By Tom McCarthy Jr.
Christine Olszewski, principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary School and Children’s Center, accepted the challenge to make reading fun Nov. 14, spending the entire day reading on the school’s roof to promote National Young Readers Week.
The rest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel lower school spent the day focusing on reading, too, with some classes lounging on pillows and blankets while they read while older students partnered with younger students to read together.
“It’s just a way to kind of bring back using your imagination, having fun with it, diving into a good book and just really bringing back the energy of ‘Reading is Fun.’” Olszewski said.
The principal challenge is part of the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program Read Your Heart Out Quest. One elementary school principal will win 101 copies of the newest book in the Wimpy Kid series, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.”
Jeff Kinney, author of the Wimpy Kid books, will autograph one of the books for the principal who read his or her heart out.
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