The Rowayton Elementary School PTA announces the second annual Walkathon scheduled to take place on Friday, October 4th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Rowayton Elementary School, 1 Roton Ave. (The rain date for the Walkathon is Monday, October 7th.) The goal is to exceed last year’s fundraising total of $20,000.
“We are so proud that 92% of what we raised in our first year went directly back to the school. In addition, nearly 80% of the students participated in the fundraising. With this money, we were able to purchase 30 new HP laptop computers, support material for the new computer lab and the latest online resources for the teachers, including Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr.,” said Michele Casey in a release. Casey is a parent volunteer and chairwoman for the Rowayton Elementary School Walkathon.
The money raised from this year’s Walkathon will be used to purchase additional tablets for the school in order to help Rowayton Elementary School transition to the Common Core State Standards, which will be fully implemented in the 2014-2015 school year. The testing portion of the standards requires an internet-capable device and the tablet offers an affordable solution.
“The Rowayton PTA strives to create events that foster a real sense of community and generate excitement for a cause. In this case, teachers, staff and students from all six grades are invited to attend and participate in the one mile walk to show their support for our wonderful school," said Rowayton Elementary School Principal Sara Reilly in the release.
To learn more and register, please visit http://www.rowaytonpta.org/?page_id=651.
The Rowayton School PTA is a member based organization that is part of the National Parent Teacher Association. We are a non profit 501 c3 organization. Our goals include promoting the enrichment of all the children at the school by fundraising, providing special events such as the Heritage Dinner, Special Person's Day and Bingo Night and by being a communication liaison between teacher, administration and parents. Some of our fundraising efforts have funded Smartboards in every classroom, a new computer lab, leveled reading libraries, professional development and many other teaching tools and materials for our staff.