|The students at Annual Community Day|
Students took part in a run-a-thon fundraiser during their second Annual Community Day at Windham Primary School. On Thursday, May 16, the students gathered with community members to recognize all of the hard work of the students and to present community groups with checks for the funds raised. In total, the event raised $7,217.44.
The kindergarten classes raised a total of $1,771.50 for the Windham Public Library. Samantha Cote accepted the check from Dr. Rhoads and top individual fundraisers Caleb Sargent, Ben Freysinger and Charles Hager. The top Kindergarten classroom was Mrs. Carver with $434.00.
The first-grade classes raised a total of $1,659.25 for the Windham Fire Department. Chief Brent Libby accepted the check from Dr. Rhoads and top individual fundraisers Luke Russell and Michael Hall. The top first-grade classroom was Mrs. Shibles with $510.00.
The second-grade classes raised a total of $2,181.50 for the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals. Kathy Woodbrey accepted the check from Dr. Rhoads and top individual fundraisers Dylan Emmons and Byron Davis. The top second-grade classroom was Ms. Hopkins with $592.00. Four local businesses also contributed matching funds to second graders for their support of the MSSPA.
They were APEX, Hall Implement, Sebago Lake Automotive, and Horsepower Auto Care.
The third-grade classes raised a total of $1,605.19 for the Windham Historical Society. Susan Simpson, Carol Manchester, and Jason Farley accepted the check from Dr. Rhoads and top individual fundraisers Rocco DiDonato, Renner Gerrity, and Adyson Miller. The top third-grade classroom was Mrs. Grund with $319.00.
Community Day was started as a service-learning opportunity highlighting community groups that support RSU 14, and reflecting on how students can, in return, support those groups. Windham Primary School students were grateful for the opportunity to show how much they appreciate their community. An amazing job was done by all.