Pig Out on Books program at Roxbury Central School


Roxbury Central School dedicates one month each year to For the Love of Books, a celebration of books and reading for the K-12 school community. This year’s theme is Pig Out on Books and the school has a great assortment of reading-related activities for students to enjoy.
Students in grades K-6 have been challenged to read 100,000 minutes by April 9. School Principal Thomas O’Brien has agreed to kiss Daisy the pot bellied pig if students meet the reading goal.
Daisy is scheduled to appear at the school on April 10 at 1:30 p.m. Daisy and her owner, Farmer Minor, have presented reading programs in the 48 contiguous states and made a guest appearance on the Montel Williams Show.
The 3rd Annual For the Love of Books Family Cake Decorating Contest will also be a highlight of the reading celebration and will be held on Wednesday, April 2
RCS families will be donating hand-decorated cakes to the school for a silent auction; each will feature a book or reading theme. Throughout the day, students will vote for their favorite cakes and a panel of judges will make their choices for top honors. All entries will receive certificates of participation and many prizes from local businesses will be awarded.
In the evening, between 6:30 and 7:30, the PTSA Read Across America night festivities will include reading activities, bookmark making, a new book giveaway and to cap the evening off, a silent auction of the cakes.