This year Darby Creek staff and students will be participating in a school wide Read-A-Thon event as our major fundraiser for the year. Our official Read-A-Thon date is scheduled for October 9 when the students will enjoy a “read-in” throughout much of their day and play some fun book centered games. Students will begin tracking their minutes of reading (recording sheets and pledge sheets to come home soon with instructions) on October 1st and students will end recording their minutes of reading for our Read-A-Thon fundraiser on October 11. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc may choose to make a monetary donation as a flat rate donation or as a donation per hours/minutes read. The money will be due to PTO on October 17. Our goal from the proceeds from the Read-A-Thon is to purchase new media center tables and chairs so that the media center furniture will be easy to move (all items on casters), stackable, and colorful/inviting. More specific information related to pledges, instructions to make donations, a schedule of events, and prizes to come in the coming week or two.