It’s official! The 2016 Educational Foundation of the Chesters Read–A-Thon was a huge success! We celebrate our young readers from Dickerson and Bragg who together logged 190,625 minutes, which is an 18.9% increase from last year! The total number of participants for both schools was 230, which is a 16.2% increase from last year! We thank the parents, friends, principals, and teachers who supported the students and their efforts to raise more than $10,457.65 in pledges! This fundraising effort will continue to provide funding for grants, purchases of technology to support innovative classroom learning programs, new school clubs, and more!
Congratulations to the following classes for achieving the highest participation rate of their grade. They have been awarded $100 Amazon gift cards. Kindergarten: Mrs. Cianci 1st Grade: Mrs. Arturi 2nd Grade: Mrs. Simmons 3rd Grade: Mrs. Herzner 4th Grade: Mrs. Freund 5th Grade: Mr. Castro
Congratulations to the highest pledges winners at Dickerson and Bragg, who win the internet book shopping with their Principal: - Aric Sorchini, Kindergarten - Katerina Fehling, 3rd grade
Congratulations to the following top readers in each grade. The top 3 readers in each grade (K-5) were awarded a plaque and a special prize. Pre K: Sylvia Manibay – (1st Place) Kindergarten: Andrew Madinabeitia – (1st Place), Devan Rana – (2nd Place), and Ishaan Rana – (3rd Place) 1st Grade: William Madinabeitia – (1st Place), Zachary Fisher – (2nd Place), and Andrew Miskiman – (3rd Place) 2nd Grade: Jonathan Nadler – (1st Place), Ella Garrison – (2nd Place), Talon Wehmeyer – (3rd Place), and Raislyn Palmer – (Honorable mention) 3rd Grade: Emily Madinabeitia – (1st Place), Anna Alexion - (2nd Place), Brody Meisner - (3rd Place), Kate Shaw – (Honorable mention), and Kieran Surve – (Honorable mention) 4th Grade: Jessica Pappas - (1st Place), Liam Crowley - (2nd Place), Riya Atluri - (3rd Place), Ryan Turner – (Honorable mention) and Megan Turner – (Honorable mention) 5th Grade: Sienna Laracca – (1st Place), Claire Collins - (2nd Place), name not published - (3rd Place), Alyssa Mayhood – (Honorable mention)
The 2016 raffle winners are: Avery Rose, 4th grade (Chromebook), Sawyer Lesh, 3rd grade (2 Devils tickets), Matthew McAvinn, 2nd grade (2 Liberty Science Center tickets), Annabelle Farnsworth, 4th grade ($50 Barnes and Noble gift card), and Octavio Quinn, 3rd grade ($50 Barnes and Noble gift card). These names were picked in a drawing by the Chester Schools’ Superintendent, Dr. Van Woert. Congratulations to all of our readers!! The Educational Foundation of the Chesters wishes to thank the parents, teachers, and principals who support our children every day and who have made this program a huge success. The ultimate goal of the Read-A-Thon is to foster a life-long love of reading, and the children of Chester are well on their way! 2015 Read-A-Thon Results