MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Students at Minnewashta Elementary School in Excelsior spent a lot of time last month with their noses in books.
Principal Cindy Andress challenged them to read 500,000 minutes in February. She told the kids if they met their goal, she would sleep on the school’s roof.READ MORE: Towns' 3-Point Play Helps Wolves Edge Knicks 112-110
Well, they met it! They went above and beyond and met the goal in the first two weeks.
So, she issued a second challenge: read one million minutes by the end of February.READ MORE: Media Groups Protest Restrictions For Federal Trial Of Ex-Officers Charged In George Floyd's Death
The bookworms made it, raising tens of thousands of dollars in the process.
“It’s a small price to pay for the $45,000. The students are buying books for their classrooms. So, that what they’ve doing, adding books to their classroom libraries,” Andress said.MORE NEWS: Sen. Klobuchar Vows 'Consequences' If Putin Attacks Ukraine
Andress plans to welcome the kids back to school Friday morning from the roof.