The OLM School Walkathon, which was held on Thursday, October 10, raised over $11,700, which will IMG_8840benefit a variety of enrichment programs during the school year. Students in Grades Pre-K through 2 walked just under a mile around the immediate church/school property while the older students did a two mile walk down Post Road, to Cedar and Kenyon Roads and then back to OLM via First Avenue. Students collected pledges from family and friends, with prizes being awarded to the top pledge-earners in each grade. Those winners included: Harrison Kairnes (PK), Sawyer VanFlatern (K), Jack Colgan (1), Michael Mita (2), Austin Kairnes (3), Madison Abood (4), Allison Lombardi (5), Bradley Lombardi (6), Anna Molnar (7) and Grace Lombardi (8). Mrs. Ryan’s Second Grade Class and Mrs. IMG_8842Impagliazzo’s Seventh Grade were the lucky recipients of a pizza party for the classrooms raising the most money in pledges. Providence College’s Friar Mascot was on hand to give the students high fives before they set off on their walk. Upon returning to school, students were treated to an outdoor awards assembly with music and even some impromptu juggling by Associate Pastor Father Ryan Connors. A grand prize raffle drawing was held with two lucky winners: Bradley Lombardi (7th grade) won a Movie Theater Family Pack while Kindergartener Livia Passananti won a brand new Kindle by Amazon.  Funds raised each year by the OLM PTG-sponsored events like the Walkathon and the annual Spring Fling Auction, are used for various enrichment opportunities like the Art Masters Program, robotics, CAL sports and more. This past summer, each OLM teacher received laptops for use in the photo123classroom, thanks to PTG funds. In addition, teachers in Grades K-5 are now incorporating innovative, hands-on science kits into their curriculums, again, thanks to funds raised by the OLM Parent Teacher Group.