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Canton Montessori School Plans Fourth Annual Trike-A-Thon

UPublish story by Mark Ledoux

Canton Montessori School will hold its fourth annual Trike-A-Thon event on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children at the school, aged three to six, will make laps around the school parking lot on their tricycles, bicycles and scooters to earn pledges from family and friends. The children have raised nearly $5,000 for St. Jude in the last three years.

The Trike-A-Thon was initiated at Canton Montessori by pre-primary directress Bridget Ranalli four years ago. “The experience helps the children to learn the importance of safety and exercise,” said Ranalli. “It also helps them understand the importance of giving to help others in need.”

St. Jude Trike-A-Thon is a week-long safety curriculum and fundraising program that supports St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The program is a great way for children to learn valuable riding toy safety lessons through educational materials provided by St. Jude. At the end of the week, the children bring their riding toys to school to celebrate the lessons they have learned and their fundraising success for St. Jude.

Canton Montessori School is a private, non-profit charter school established by local families in 1968 and features a curriculum based on the Montessori Method. The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori, an Italian educator and physician, and is used in 5,000 schools in the United States and 30,000 schools worldwide. Canton Montessori School enrolls 85 students aged six weeks through sixth grade.

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