Schools kick off fourth year of Reading Rocks!

Cider Mill and Miller-Driscoll students have started seeking pledges to support their reading and fundraising goals for this year’s Reading Rocks! program, sponsored by the Stroup family.

Reading Rocks! is a fun, non-competitive read-a-thon program, put on by the Wilton Education Foundation, that incentives children to read in their leisure time.

In its first three years, the program raised more than $110,000 for Wilton schools, and for the first time in the program’s history, pre-K students are welcome to participate with students in kindergarten through fifth grade this year.

On Friday, Jan. 23, students must turn in their pledge forms, and that same day can go to school dressed like rock stars.

Reading Rocks! not only help students celebrate literacy, but there are great prizes as well. For each pledge a student receives by Jan. 23, he or she gets a chance to win an iPad Mini or Kindle Fire.

Following the program’s Jan. 24 through Feb. 8 reading period, a participating student in each grade in Miller-Driscoll and each house in Cider Mill will be randomly awarded a Kindle Fire, and one iPad Mini will be awarded across all participating grades.

The Miller-Driscoll grade level with the highest participation percentage by Jan. 23 will get an extra recess, and the Cider Mill house with the highest percentage will get a homework-free day.

Prize winners will be announced Tuesday, Feb. 10.

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