Neither snow, nor rain, nor cold – well, maybe gloom of night – stayed the first graders from celebrating two very important events during March. The 100th Day of School occurred during this snowy month. (A few more snowy, frigid days, and it might have ended up in May!) To mark the occasion, students sported special headgear they made declaring that they were, “100 Days Smarter,” created necklaces from 100 pieces of “fruitilicious” cereal, ate pizza and topped that with a special 100th Day cake.
March is also Reading Month. Throughout the month, guest readers popped in to share books with the first graders. Notables from around the school – teachers, Principal Pyles, staff members – and from the community read their favorite books to the students. Channel 7 Action News weatherman, Keenan Smith visited them and appropriately read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He then stayed for a while to answer the many weather related questions that the children had for him.
Add to all of this: Ash Wednesday, leprechauns, plays, retreats, an art show, a lot of learning and field trips and March was a very memorable month for the children of Our Lady of Refuge School.