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GMA Cool Schools: Ridge Elementary

Raising Money Through Read-A-Thon
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Posted at 3:00 AM, May 10, 2021

Today's Cool School is Ridge Elementary!

The school recently participated in the Read-a-Thon fundraiser to raise money for new library books. All donations were collected online.

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With the help of the community and parents, they brought in over $7000 during the three week campaign. Students were also able to record the number of minutes they read on a virtual reading log.

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The met the challenge made by the Kiwanis of Acadiana of reading over 45,000 minutes. The school exceeded the goal and read 50,000! The Kiwanis Club donated $500 to the campaign.

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Thanks for all of the Cool School submissions this year. We're all out of spots and know there are plenty of Cool Schools out there. We hope you have a great summer!