Elementary students get ready to ‘Read for Ronald McDonald House’ – Feb, 2018

Students who participated in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program during the 2016-17 school year.
Students who participated in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program during the 2016-17 school year.

Schuylerville Elementary School students are being challenged to read as many minutes as they can in the month of March, in an effort to help seriously ill children and their families. It’s all part of the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program, which raises funds to support the Albany Ronald McDonald House. Students attended a kickoff assembly on Monday, Feb. 5, where they learned about the program and who they will be helping.

“The program promotes student reading and encourages students to take an active role in helping other children,” Cassandra Luthringer, school counselor. “It teaches our students that they can make a difference.”

This is Schuylerville Elementary School’s third year participating in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program. Over the past two years, students have helped raise more than $9,000.

This year, students wishing to participate will be asking family and friends to sponsor their reading for the month of March with pledges of either a flat amount for all reading accomplished during the month, or any amount of money they decide per minute read during the month. Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read on their March reading logs. At the end of the month, students will collect their donations from their sponsors and return the donations to school. The donations will then be collected by a Ronald McDonald House representative to help benefit the families of the Albany Ronald McDonald House.

All student participants will receive a personalized participation certificate and two student representatives will be invited to attend the Awards for Excellence Celebration at the Albany Ronald McDonald House. A number of other prizes are available for participating students and schools.

To learn more about the Albany Ronald McDonald House, click here.