PACs thank the community for its support
For the last two weeks, both the Ryan and Center Elementary schools have had fundraising company Boosterthon on site. Boosterthon bases its fundraising programs on physical activity and character-building education. Students learned during their lunch breaks about becoming a world changer. They learned about finding a need, writing a plan, rallying their teams, launching it now, and finally how to grit it out.
Center Elementary School PAC Co-chair Michelle Robertson, who led the fundraising effort, said the Ryan had about 495 students and the CES had around 760 students participate in running 35 laps to raise $66,273. These funds go toward in-school enrichment, field trips, and more for both schools.
The children could win various prizes over the two weeks of the fundraiser for hitting milestones. For example, they could win a dance party in class or turn a Boosterthon employee into a mummy. The event wrapped up with Center Elementary School Vice Principal Rob Rogers being slimed.
“This is the biggest school fundraiser of the year for the Ryan and Center schools, and our fantastic Tewksbury community came together to make it all possible,” said Robertson. “Thank you to all of our families and corporate sponsors for your generous donations and to the Ryan and CES administration for your time and assistance. And best of all, the students had an absolute blast doing it all.”