PSES/SSES Principals Reading Challenge

PSES/SSES Students Celebrate Success of Principal's Reading Challenge
Posted on 06/24/2019
SSES concluded their spring Principals’ Reading Challenge today with a whopping tally of 3,330 books! For their efforts, they got to meet Mrs. Stanek’s dog Lucky!

Not to be outdone, PSES students tallied 3,720 books and had the opportunity to see Mrs. Carnahan’s dog Bella complete an obstacle course at school!

For the 12th year, PreK-3 students participated in the annual Principals’ Reading Challenge, with each building principal setting a target of 1,000 books in a six-week period. Students could read on their own, read aloud or have someone read to them, and they tracked their books on dog-themed logs and charts.

This year’s challenge kicked off after children’s author Kate Feiffer visited Canastota on May 9 to talk about some of her books and share her love of dogs.

Halfway through the challenge, students voted on the schoolwide prize if they met the challenge – and they chose to watch their principal’s dog run an obstacle course.

Each building also awarded a small prize to its top reader. At PSES, kindergartener Greyson Beaulac read 290 books, and at SSES, second grader Adisyn Beaulac read 52 books.