It’s time for Math-a-thon

I t’s Math-a-thon time of the year!  Granville Elementary School students recently gathered in an assembly to learn how they can sharpen their math skills and help very sick children.  More than 54 percent of the students at GES have chosen to participate in this fundraiser.  GES is no stranger to this program.  Students and teachers have been involved since 2002 and have raised $34,320.35.  That’s a very impressive total!!

This program is sponsored by St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas.  In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4 percent.  Thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude’s, today the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent .  You can visit www.mathathon.org to learn more about St. Jude’s.

For the next week, students should be asking family and friends to sponsor them for this important project.  Mrs. Marcy, AIS math teacher and coordinator of the Math-a-thon fundraiser, said that the math books are in!  Students will then work for three weeks to complete the books or they can work online.  Books should be finished by March 11.  During the third week of March, the students should collect their donations from sponsors and bring them to school.  All donations are due March 18.  Money can be turned in as soon as it is collected from the sponsors.

Any adult is welcome to make donations to this project.  If you plan to attend the Great Escape and Splash Water Kingdom this year, you will pay an admission price of approximately $40 for anyone more than 48 inches tall.  You might consider making a donation of $35 payable to St. Jude’s Hospital by sending the check into school.  This will get you a ticket to the park and a free T-shirt.  You not only get a great bargain, but you are helping sick kids as well.  Remember that the checks should be made payable to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

It’s not too late for your child to participate.  For questions, please call Coordinator Alicia Marcy at 642-9357, extension 3138, or e-mail amarcy@granvillecsd.org.

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