Kids celebrate love of reading at John Wetten Elementary
This year's Everybody Reads Day at John Wetten Elementary was the biggest ever March 2, with 40 volunteers on hand to read children their favorite stories. Special visitors at the event included Timber Joey, Gladstone High football coach Wayne Harris, parents, a Humane Society volunteer with her dog, and former principal John Wetten, the school's namesake.
"This was the biggest volunteer turnout we've ever had, with three or four readers for every classroom," said volunteer coordinator Theresa Schmidt. "The staff really gets into the spirit of the day, dressing up as storybook characters. And the cafeteria served green eggs and ham."
Many students received free books donated by The Clackamas Bookshelf, a Gladstone nonprofit.