Students at St. William the Abbot School in Seaford rallied Friday morning for a school-wide send-off of more than 8,100 letters to potential sponsors seeking support for its 2012 Race for Education, a jog-a-thon to raise funds to purchase 66 iPads along with mobile iPad carts and at least 33 laptops for its computer lab.
Many of the letters sent off include personal messages from the students about the importance of enhancing educational technology in today’s classrooms. St. Williams the Abbot School students have been hard at work signing, sealing and stamping these letters and preparing them for delivery to neighbors, friends and family across the country and as far as England, Ireland, Singapore and Hong Kong.
“We’re very excited that our 2012 Race for Education is off to such a tremendous start,” said St. Williams the Abbot the School Principal Margaret Grimaldi. “Once again St. William’s students and families have demonstrated their community spirit and support and we couldn’t be more proud.”
As the mail carriers from the local Seaford Post Office arrived to pick up the letters, nearly 600 St. William’s students, from 18 school districts on Long Island, cheered in a rousing send off.
On Oct. 25, the Race for Education will be held at St. Williams the Abbots School with all students from nursery through eighth grade walking or jogging around a ¼ mile area for a one hour period, cheered on by family and friends.