This year, NorthLake Park participated in the Read-A-Thon fundraiser. This is a fundraiser that was sponsored by PTA and students focused on reading. Students commit to completing 10 reading sessions, ranging from 10-30 minutes a day for 10 days. They can choose any book they want to read. Family and friends were asked to support their reader by making a one-time online donation. School-wide goals were established, and NLP surpassed the original fundraising goal! Principal Lee Parker made good on the agreement for the school-wide goal being met.
The top fundraisers for the Read-a-Thon got the opportunity to duct tape Mr. Parker to the wall for reaching the goal that was set with the “Stuck on Reading” challenge. Students had a partner, and the two students then took a long piece of duct tape and helped tape Mr. Parker to the wall in the gym. Do you think the goal of taping Mr. Parker to the wall worked? When the stool was removed from under his feet, he DID stick to the wall!
“Reading on the Roof” was the final reward for all students for reaching the school-wide goal. NLP students sat in the bus loop as Mr. Parker overcame his fear of heights and completed the challenge. He read a story through a megaphone to each grade level from the school’s rooftop. The students loved this challenge and thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside on a beautiful day listening to a story coming from their principal on the roof of the school!