ward readathon

Readathon, underway at William B. Ward Elementary School throughout November, is more than a celebration of reading; it’s an opportunity to learn, explore, experience, and enjoy. Students are encouraged to read each night and log their minutes. Students also seek supporters who make donations based on the amount read. That fundraiser, the school’s biggest, raised $50,000 two years ago, when more than 2 million minutes were spent reading! The goal this year is also $50,000. The money enables teachers to enhance their classrooms with enrichment materials for math, art, science, and music for all students, and funds unique projects such as the outdoor classroom. Readathon kicked off recently with a special Olympic-style ceremony. Among those in attendance were Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, Principal Franco Miele, the school's mascot, and Assistant Principal Kim Peluso. Help support education at Ward by sponsoring readers! Learn more at www.wardpta.com.