Rhame Avenue School students completed the St. Jude Math-A-Thon, where
students competed to see which class could raise the most for St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital. This year, Rhame students exceeded their
goal by raising a total of $7,618 in funding.
The winning class was Mrs. Heidi Kreit’s third-grade class with a total
of $3,535. A special thanks to Francesca Bocchetti who raised $3,025 by
setting up a table at her grandma’s deli, Arata’s Deli, in Sea Cliff.
For more than 30 years, St. Jude Math-A-Thon has been America’s largest
education-based fundraiser. It includes a free math curriculum
supplement for kindergarten through eighth grades, which students
complete after obtaining sponsorships from friends and family.
Rhame’s math action team held a kickoff assembly in February, where
students were educated on Math-a-thon and how the donations help the
children at the hospital. With last year’s fundraising coming to $3,693,
the school has raised a total of $11,311 in the past two years for the
The students at Rhame look forward to participating again in future Math-A-Thons.