Beginning when school started back in August, fourth grade teacher Tanita Peak started organizing Brooklet Elementary School’s Relay for Life team and its fundraising efforts.
The school held events throughout the year to raise money for the annual Relay, which was held on April 16 and benefits the American Cancer Society. One of the biggest fundraisers for the Relay was a Talent Show held at the school on the evening of April 8. More than 25 students participated and lots of parents, family and friends attended. But not all the students were able to see their classmates perform.
Also, all during the school year students prepare for the annual CRCT testing that determines the level of progress students and the school make in mastering their subjects. CRCT testing began April 20 and concluded earlier this week.
So, to reward the entire school for a job well done on the CRCT, and to give all students a chance to enjoy the performances of their friends, school principal Marlin Baker and Peak decided to restage the Talent Show Thursday afternoon for the entire school.
Peak said the school raised $4,000 for Relay and Baker said he is confident that children performed well on the CRCT tests.