Dhahran Campus Read-a-thon Winners Announced
Weeks of energetic hustle and bustle kept the library busy during the 2016 Crayons 4 Kids (C4K) Read-a-thon. We read a lot of books, raised funds for charity, and had a fun time in the process.
Students recorded a combined reading total of 3,130 hours of reading during the two-week event, with the highest totals in the Primary/ Elementary schools. Winning prizes were trips to Joffrey’s, special picnics, and an all-night “Night in the Library” for the top class. A special recognition goes to Ms. Duncan’s Grade 5 class at DEMS for reading the most minutes and to Mr. Rider’s Grade 4 class for raising the most money for C4K.
Thanks to everyone who contributed and congratulations to the Read-a-thon Winners!
Mr. Johnson, Middle Primary/ Elementary Teacher-Librarian, stands with the winning students in his classes. Mr. Johnson’s class competed against each other to find the most sponsors and then collect the most money for the cause. The winners from each of Mr. Johnson’s classes were invited to attend a special picnic.
Ms. Lehman, Upper Primary/ Elementary School Teacher-Librarian, joins the winning class, DBGS’s Year 5 Red, Ms. Liptrot’s Class. Their prize for placing high both in reading minutes and in fundraising is an overnight “Night in the Library”. They get to read all the books they want and possibly meet “Dewey the Dragon”.
Ms. Donna, Pre-School and Kindergarten Teacher-Librarian, poses with her winning students. Her prize was a trip to Joffrey’s. Some of her students had never been to Joffrey’s!
A joint effort of all three campus schools, the 2016 LRC Crayons for Kids (C4K) Read-a-thon challenged Dhahran High School, Dhahran British Grammar School and Dhahran Elementary Middle School to combine their efforts to read for a good cause: getting crayons and coloring books into the hands of children of refugees. Partnering with The American Community School of Amman, the Dhahran Campus community raised over 56,000 SAR for C4K, far exceeding our 37,500 SAR goal. Earler this month, a team of student representatives from all three schools traveled to Jordan to distribute the supplies to the needy children.
Thanks to all who made the Read-a-thon a success!