Every March, Opstad Elementary celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday by hosting a school-wide reading challenge. Because Opstad’s mascot is an otter, this year’s theme was “You Otter Be Reading!” The challenge is a fun way to motivate children to read outside of the school day. Our otters read and read and read! We would like to thank the following businesses who so generously donated a myriad of prizes for our readers: Papa Murphy’s, Mount Si Golf Course, North Bend Bar and Grill, Emerald City Smoothie, Selah Gifts, North Bend Theatre, Phoenix Books, Mt. Si Gymnastics Academy, Rocko’s Diner, Ace Hardware, George’s Bakery, Mount Si Shell Station, QFC and Twede’s Café.
Two of our students were lucky grand prize winners of new bicycles, donated by the North Bend Unity Lodge. A big thank you goes to Kenny Casen for taking the lead on this every year.
Thanks to all who contributed to our school reading challenge. You clearly support the kids in our community and understand the value of reading!
Amy Bonner and Nancy Huestis
Opstad Elementary Librarians