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The PTO Executive Board would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Kelly Lane and Wells Road families, teachers, staff, and administrators, as well as the Granby community at large, for supporting the PTO’s fundraising efforts with the 2018 Jog-a-Thon/Fall Fest. Over 200 families participated in the run on Oct. 20, where they also enjoyed face painting, an obstacle course and GAGA pit donated by the Farmington Valley YMCA. A vendor fair and food trucks rounded out the event. The Granby Police and Fire Departments also made a special appearance.

We are happy to announce that, through the hard work of the Fundraising Committee, co-chaired by Jess Tsaptsinos and Corrine DelGallo, the PTO grossed approximately $27,000 from the Joga- Thon/Fall Fest. Student and family donations made up the largest portion, $23,000; each class will receive 10 percent of the total amount they raised to spend on item(s) for their classroom. The remainder of the gross proceeds were realized through t-shirt sales, day-of donations and, most significantly, generous sponsorships from local businesses. Please join us in thanking these sponsors by patronizing their businesses: TEC, Joy and Whit Studios, Granby Rovers, Valkyrie Equestrian Center, High Meadow Day Camp, Arrow Concrete, 2Way Lacrosse, Farmington Valley YMCA, Beman Hardware, Simsbury Bank, Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital, Beacon Mechanical, Necker’s Toyland, Holloway’s Appliance Center, Caldwell Excavating, State Line Oil, Hair Gallery at the Mill and Granby Pharmacy.

We truly appreciate everyone’s hard work in making this year’s Jog-a-Thon/ Fall Fest so successful. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to continuing and building upon this community-wide event in the future.

If you plan on doing your holiday shopping online, please do so through Amazon Smile and choose “Parent Teachers Organization Granby” as your charity of choice. We earn money back with every purchase.

Please add the next PTO meeting date, Jan. 14, to your calendar. We will meet in the Wells Road Intermediate School Media Center at 6:30 p.m.