Genet Elementary School raised $5,410.25 for the Ronald McDonald House Program this school year as part of its read-a-thon program. Students solicited pledges of donations and then read during the month of March. This donation will benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Albany, which provides a free place for families to stay while their critically ill child receives treatment from local hospitals.
Principal Wayne Grignon set a goal to meet or exceed last year’s total of $4,200, and if the students reached it, he would kiss a pig in front of the entire school. Last week, Mr. Grignon honored the challenge and kissed a 300-pound pig named Hamlet in front of students and staff.
Genet Principal Grignon told students if they reached their fundraising goal for the Read for Ronald McDonald House Program, he would kiss a pig. And they did.
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First grader Jack Brewer raised $1,659 through his reading, and as a special prize, silly stringed his teacher Leia Nardacci.
Special thanks to Genet teachers Joan Davis and Michelle Martino who chaired the Read for Ronald McDonald Program!