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Linderman celebrates reading with prize drawings

POLSON — Pajama pants with puppies or Spiderman, fuzzy bathrobes and slippers were the dress of the day on Cuddle Up with a Good Book day. Held on Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. at Linderman School. Cuddle Up with a Good Book day was the culmination of a week dedicated to reading and, coincidentally, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. 

Since fall Linderman students received a ticket for reaching their weekly reading goals. Kids wrote their name on the tickets and placed them in their classroom’s receptacle. Then on Cuddle Up with a Good Book day, Interim Linderman Principal Cherie Stobie drew names, awarded prizes and even sneaked in some math. Winners’ names were drawn for five books and one big book for each grade. 

Prizes were handed out for the best costumes during the week. Mariah Waugh and Haden Jaeger won for 2nd grade. Noah Bettencourt and Bea Frissell took the honors for 3rd grade while Quinn Motichka and Dothan Stene earned the 4th grade prizes. Staff costume prizes went to Mrs. Asencio and Mrs. Burghardt. 

On Feb. 25, students wore clothing with words on it to school. Asher Dalby received the prize for the most words, and Noah Humphrey won for most unique. 

A. Doug Olson and Mike McCloud from the Montana Masons were on hand to draw the name of one girl and one boy from the entire school’s tickets to win a bike and a bike helmet. Olson said Wal-Mart partnered with the Masons and contributed half the price of the bikes and helmets. 

Lucky winners Bentley Stinger and Seth Russell, both 2nd graders, won the bikes and wheeled them off to their classrooms for the rest of the day. Lots of 2nd grade hands probably patted those bikes and maybe read them a story.

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