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Dobbins logs thousands of reading minutes

April 26, 2018
The Town Crier

Knowledge is power, and students at Dobbins Elementary in Poland gained lots of knowledge through reading: 151,840 minutes of reading to be exact.

It was all part of this year's Read-a-Thon at Dobbins.

Third and fourth grade students surpassed the school's reading goal of 110,00 minutes, by reading 41,840 additional minutes. From February 5 to 25, students logged reading minutes. Students could read before and after school, and also during approved reading time at a school. Some students even spent recess logging reading time. Around 120 students reached the individual reading goal of 400 minutes, 39 students read more than 1,200 minutes individually during the 20-day reading window. Some students got to "Slime the Teacher" because of their reading minutes and pledges.

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Amanda Ray, McKenna Daley, Alex Cook, Coach Nick Blanch covered in goo, Delaney Ankeles and Kennedy Henderson enjoyed the benefits of reading recently when they had a little fun in the Dobbins Elemenytary School parking lot.

The Read-a-Thon is a PTO fundraiser, 100% of money raised goes to Dobbins, and supports enrichment and field trips. Students were able to ask for sponsorship for reading hours. This year's Read-a-Thon raised $8,812.76.

A number of businesses stepped up as sponsors for the Read-a-Thon: Youngstown Skate, Warrior Warehouse, Kennywood Amusement Park, One Hot Cookie, and Extreme Air.

"I would really like to thank the generosity of our sponsors. Our PTO did a fantastic job in reaching out to local businesses that would motivate our students, and these businesses responded," said Mike Daley, Principal, Dobbins Elementary. "We wouldn't have the success without them."



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