The Tobin School's 8th Annual Read-a-Thon Raises over $500 for Heifer International
You usually won't find thirty-nine children in their pajamas at The Tobin School on a Wednesday night, but this is exactly what could be seen at The Tobin School's annual Read-a-Thon.
Students in preschool through grade 4 and their siblings were invited back to school to help raise money to support Heifer International. Children taking part gathered sponsors to support their participation in four different reading blocks which were facilitated by Tobin School faculty. While the children enjoyed read-a-louds, storytelling sessions, making crafts based on picture books, composing alliterations, and more, their parents enjoyed a social time in the School's kitchen. Activities began at 6:30 p.m. and participants ended the night with a special snack before concluding the event at 8:00.
Head of School Lori Davis notes, "This annual event is a favorite for both children and adults! We love to offer opportunities for even young children to feel like they can help others with their efforts."
Over $500 was raised to support the work of Heifer International, an organization that supplies livestock, seeds, trees and training to enable those in need to create a means of support. Students in the 3rd and 4th grade class at The Tobin School will determine how to allocate the funds raised. The annual Read-a-Thon is part of The Tobin School's continuing commitment to community service.