To continue Dr. Seuss celebrations, Riverdale students and parents were invited to a “Meet and Treat Family Reading Night” during whichi students and parents were provided with a snack, pencil, bookmark and a free book. The students snacked, read and took Accelerated reader tests with their loved ones.

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ actual birthday, all students enjoyed a cupcake, a pencil and a bookmark. Students from Southampton High School’s Key Club and Library dressed up in Dr. Seuss themed attire and volunteered by reading to first graders and assisting the students in earning Accelerated Reader points. Riverdale would like to thank all of the community partners and guests who were able to celebrate Read Across America week with our students.

A special thank you to Riverdale’s parents for their support during Read Across America Spirit Week. It truly was a Seusstastic week at RES!