Students raiser over $10, 000 during the annual Brookside Read-A-Thon Fundraiser. Students were asked to read as much as they could for an entire week. Friends, family & neighbors made very generous donations based on the number of minutes read.
As an insentive to read and bring in donations Mrs. Rudd, the school principal, told student she would face her fear of holding a very large snake if the goal was met. Students exceeded everyone's expectaions and Mrs. Rudd kept her word. During an assembly to recognize top readers and earners, Mrs. Rudd held a very large python.
During this same assembly many students earned prizes (donated my community members) such as pogo sticks, movies, footballs, Studio C appareal. One lucky student even won a WiiU. Top reader's from each grade were rewarded with a special lunch at Magleby's with Mrs. Rudd.
Other special events that happened during the assembly:
- Several teachers were turned into toilet paper mummies. They then danced to YMCA in front of the entire school.
- Student council members were turned into ice cream sundaes.
- Two students from each grade "Pop for Dollars." Students popped balloons filled with cash.
The fundraiseer was a great success!