A successful kick-off to the Precious Minds Read-a-thon was held at R Byrns Curry on the 7th. The children are keen on putting their baseballs for reading up in the corridors and they have already reached first base at the end of the Kindergarten hallway and hope to be at home plate in the front hall at the end of the Read-a-thon. Every baseball up on the wall means a ballot in the raffle box for a big draw at the end. The launch celebrated with baseball music on the PA, and the popcorn on Friday was a popular recess treat thanks to South Keys Cineplex. The children are looking forward to the Ottawa Lynx visit and the big draw on the last day. Prizes are spring toys like marbles, skipping ropes and basketballs for outdoor play.