LEPTA raises $45,000 to fund learning opportunities for Loveland students
Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014
The Loveland Elementary Parent Teacher Association (LEPTA) raised approximately $45,000 through a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser that included participation of all Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC), Loveland Primary School (LPS) and Loveland Elementary School (LES) students. The money raised will provide additional learning opportunities through programs such as COSI on Wheels, Science Day and field trips.
“There is no question that these LEPTA-funded programs help strengthen and add variety to our existing academic programs,” said Kyle Bush, LECC principal.
“We have sincere appreciation for all our parents and community do to help our school,” said LES Principal Jennifer Forren.
The Walk-A-Thon kicked off Thursday, Oct. 16 and ended Tuesday, Oct. 21 with a different day designated for participation at each building. Students walked a combined total of 710 miles. Loveland businesses supported the Walk-A-Thon by providing more than 100 prizes to use in a raffle that was designed to work as an incentive for students to raise money.
"When the LEPTA voted to change the fall fundraiser to a walk-a-thon we had no idea what to expect,” said LEPTA Walk-A-Thon Co-chair Amy Friday. “We were overwhelmed by the amount of support that we received from our students, parents, teachers, principals and community. The walks were so fun for our students, and I believe the students really felt like they were doing something to help our schools as well."
“The success of this Walk-A-Thon was a testament to the strong partnership between our district and our community,” said Kevin Fancher, LPS principal.