Principal James Derby and Assistant Principal Keri Rosher dressed up as Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar on May 8 as a reward for the Castleton Elementary School Read for Ronald McDonald House challenge.
Students counted how many minutes they read in March and raised money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, which provides a place of comfort and support for critically ill children and their families at no cost. To encourage students to read, Mr. Derby and Mrs. Rosher promised to dress up if students met their reading goal.
“You read almost 140,000 minutes in the month of March and raised over $4,000 for Ronald McDonald House. That’s enough money to help a family stay there for more than a month. You helped yourself by reading and you helped Ronald McDonald House as well, “said Reading Specialist Chris Murphy, who organized the challenge.