North End School Reads to Restore the Shore
North End students participated in Read Across America to collect money donations for schools effected by Super Storm Sandy.
North End Elementary School Principal Traci Dyer posed students with a reading challenge for Read Across America with a special bonus if they met the goal.
Pre-k and kindergarten classes were challenged to reach 25 books while grades one through four were challenged to read 50 books between Jan. 9 and Feb. 15.
When the students met the challange at the close of Read Across America week at North End School, Dyer was required to don a princess outfit, perform princess tests and kiss a frog.
Students, teachers and parents also participated in the Read to Restore the Shore program by sponsoring students to read.
North End School had 170 students sign up and collected more than $2,000 for schools effected by Super Storm Sandy.
All the proceeds went to restocking book shelves at schools in the Shore area. Usborne books, a children's book publishing company, promised to donate an additional 50 percent of what was collected.