The weather dropped 30 degrees on Nov. 11, 2020, but that didn’t stop Principal Carley Dunphey of St. Patrick School from going on the roof for the entire day.
Why would she do this?
The students participated in a Read-A-Thon, organized by the St. Patrick School Mothers’ Club that was looking to accomplish 100,000 minutes of reading in 11 days. The school organized a spirit week to support the readers which culminated into 410 students logging in over 146,879 minutes! There were several prizes awarded to top readers, but the big prize was getting the principal up on the roof where students could pass notes in a bucket that was hoisted up throughout the day. As an added bonus, Father Mathias Thelen, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish joined her on the roof for lunch.
“I am so proud of our St. Patrick students,” Dunphey said. “Along with a profound love for God, a love for reading is the most fundamental thing that we can build in our youth. It is my pleasure to spend a day working from the roof to honor and celebrate the incredible achievements of all our students.”