Holy Angels School Hosts Second Family Reading Night
March 12, 2020
AURORA— Dr. Seuss came to Holy Angels School Feb. 27 to help celebrate the second family reading night there.
 
With Seuss-themed games, crafts and readings from the famed children’s author, 40 Aurora University students led by three faculty members celebrated national “Read Across America” at Holy Angels School in Aurora.
 
Educators Rising, an AU student club for aspiring teachers joined more than 100 Holy Angels students and parents for the evening. Youngsters were encouraged to wear pajamas or dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character.
 
The school gym became a “Radical Read Aloud” room. Guest celebrity reader was Father William Etheredge, superintendent and principal of Aurora Central Catholic High School, who read “Fox in Socks.” 
 
Other guest readers were AU students Melissa Fidler of North Aurora who read “The Neetches” and Robert Kennedy, Yorkville, who read the “Cat in the Hat.”
 
Other activities included crafts — making Sneetches hats and bookmarks and a Cat in the Hat mask — and games  — Fox in Socks tag, Truffula tree scooter races, Cat in the Hat cup stacking and Toss the Cat in the Hat — led by AU students.
 
Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss Day, is an annual observance inaugurated by the National Education Association. It is held on the school day that is nearest to March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday.