Saturday, June 7, 2014

Closing Ceremony

The previous post listed all our final results - total minutes read, top readers, raffle prize winners and winner of the kiss the cow vote - all of which were celebrated at the Closing Ceremony of our Read-a-thon on Thursday, June 5th at the All School Meeting.  Below are some photos taken at the Closing Ceremony.

 Top readers in each grade with School Librarian Holly Esterline and Principal Susan Stewart:
Top reader for Kindergarten - Nathan Lester

 Top reader for Grade 1 - Hazel Guillmette

Top reader for Grade 2 - Ian Funke 

Top reader for Grade 3 - Norman Benoit 

Top reader for Grade 4 - Txuxa Konczal 

Top reader for Grade 5 - Sierra Petrocelli 

Top reader for Grade 6 - Peter McNerney 

Top reader for the teacher’s “classroom” - Ms. Way!

Teacher and staff volunteers for kissing the cow wait with anticipation to hear the voting results! 

Principal Ms. Stewart received the most votes to kiss the cow! 

Runner-ups also give the cow a kiss - Miss Carina 

…and also runner-up Ms. Yerrick 

 We are appreciative for the Layn family for sharing their calf with us.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Final Results!

With our Read-a-thon theme, Reading is a journey…explore and discover!, we hope that the time students spent reading was a journey that helped them explore new books and discover more about themselves and the world around them.

Our final tally of total minutes read was really impressive – 102,326 total minutes read by students and teachers in 30 days!  We had 113 students participate by turning in reading logs at least once throughout the month and 80 students reached Mountain Lion Reader status (450 minutes for grades K-3 and 600 minutes for grades 4-6).

We also raised over $4400 for PTO activities such as trips to the Flynn Theater, classroom fieldtrips, providing after school enrichment opportunities (such as Kempo, Drama, Chess, etc.), the World Language Program through Middlebury College, the Four Winds Nature Program, contributing toward programs such as the Artists in Residence, helping provide materials for classrooms and much more!  

Events such as Scholastic Book Fair, Jon Muth’s author visit, Character Dress-up Day and Mystery Reader Week were all fun and celebrated the reading students had been doing.

Thanks to all the students for the many hours they put into reading, to the parents for encouraging their students, for the community for supporting through sponsor pledges, and for the teachers for their engagement and enthusiasm!  A special thanks to the Read-a-thon committee members:  Susan Stewart, Holly Esterline, Stephanie Murray, Meghann Goetz, Casey Underwood and Anna Lester.  A special thanks to parent volunteers such as Erin Dufault and Kristin Blanchette for help with tallying and counting and Curtis Layn for providing our cow for kissing.

Top readers – students who read the most cumulative minutes over the 30 days and received a $10 certificate to the Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT

Kindergarten – Nathan Lester
Grade 1 – Hazel Guillmette
Grade 2 – Ian Funke
Grade 3 – Norman Benoit
Grade 4 – Txuxa Konczal
Grade 5 – Sierra Petrocelli
Grade 6 – Peter McNerney
Teacher – Ms. Way

Runners-Up for Top Readers

Kindergarten – Molly Magini
Grade 1 – Nian Farrell-Roman
Grade 2 – Elrik Jay
Grade 3 – Owen Kelliher
Grade 4 – Kassidy Jay
Grade 5 – Quincy Cook
Grade 6 – Liam Kelliher
Teacher - Ms. Pierpont

Top Classroom with highest average minutes read…who out “read” the teachers…and earned an ice cream party is Ms. Goetz’s 3/4 class!

Raffle Prizes 

Recycled Reading, Bristol, VT -  $5 Certificates

1. Maia Jensen
2. Johnny Stanley
3. Halle Huizenga
4. Avery Stetson
5. Noah Konczal
6. Desmond Carrico
7. Jamison Huizenga
8. Jonathan Armell
9. William Gustin
10. Dakota Catella
11. Ethan Dunbar
12. Lander Magoon
13. Ben Camp
14. Molly Mangini
15. Morgan Stetson

Cookie Love T-shirt – Lucy Parker

Brown Dog $15 Certificate, Hinesburg, VT – Samuel Lawrence

Lake Monster Tickets for June 28th game – Gweneth Gero

Kissing the cow
For all the students who earned Mountain Lion Reader status, besides earning a certificate for a free creemee at the Bristol Village Creemee stand, also got to vote on one of ten teachers or staff members who will kiss a cow!  The ten volunteers were:
Ms. Carina  (Music teacher)
Ms. Fisher (Guidance Counselor)
Ms. Gagner   (5/6 grade teacher)
Ms. Goetz   (3/4 grade teacher)
Ms. Leggett  (Kindergarten teacher)
Nurse Mack  (Nurse)
Ms. Pierpont (5/6 grade teacher)
Mr. Raymond  (Custodian)
Ms. Stewart  (Principal)
Ms. Yerrick  (1/2 grade teacher)

And the winner is…Susan Stewart!

Photos from the Closing Ceremony will be up on the blog in the next few days...