The numbers are in, and Read-A-Thon 2019 was a fantastic success, breaking all previous records for participation, reading, and fundraising!
Thank you so much to every single student who took part, and for the families, friends, neighbors, and relatives who supported them–and, by extension, our school.
Read-A-Thon 2019 By The Numbers:
Minutes Read: 40,420 minutes (that’s over 673 hours!)
Dollars Raised: $13,004.75 (…and we’re not done counting!)
Grade With the Most Participants: Kindergarten (41 readers)
Class With the Most Participants: Ms. Kettyle, 2-214 (14 students)
Class With the Highest Participation Rate: Mrs. Williams, 4-410 (100% participation!)
Class With the Highest Reading Total: Mr. Appell, 5-514 (6,950 minutes)
Top Readers in Each Grade:
Pre-K: MilesRead-A-Thon 2019 Breaks Records!, Ms. Berthier’s Class (530 minutes)
Kindergarten: Anahi, Ms. Commitante’s Class (585 minutes)
1st Grade: Edward, Ms. Lewis’ Class (1,470 minutes)
2nd Grade: Ayven, Ms. Kettyle’s Class (1,115 minutes)
3rd Grade: Amy, Ms. Szal’s Class (1,100 minutes)
4th Grade: Levi, Ms. Estrella’s Class (613 minutes)
5th Grade: Odette, Mr. Appel’s Class (4,815 minutes)
Odette is also the top reader in the entire school, with a pretty astounding total. Congratulations!
We also want to recognize Quinn, Class 3-302, who is the top fundraiser in the school for the second year in a row, bringing in over $2,000 in sponsorships! Thank you, Quinn!
A Quick Note on Prizes:
Many students received certificates and prize bags on Friday, however due to some last-minute entries (and overwhelming participation) we ran out of supplies. Any students who did not receive prizes on Friday will get them Monday!
A Quick Note on Tax Receipts:
The 282 PTO is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Anyone who paid online should have received a receipt from PayPal. Anyone who submitted a cash or check payment will receive a paper receipt, but with such an amazing number of donations, it will take us a few weeks to generate receipts. If you would like to receive receipts by email, please contact PTO Co-President Una LaMarche. Otherwise, receipts will be delivered to students to take home.
Thank you again for making Read-A-Thon 2019 such a success!