Students raise over $20,000 during Read for the Ronald McDonald House challenge!
Perelman Jewish Day School
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. This year, Perelman Jewish Day School participated in the Read for the House Program, a service-learning project that raises funds to support the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.
Our fifth graders led the way, creating book recommendation lists for each class. Mystery readers and lively conversations and lessons about the different books increased reading enthusiasm in every grade.
Our students proudly donated their own money and encouraged others to do the same. Additionally, having read for over 100,000 minutes, our community has been given the opportunity to ‘cash in’ our minutes read in exchange for class library books. Students are working collaboratively, excitedly discussing what books they want to add to their classroom libraries.
We are proud of our students for sharing their love of reading as they work to make the world a better place.