The Rowayton Elementary School PTA announces the second annual Walkathon scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Rowayton Elementary School, 1 Roton Ave. The rain date for the Walkathon is Monday, Oct. 7. The goal is to exceed last year's impressive fundraising amount of $20,000.
To learn more and register, visit http://www.rowaytonpta.org.
"We are so proud that 92 percent of what we raised in our first year went directly back to the school," said Michele Casey, parent volunteer and chairwoman for the Rowayton Elementary School Walkathon.
"In addition, nearly 80 percent 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."
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.
Rowayton Elementary School Principal Sara Reilly said, "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."