Ponte Vedra Beach Campus Hears a Who
Following a week of Dr. Seuss-themed writing and art projects, students on the Bolles Lower School Ponte Vedra Beach campus celebrated creativity, color, hats and the fun of reading during two festive school events.
In honor of acclaimed children author Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Bolles students read his “enormous enormance” collection of books throughout the week and practiced Seuss’ skills in anapestic tetrameter. The reading extravaganza culminated with an evening Pajama Read-A-Rama on February 28. Students, teachers and parents – including Principal Julie Hudson
– attended the reading event in their jammies and slippers. Cozying up into their pillows with milk and cookies, students listened to readings of Dr. Seuss books and enjoyed an original Dr. Seuss video cartoon. About 90 people came out for the evening fun.
On March 1, students were asked to come to school in their favorite and most for a “Whacky Hat Day” flag ceremony. Dressed as Birthday Bird, Hudson ushered in a large birthday cake for the students to enjoy later in the day. During the flag presentation, students admired each other’s hats and sang happy birthday to several students.
The highlight of the morning was a showcase of the students’ hard work. The joy of giving also took center stage during the presentation. Students collected more than 300 books for a new library at Daniel, Florida’s oldest nonprofit child-serving agency originally established as an orphanage in 1884. It is a multi-service agency assisting more than 1,000 children, adolescents and families each day. A representative from Daniel came to the colorful flag ceremony to accept the book donation and thank the Bolles students for their kindness.
In the words of Dr. Seuss, also known as Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” He died September 24, 1991, but his birthday was March 2, 1904.