Thursday, April 6, 2017

Final Results!

With our Read-a-thon theme, Reading Around the World!, 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 – 185,508 total minutes read by students, teachers, and staff in 31 days! We had 164 students, teachers, and staff participate by turning in reading logs at least once throughout the month and 96 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 $4313.62  for PTO activities such as trips to the Flynn Theater, classroom field trips, 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 Drop Everything And Read, “Wear in the World” Dress-up Day, Mystery Reader Week, Eat Around the World, and Eugenie Doyle and Jan Reynolds for author visits 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 mascot Waldo and the committee members:  Betsy Knox, Holly Esterline, Stephanie Murray, Casey Underwood, Sarah Rouiger, Katie Kuzio, and Anna Lester.  A special thanks to parent volunteers Kristin Blanchette, Jen Winsor, Betsy Brown, and John McNerney for help with tallying and counting.

Top readers – students who read the most cumulative minutes over the 31 days and received a $10 certificate to the Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT
Kindergarten – Mathilda Faye Carrico
Grade 1 – Sophie Underwood
Grade 2 – Megan Bowers
Grade 3 – Matthew Broderick
Grade 4 – Lily Benoit
Grade 5 – Elrik Jay
Grade 6 – Angelita Peña
Teacher – Ms. Cota

Top Classroom with highest average minutes read of 1849 and earned an ice cream party is Ms. Pierpont’s 5/6 class!

Raffle Prizes 

Bag of maple cotton candy and a maple candy lollipop from Solar Sweet Maple farm - Lincoln, Vt – Clark Clary                 

Autographed copy of Jan Reynolds's book – Mongolia – Hailey Isham

Love VT Black t-shirt youth size 10 –  Louise Guilmette

$25 Cookie Love gift card – Liam Beatyy

Pizza from Monkton General Store – Isayah Isham

Four tickets to Marquis Movie Theater  – Tanner Hoffman

Two free Vermont Sun Fitness Center day pass – Nicholas Clodgo

Family pass to Shelburne Museum – Ivy Schulte

One month family membership to the Edge – 
1. Sierra Sumner
2. Avery Stetson
3. Hazel Guillmette
4. Sam Mangini
5. Nathan Lester

Petra Cliffs Beginner pack for 2 (one certificate) – Sadie Fogg

Reading Around the 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 have a surprise at the Closing Ceremony. The 3rd place winner was Ms. Kuzio, the 2nd place winner was Ms. Foley, and the 1st place winner was Ms. Knox!

Here is our wall of Mountain Lion Readers:

Our hallway graph has reached the ceiling!

So many great books read during the last 31 days:

Ms. Esterline and "Waldo" kick off our Closing Ceremony.

Celebrating our total minutes, pledges, participants, and Mountain Lion Readers!

Our top readers in each grade and top staff:

And here are our teachers that got a trip around the world: 3rd place - Ms. Kuzio, 2nd place - Ms. Foley, and 1st place - Ms. Knox.

Here is the link to the video of their "exciting" trips: