Frank Knight Elementary School Celebrates Reading Week 2020

The 37th Annual Reading Week at Frank Knight School will kick off today, Monday, May 11th and run through Friday, May 15th. This year’s event will be completely unlike anything we have ever done before – with all events being online and a virtual spirit week for fun! It’s a new way to celebrate reading!

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in elections. The theme for Reading Week 2020 is: “The future is in our hands! We elect to read at Frank Knight School in Seneca Falls – birthplace of women’s rights!” We are so fortunate to live in the very town where this special event occurred, and with our very own Elizabeth Cady Stanton!

On Monday, May 11th – retired Frank Knight Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Cindy Ody-Ortego who is also a volunteer with the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, will take us all on a virtual tour of four historical sites here in Seneca Falls. Students will also hear author Tanya Lee Stone read her book Elizabeth Leads the Way, which students were given their own copy of to keep at home.  Each day will have a fun theme and until Friday, when Principal Clendenen completes her challenge! Check out all the fun at: https://www.senecafallscsd.org/domain/1607

Frank Knight School would like to recognize second grader, Lizzy Balliette as the Reading Week Art Contest winner – her drawing was used to create a coloring sheet for students.  The Reading Week Committee at Frank Knight School would also like to publically recognize and thank The Seneca Falls Historical Society for their continued financial support for our visiting author every year.