MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Fulmar Road Principal Gary Chadwick kept his promise to sleep on the school roof if all of his students participated in the One School, One Book challenge and read the book “Clementine” by Sara Pennypacker. The students complied—and Chadwick spent a somewhat rainy May evening last week on the school roof in a tent.

“I didn’t mind sleeping on the roof, and thankfully the thunder and lightning passed rather quickly,” Chadwick said. “I really enjoyed talking with all of the students and families that came by throughout the evening. I can only imagine the ideas for next year’s One School, One Book reading challenge.”

The One School, One Book program is sponsored by Read to Them, a nonprofit organization promoting family literacy. 

Article provided by Mahopac School District.