Icing on the Cupcake helps celebrate reading at Oak Ridge Elementary

e-Connections Post Oak Ridge

The quarterly Reading Rally at Oak Ridge Elementary School last month came to a sweet ending: Every student received a cupcake courtesy of Icing on the Cupcake.

The multipurpose room boomed as students chanted “We love books.” The Mighty Oaks cheered for their classmates as they participated in games such as “pin the pigeon on the school bus.” Students were awarded with prizes that included books, art supplies, gift cards, movie passes and bikes.The Oak Ridge students earned nearly 8,000 Accelerated Reader points, which is double the 4,000-point goal set last year.

At the end of the rally, Oak Ridge Principal Doug Huscher shared an exciting surprise with the students. “This is truly a celebration of a year of incredible progress in reading. And, no celebration is complete without cake!” The students cheered when they were presented with beautiful and delicious cupcakes generously donated by Icing on the Cupcake!

Felicia Wheeler, event coordinator for Icing on the Cupcake joined in the celebration by handing out cupcakes to every Oak Ridge student, kindergarten to sixth grade. She traveled to Oak Park from the Rocklin store to participate in the celebration. “I am thrilled to do this event to reward the children of Oak Ridge Elementary on their excellent progress,” she said.