All the students in Grades K-9 participated in a read-a-thon for the month of March. We had lots of incentives for the students to keep reading, including, duck taping Mr. Rice to the wall, shaving his head, teachers dressing up silly and getting pies to the face.
There were prizes for: most minutes read by an individual, classroom, and for the most pledges plus we had lots of runner up prizes. (longer recess, donut day, movie day, etc.). The students exceeded all of our expectations/goals in the first 2 weeks. The students read over 74,000 minutes! (Our goal was 30,000.)
Most minutes read: Leisure Centre pass - Malcolm (gr. 6); Top Pledges (3 way tie)- Orpheum tickets - Levi, Laya, Leighton; Top Classroom Minutes Read - Pizza Party - Gr. 5/6/7 ; Top readers in each classroom - Scholastic book; K- Brynna Gr. 1/2 - Daphne Gr. 3/4 – Bronsyn; Gr. 5/6/7 - Malcolm Gr. 8/9 Aidria.
A big thank you goes out to all the families that pledged and encouraged the students to read. Once again it exceeded are expectations. We raised over $4,100.00!! WOW! We will be using this money to go towards a tennis court that we hope to put in, within the next year or two.
Thank you for all your support.