Read A Thon - Nov 18, 2021

EFMS Students Meet Read-A-Thon Goal
Posted on 11/18/2021
This is the image for the news article titled EFMS Students Meet Read-A-Thon GoalThanks to the efforts of families, friends, community members and businesses, the Elysian Fields Middle School "Read-A-Thon" has soared past the goal set for the school fundraiser.

Collectively, EFMS students were pledged $11,172 from individual pledges made from among the community. The funds will be used to purchase library and literacy needs, including books, technology, licensing fees and other items. Students will receive individual and grade level awards based on the amount of money collected. Students and teachers will earn the pledges by reading all day during the Read-A-Thon.

"Our Read-A-Thon was highly successful and we appreciate the support of our readers," said Jacqueline Hill, EFMS Principal. "I want to thank all of the students and the Elysian Fields Middle School staff for making this event so successful this year, especially Johnette Abercrombie for the time she took in planning and organizing the fundraiser."

The EFMS Read-A-Thon will take place on Friday, Nov. 19, which is the final day of school before the Thanksgiving break.

PHOTO: Principal Jacqueline Hill and EFISD Assistant Superintendent Monica Simmons make good on their promise to students. The two administrators agreed to read from the roof of Elysian Fields Middle School if students met their AR Pledge Goal. Students will continue their reading push in November with Friday's "Read-A-Thon" fundraiser.