Students of the Kamsack Comprehensive Institute began their month-long fundraiser on the weekend, selling magazine subscriptions to support student activities.
Many schools across Saskatchewan participate in such a magazine fundraiser, said information from the school. This fundraiser has been very successful for many years at KCI.
“We are proud to have a fundraiser that promotes literacy which is one of the goals of the Good Spirit School Division,” the information said. The magazines are available at a cost less than one would pay to buy them off the counter at a store.
Last year about $15,000 in subscriptions were sold by the students, and this year, as an incentive, a student will be dyeing her hair blue. If sales total $13,000, the staff will be lip syncing a performance during an assembly. If sales reach $16,000, students will be treated to supper with a dance to music by a DJ.
Money raised in the program goes to support student activities.
“We are a small school, but have many activities to offer our students,” said information from organizers of the campaign. Athletics, activities, groups, a school-wide holiday diner, the occasional treat for all after an event, community building activities, assemblies, awards, student leadership programs and motivational speakers for our students all receive funding through this fundraiser.
“We ae able to keep these activities through your continued support,” it said. “We all know the costs of everything have gone up and fundraising is what keeps schools across Saskatchewan alive and vibrant with student recognition and student activities.
“Students need activities to compliment academics. Participation in those activities make them well-rounded students and good citizens of our school community.”
For every subscription sold, students will receive on draw for a television. In addition there will be a draw for $50 for each grade and one student in each grade will have the opportunity to win the draw.
“Reading at home makes a difference,” the information said. “Kids need to see the adults in their lives reading. Encourage a life-long passion for reading in your students. Buy yourself and your student a magazine, or buy one to read together.”