February was all about reading at Terraset ES, and the school's Read-A-Thon
was front and center!
With a goal to read 1,000,000 minutes, students had their work cut out for them.
But Terraset tigers don’t get scared easily. They were ready to make a mark in the annals of Terraset’s read-a-thon… all three years of it! And this year’s participants turned themselves into legends. With 100 percent participation from the students and a good turnout from the parents, the Terraset community read 1,373,590 minutes and raised over $6,000 for their school.
This year's read-a-thon theme-- Pirates!-- made its way into everything.
Kindergarten was singing the “Subtract like a Pirate” song, first through third grade classrooms were full of pirate stories, and fourth-sixth grade… well they’re
pretty much pirates all year round anyway!
What were the kids really reading for? The prizes of course! And the biggest prize of all was having Principal Lindsay Trout dress and speak like a pirate all day on Friday, March 8 because “we reached our goal!”
Other awards included prizes for individual readers and fundraisers, as well as awards for the classes that read the most! A quick glance at the prize winners list shows the Goetz family as stand-out readers. "It's been so much fun!" said their mother, Bridget Goetz, who had three children in the prize winners list. "You couldn't have a better fundraiser than a read-a-thon!"
Third grader Max Estrada topped the fundraiser chart, bringing in nearly $450 by himself.
"Max worked very hard getting people to sponsor him - and worked doubly hard reaching his 1000 minute goal." Max's mom, Rebecca Estrada, said.
Organizers from Terraset PTA are more than thrilled with the outcome and plan to stick with this fun community event.
A fundraiser that supports reading... can't do better than that.