Sunday, April 10, 2016

Final Results!

With our Read-a-thon theme, Launch into Reading!, we hope that the time students spent reading that helped launch them into new books and discover more about themselves and the world around them.

Our final tally of total minutes read was really impressive – 141,900 total minutes read by students, teachers, and staff in 30 days! We had 163 students, teachers, and staff participate by turning in reading logs at least once throughout the month and 69 students reached Mountain Lion Reader status (450 minutes for grades K-2, 600 minutes for grades 3-4, and 900 minutes for grades 5-6).

We also raised over $5,100 for PTO activities such as trips to the Flynn Theater, classroom fieldtrips, providing after school enrichment opportunities, 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 Rock and Read week, Jason Chin’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 and staff for their engagement and enthusiasm! A special thanks to the Read-a-thon committee members:  Betsy Knox, Holly Esterline, Stephanie Murray, Nicole Christman, Casey Underwood, and Anna Lester. A special thanks to parent volunteers such as Jen Stanley and John McNerney for help with tallying and counting.

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 – Sophie Underwood
Grade 1 – Jack Stratz
Grade 2 – Molly Mangini
Grade 3 – Whitney Dykstra
Grade 4 – Desmond Carrico
Grade 5 – Owen Kelliher
Grade 6 – Kassidy Jay
Teacher – Ms. Cota

Top Classroom with highest average minutes read and earned an ice cream or pizza party is Ms. Gagner's 5/6 class!

Raffle Prizes

Recycled Reading, Bristol, VT - $5 Certificates

1. Annie Dufault
2. Siena Stanley
3. Nick Clodgo
4. Avery Stetson
5. Lucy Parker
6. Patty McNerney
7. Hazel Guilimette
8. Txuxa Konzcal
9. Anni Funke
10. Gwen Gero

Autographed copy of Jason Chin's book - Galapogos - Rylee Layn
Autographed copy of Jason Chin's book - Coral Reefs - Nell Harvey
Autographed copy of Jason Chin's book - Redwoods - Aubrey Coffey

2 movie tickets to the Marquis in Middlebury - Morgan Stetson

$10 Gift Cards to Cookie Love, North Ferrisburgh, VT
1. Louisa Guillimette
2. Liam Beatty

Passes to Whirley's World, Middlebury, VT
1. Scarlet Tarmy
2. Cassandra Guillmette

4 tickets to Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT - Madeleine Hotaling

2 day passes and equipment rental to Petra Cliffs, South Burlington, VT - Spencer Sears

Out-of-this-world surprise!
For all the students who earned Mountain Lion Reader status, they got to vote on one of three teachers or staff members who volunteered to get things "launched" on them! The 3rd place winner was Ms. Foley, the 2nd place winner was Ms. Knox, and the 1st place winner was Ms. Leggett!

Photos from the Closing Ceremony will be up in the next post...

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