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HCES--I Love to Read Week

Potato Fun for Everyone-- Character Contest

            The library is celebrating I Love to Read Week by having a decorated potato contest of your favorite book character.  Read a great book together and create a fun character !   (Examples of Potato Projects 

Potatoes may be dropped off at the library from Thursday, February 27-Monday, March 2.  

1.      ABSOLUTELY NO CARVED/PUNCTURED POTATOES!!! Carved potatoes rot, attract bugs, and smell. PLEASE use glue to attach items and not puncture with toothpicks or pipe cleaners, etc.  Potatoes may be painted, etc. Let your creativity soar! You may choose to use other materials instead of or in addition to the potato such as styrofoam, egg cartons, plastic bottles, etc. 

2.      Potatoes should represent a favorite book or character.  You must have the title and author of the book written on the entry form. **I would recommend getting the book information first before even starting to decorate the potato. READ the book as a family !

3.      This is a home project and potatoes should be done mostly by the students but parents may assist.  It would be a fun project to do as a whole family! 

4.      Do not write your name anywhere on the potato. 

5.      Potatoes will be judged according to the following categories:  K-1, 2-3, 4-6, Staff Potatoes

6..      Contest Prizes will be awarded!

7.      Potatoes will need to be taken home the afternoon of Friday, March 6th. Any Potato remaining on this day will be discarded.

We look forward to seeing your amazing character potatoes!!  Have fun reading & decorating!


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Student or Staff Name:                                                 Homeroom 

________________________________            _____________________________________

Book Title                                                             Author:       ________________________________           _____________________________________

Book character: ____________________________________________________________________

 Category: (circle one)          K-1                 2-3 4-6                         School Staff


 “I Love to READ!” week 


Mar. 2-6

Theme Days


Mar. 2

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ !  

Wear a favorite jersey/dress as an athlete

Tuesday Mar. 3

Reading Builds Character…

dress as a  book character


Mar. 4

Reading ROCKS!  Dress like a rock star 

or favorite musician from any genre

Thursday Mar. 5

Every Hero has a Story...dress like a superhero 

or a hero in your life


Mar. 6

Reading is out of this world...dress like alien/planet/star/galaxy/astronaut/

something from space

  • Our StoryFest Family Reading Night will be March 5th at 6:00.  More information will be sent home separately about the sessions.  Please join us for a fun evening!

  • Guest Readers- classes will be inviting guest readers throughout the week.  

  • Character Parade- Students are encouraged to dress as a favorite book character on Tuesday and bring the book to the parade.  

  • DEAR time:  Students will be given time to read each day at 2:00 for Drop Everything And Read time.

These activities are designed to share the love of reading and explore as many books as possible.  Please read with your child each day and encourage them to participate in the “I Love to READ !” week activities.

Thank you, Tracy Taylor

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