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Deephaven Elementary Raises $37,000 at Read-A-Thon
Deephaven Elementary Raises $37,000 at Read-A-Thon

For its second year now, the Read-A-Thon event has been Deephaven Elementary's biggest fundraiser. Over the course of just 24 days, students at Deephaven read 346,918 minutes and raised just over $37,000.

The Read-A-Thon event is a very unique fundraiser in that it raises money for school programs while encouraging students to read at the same time. There is class competition and weekly drawings for prizes that go along with the fundraising to encourage students to take part.

Deephaven Elementary's principal, Bryan McGinley, was very pleased with this year's success. "Deephaven's Read-A-Thon was a huge success in terms of student participation and total funds raised for our school," said Mr. McGinley. "Students were excited about the weekly drawings and final prizes. It was a fun way to celebrate I Love to Read Month."

For the fundraiser, each class competes to raise the most money. "Students were enthusiastic about the classroom competition for reading minutes charted on the wall in our main hallway," said Mr. McGinley. This year, Mrs. Gong's first grade class raised the most money this year, totalling $2,670. Close runner-ups were Mrs. Friederick's Kindergarten class that raised $2,448 and Mrs. Sepulveda's third grade class that raised $2,390.

The money raised during the Read-A-Thon fundraiser helps provide many PTA resources like IXL math, Art Adventure, iPads, teacher grants, and many more amazing things.

As for next year, Deephaven hopes that the Read-A-Thon event will continue to grow and encourage students to love to read.

The Read-A-Thon event would not have been possible without the hard work of the Read-A-Thon committee: Greg Mascolo, Melonie Hedlund, Jennifer Popehn, Angela Dugan, Judy Jandro, and the Co-Chairs Tara Engebretson and Elizabeth Fazendin.

Congratulations to all students and staff who participated in this year's Read-A-Thon fundraiser!

To see the list of class winners, visit: https://pledgestar.com/deephaven/

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