This week, Allendale students celebrated Read Across America.  The week began with a visit from New York Times Bestselling author Laura Duksta. On Friday, the students participated in the Coast to Coast Challenge.  Each student had the opportunity to read a book and complete a reading test.  The goal was to read as many books as they could during the school day.  Allendale students read over 1,000 books for the challenge.  The rest of the week was spent with silent reading, buddy reading and dress up days to celebrate the joy of a good book.