Mother Teresa students dance Halloween away

Ecole Mother Teresa School elementary students recently held a Dance-a-Thon to help raise money for the school.

Leah Whalen and Tayla Hopfner practice some dance moves.

Leah Whalen and Tayla Hopfner practice some dance moves.

Ecole Mother Teresa School elementary students recently held a Dance-a-Thon to help raise money for the school.

The School Council has been fundraising to meet their goal of $10,000 by April 2017 and have since surpassed their goal. All funds raised will go towards supporting school activities and projects, such as field trips, school BBQs, movie nights, school/family dances and Shrove Tuesday breakfast. Also, the school would like to use the funds to purchase outdoor benches and picnic tables.

Now that the school has reached their goal there will be a lip sync battle between school staff members through Team Smith and Team Meraw.

The Dance-a-Thon took place on Monday throughout the school day, with Sebastian Reinhart AKA DJ Sabotage guest DJing the event.

Bobbi Laitila, fundraising co-ordinator for the school council, explained the students were thrilled to have surpassed their goal.

Funds were raised through a number of initiatives aside from the Dance-a-Thon throughout the year, including the school’s Ad-mazing Coupon Book which sold out and earned the school $5,060 in funds to go towards their projects.

Through the elementary school student’s Dance-A-Thon $7,522 was raised totalling over $12,500 for the school.

The middle school students will in turn be doing another fundraiser in term two.

Laitila added it’s been an exciting past year for the students, teachers and parents of the school as they watched their fundraising efforts pay off.

“We implemented a few new fundraising techniques and it’s proved immensely successful,” said Laitila. “It’s been amazing to watch. Our field trips and project based learning will benefit so much from these funds, as the cost to do these trips continues to rise.”

“We are really hoping to get outdoor benches and picnic tables at the back of the school so that students are able to be outside more often in the warmer months.”

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