The Robson Community School held its annual Spell-A-Thon on March 30.
Students were given word lists that they need to study, and were asked to collect pledges, with proceeds going toward our school.
This event is a major fundraiser, and each year the money is spent on something different. In the past we have purchased such things as playground equipment, a giant screen for our gymnasium, library books, and musical insturments.
This year, we are making our first-ever yearbook, and decided that proceeds from this spell-a-thon would go toward lowering the cost of these books.
This has been our most successful year ever! The students raised over $4300 and this amount was enough for every student and each staff member to receive a free yearbook.
This year, several local businesses donated money, gift certificates, or merchandise, which were used as prizes for students who performed well on the test, and brought in a minumum amount of pledge money.
Misauti Voros raised the most money, $325.10, and received a pool party gift certificate donated by the Super 8.
Brendan Anderson raised the second highest, $250, and he received a bowling party from Castle Bowl.
Ms. Schamer’s Grade 5 class raised the most money, over $1100, and they will enjoy a pizza party donated by Panago Pizza.
Mrs. MacKinnon’s Grade 2/3 class had the highest percentage of participants, almost 80 per cent, and they won a cupcake and juice party, compliments of Country Style Bakery.
Dozens of other prizes were donated by McDonalds, Tina Popoff Jewelry, Arby’s, A & W, The Movie Company, Dairy Queen, Johnny’s Grocery, PNT Contracting, Hair By Brenda, The Red Chair, Castlegar Rec Centre, The Robson Volunteer Fire Department, HTR Design, 4th Street Video, Tim Horton’s, Hairlines, and Kootenay Centre Cinema.
To all of these businesses and organizations, we would like to extend a huge thank-you for your support and generosity.
And to all the students who worked so hard, and raised so much money, way to go!
/Submitted by Robson Community School PAC