Staff and students dressed up as book characters and superheroes Oct. 31 as a show of support for literacy.
The Southeast campus had scheduled the day, an alternative to Halloween, for Trunk or Treat but rain forced the activities inside where more than 90 percent of the students donned costumes. Parent volunteers joined staff in dishing out goodies to the colorfully dressed students. The treats included fruit snacks, Rice Krispie treats as well as pencils and notepads. Students from all grades participated.
Travion Jones, a sixth grader who came dressed as a college graduate, was voted to have the best costume ( photo at right). He was awarded a puzzle game and a birds and animals coloring book. The judges went from classroom to classroom before announcing their decision.
On Book Character Day, students and staff dress up as their favorite characters from books they love in an effort to promote literacy. It also tests the imagination of students as they come to school with colorful and creative attire.
A special "thank you" goes to our parents who took part in the festivities.
Photos by Ms. Jessika Hearne, director of The Varnett School Southeast; Ms. Franchell Bryant, administrative assistant and Shannon Payne, parent liaison