We’re thrilled to have a 50% increase in student pledge participation this year. Over 190 students raised funds and earned Wildcat sunglasses for raising money (at any level). Over 130 students raised $50 or more, and these students will each receive a Waters Wildcat duffle bag by the end of the school year.
Top Individual Student Fundraisers:
- Forrest D. – $410
- Declan H. – $260
- Lucille R.– $255.11
- Quinn B. – $210
- (TIE) Halsey T. and Nora B. – $200
We’re pleased to reward these kids with fabulous prizes that were generously donated by: Waters Family Martyniuk (Cubs Tickets), Lincoln Square Athletic Club (Pool Party), Galter Life Center (Private Swim Lessons), Field Museum (Family Membership) and New Balance ($100 gift card). Given the tie for fifth place, we purchased a $100 Target gift card to assure all of the top pledge raisers are rewarded fairly.
Each grade had a contest among the classes to raise the most money in their respective grade level and the following classes earned an extra hour of recess:
- Kindergarten: Ms.Ramos
- First Grade: Ms. Soto – Raised the most money – $1,192*
- Second Grade: Ms. Johnson
- Third Grade: Ms. Katsulous
- Fourth Grade: Mr. Orlov
- Fifth Grade: Ms. Zelle
- Sixth Grade: Ms. Del Campo
- Seventh Grade: Mr. Gyftakos
*Congratulations to Ms. Soto’s class for raising more money than any other classroom. Ms. Soto will display the Walk-a-Thon trophy in her classroom until next year’s Walk-A-Thon, and her class earned both an extra hour of recess PLUS a soccer/yoga clinic compliments of Waters parent Kerry Maiorica (Bloom Yoga) and Mr. Kurz.