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I love to read month

'I Love to Read' month at Pond

This February, celebrate reading with Gideon Pond Elementary and "I Love to Read" month. This year's theme is "Leaping into a Year of Reading at Pond!"

Students and staff will be taking part in fun reading activities all month long, including:

  • Book reviews 
  • Frog-themed punch cars to track reading
  • Reading goals for each class and prizes
  • Celebrity readers, including Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz and Superintendent Joe Gothard
  • ​And much more!

Watch how reading makes everything more exciting at Pond!

Read-a-Thon Success!

William Byrne Elementary students read about 55,000 minutes combined and raised more than $9,000 dring its first ever Read-a-Thon in February. The school celebrated at an assembly on Feb. 27 where prizes were awarded and a special challenge was met. Because the school easily surpassed its fund-raising goal, Principal Bomsta had his shaved by PTO member Jeannie Trussell. The funds raised will be used for technology and playground purchases.