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Desert Knolls principal spends entire day reading to students

posted Nov 9, 2016, 12:48 PM by Kristin Hernandez
Crystal Schinhofen reads to kindergarten students.

Photo: Crystal Schinhofen, Desert Knolls principal, reads Dr. Seuss' "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" to a transitional kindergarten/kindergarten class at Desert Knolls Elementary School. 

On Nov. 9, Desert Knolls Elementary School Principal, Crystal Schinhofen, spent the day going into classrooms and reading to students as part of Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! Program’s Principal Challenge. The challenge comes in an effort to raise awareness for the importance of literacy and generate a passion for reading.


In recognition of National Young Readers Week Nov. 7-11, The BOOK IT! Program continues its tradition of challenging principals across the country to be examples for literacy and read one school day – from the first bell to last – during the week.


The Principal Challenge is part of Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program’s National Young Readers Week celebration November 7-11 that is an annual event co-founded by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. One lucky elementary school principal will win Kate DiCamillo books for the entire school! Each K-6 grade student will go home with their very own new book for winter break.