The Hance Elementary
School PTO came up with a unique fundraiser called “Whooo's Reading,” an
Students not only set
reading goals and learned about cyber safety, they earned money to help support
the PTO that funds lots of school projects.
"It was a
fantastic, very fun, fundraiser that got our kids reading, while
learning about cyber safety and raising money all at once," PTO representative
Liana Murray said. "Our goals were to raise $4,500, and read for
Students surpassed the
goal, read 105,678 minutes and raised $6,242.
Dr. John Mayberry,
principal, promised to color his hair pink on March 10, 2017 if the
goal was met. He kept his word. Ms. Murray did the honors of spray-painting
Ms. Murray and
GATE/Computer teacher Danielle Czegan coordinated the program.
Students could log on
to a special program and log hours read, cheer on their fellow classmates
and see who was reading.
Top readers received
a certificate and gift certificate for the upcoming book fair. Second
Grader Evan Daruwalla was the top reader with 3,231 minutes