Albert Einstein Academy Elementary School students raised $23,000 towards their school’s technological education during a 40-day Read-A-Thon.
Thanks to their elementary school students, Albert Einstein Academy Elementary School has another $23,000 to spend on technological education.
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The school’s first ever Read-A-Thon last for 40 days, with 280 students in grades K-6 participating.
The children were asked to read for 40 days, log their reading accomplishments and request donations for their efforts from friends and family.
The goal was to encourage students to read–especially during winter break–and help raise funds for their school.
“We believe that our Read-A-Thon helped to empower our students,” said Scott Spector, principal of AEA’s elementary school. “By earning money for their hard work, our students realize that they can make a positive impact in their education.”
The top five fundraisers were awarded prizes, including tickets to Disneyland and a Kindle Fire. The highest earner gained $1,040 in sponsorships.
An additional 30 participants were eligible to win raffle prizes, which include gift certificates from local sponsors or custom AEA backpacks.
The class with the most participation earned a complete set of books from HarperCollins publishers.
About Albert Einstein Academy Elementary
The Albert Einstein Academy in Santa Clarita seeks to prepare elementary school students for rigorous secondary studies through foreign language programs, academics and extracurricular activities. Its innovative interdisciplinary programs seek to instill a global perspective in its graduates.
AEA is in its first year as a public charter elementary school.
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Source: Santa Clarita News