Springfield Public School kindergartners received help decorating their bags from sixth grade students.  Clockwise from the bottom left are, Marino Dominguez, Grady Korkemeier, Hannah Dexter, Kandon Lund, and Adiel Trevino.

February fun at Springfield Elementary School

Springfield Elementary School kicked off their annual “I Love To Read” month, with some fun activities. Students enjoyed decorating colorful paper bags like the cover of their favorite book. The bags then get returned to the grocery store to be used during the month. 

Carrying on their “I Love To Read” theme, the school is also having a classroom door decorating or bulletin board contest, the theme includes  agriculture so they’re all farming and reading related. The combination makes some unique and cute decorations. 

This week, the young scholars are also participating in dress-up days. Yesterday, Tuesday was plaid/flannel/farmer day, Wednesday is “eat your colors”, with each class wearing a different color, Thursday is animal print, and Friday is READ shirt day.

Springfield Elementary is also holding a food drive through the month of February for the Springfield Area Food Shelf.  Six staff members have volunteered to be contestants for the food drive.  The staff members are, Mrs. Plaster, Mrs. Veenstra, Mrs. Smith, Mr. Neperman, Mr. Wilhelmi, and Nurse Heidi.

Students can bring in items to donate to the food shelf and put them in the box for whichever staff member they choose. At the end of the month, whichever staff member has the most items in their box will have to kiss a pig. 

Helping to encourage the students to read, Principal Jeff Kuehn has set a reading goal, in minutes, for the entire elementary school.  If they reach that goal as a school, Mr. Kuehn will also have to kiss a pig!

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