Marengo Students Honored for Reading Effort in October

School to Host ‘Celebrate the Arts’ on Sunday

There were awards, t-shirts flying through the air and one colorfully dressed school principal all adding to the lively fun at Marengo Elementary School’s outdoor morning assembly Friday.

As a way to promote a “Celebrate the Arts”  event on campus Sunday, November 17, one Marengo student flung wrapped up t-shirts into the crowd of students. Captain Character (A.K.A teacher Ron Aschieris) was on hand to present students with special good citizenship certificates over the past month, but the real crowd pleaser was Kim Sinclair, Marengo’s good-natured principal, who dressed like a character in the book “If I Built A Car.”

Sinclair announced the winners for the school’s 3rd annual Marengo Read-A-Thon fundraiser, which brought in approximately $23,000 this year. Collectively,students at the school read more than one million minutes during the month of October.

Students were asked to collect a flat rate or an amount for each minute read during the designated period.

Meanwhile, the first part of the assembly concentrated on “Celebrate the Arts” from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Families will spend the afternoon creating, exploring and celebrating the arts on Marengo’s upper playground.

A $10 ticket gives individuals all day access to the arts. Both kids and parents and kids are encouraged to buy a ticket.

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