Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, of Collegeville, has announced plans to purchase new computers for the technology classroom.
To fundraise, Holy Cross families supported a Trek 4 Tech walk-a-thon. All school children in grades Pre-K through 8 participated by walking on Tuesday, April 22. The walk-a-thon began at the school, located on Locust Street in Collegeville. Pre-K to 2nd grade walked around the inner parking lot; 3rd to 5th grade walked around the church and school lot, then up to Ursinus College twice; and 6th to 8th grade walked to Ursinus College and then to Collegeville Park. All the kids were rewarded for their efforts with a Kona Ice treat, courtesy of Holy Cross Home & School Association.
The total earnings, as of press time, were just under $17,000. To encourage the families to gather donations, prizes were offered for classrooms with the highest percentage of participation. Grade 5 had over 84 percent participation and won lunch from Franco’s Pizza, of Ridge Pike in Collegeville. For their successful collections, three classes were awarded a “dress down day,” a break from the everyday school uniform.
The Trek 4 Tech was fun for the kids and lucrative for the school, enhancing the education for next year and beyond.