Elementary school has a busy end to their week

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Neighbors | Submitted.Stadium Drive invited numerous guest readers to their school for Right to Read Week. The entire week had an overarching theme of superheroes, while each day had another specific theme. Pictured, a superhero read to students on May 11.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Right to Read Week at the school ended on May 11. The theme for the day was blackout Friday, so the students wore black and carried flashlights with them. Pictured, two students read in a reading station designed by the teachers.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Stadium Drive Elementary School had their annual Mother's Day Breakfast on May 11. The kindergarten teachers organized the event to give back to the students and mothers of the school. Pictured is Jen Flores with her son Michael at the breakfast.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Stadium Drive Elementary also had a Mini Relay For Life at the school on May 11. Though the event did not raise funds for Relay, it did get the students more aware of the fight against cancer and gave the children a chance to honor those with cancer in their lives.


Neighbors | Zack Shively.Stadium Drive Elementary's Mother's Day Breakfast included a time for socialization among students and mothers, a gift raffle and a small concert by the students in addition to the breakfast.



Stadium Drive Elementary had a busy day on May 11 with a breakfast for Mother’s Day, a Mini Relay for Life and the conclusion of their Right to Read Week.

The school’s kindergarten teachers organized the Mother’s Day Breakfast for the kindergarten students and their mothers. The Relay For Life event has happened in the past, but the school did not have the event last year. Each of the four elementary schools observed the Right to Read Week, but they each had their own unique twists to them.

Kindergarten teacher Tamara Socie said they had the breakfast to honor moms and see the smiles on their students’ faces. The teachers, Emily Sobinovsky, Candace Fabry and Socie, all bought gifts for a raffle to give to the mothers. They had 63 moms at the event. In addition to the breakfast and gifts, the mothers were treated to the students singing three songs together.

The Mini Relay did not raise money for the Relay team, but tried to get students more interested in the event at a younger age. Principal Michael Zoccali said he wanted to make the students more aware of the fight against cancer.

Each of the classes went out at different times to walk on the track set up outside the school. Brown paper bags lined up and made the track. These bags honored family members diagnosed with cancer.

Reading instructor Lisa Cooper organized the events for the Right to Read Week at Stadium Drive Elementary. She wanted the week to encourage the children to read, since the students will need to be proficient readers for whichever profession they choose.

The final day of the Right to Read Week had a blackout theme. Students dressed in black and brought flashlights with them to their classes. At the start of the day, the school shut off all the lights for 15 minutes and all the students used their flashlights to read.

The students also had guest readers on the day, as they had during the week. Drag racer Ryan Martino and retired Marine Anthony Congemi read to the students. The school also brought in baby goats and therapy bunnies for the students. The whole week had a superhero theme, so they had someone dressed as a superhero read to the students as well.

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