Commentary

Donations sought for ‘math facts’ bicycles

Dear editor,

In past years Rockdale Elementary school has held a contest where all students participate in learning their “math facts.”

This is a necessary part of their curriculum where the students memorize basic arithmetic problems in order to complete a large number of them in a short amount of time.

Part of the fun and incentive for working hard on this important skill is the possibility of winning a brand new bicycle at the end of the semester.

Each student who makes a score of 100 on a weekly “Friday Fact Test” gets a ticket to put in the drawing for a bicycle.

These bicycles cost roughly $100 each and are highly prized by the students.

I seek to obtain enough funds from local businesses and community members to fund the project on their behalf.

Last year we raised enough money to purchase two bikes per elementary grade level, 2 bikes in all.

None of us would like to see this exciting and effective program fall by the wayside. It’s a real motivator for the elementary and intermediate student body and it’s always satisfying to see a kid who has worked hard get an unexpected reward.

A ny amount anyone could donate toward my $1,000 goal would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time in reading about my project. Should anyone have any questions, I would be happy to sit down with you and provide more detail.

Christa Pelzel Rockdale High School Junior christa@pelzel.net


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