Grab your favorite book and a cozy corner and get reading! It is our favorite time of year at Sligo Creek - the read-a-thon! This year it will run from October 19th - November 1st. Stock up on new books at the book fair and record all of your reading!
All students should receive a packet in their Friday folders but we are including them below as well in case you need another one. Keep track of your minutes read and ask family and friends to pledge money towards your reading goals.
All funds go to the Sligo Creek Education Foundation (SCEF) to support the Outdoor Classroom, the Newspaper Club and more.
There are prizes too! All students who read 500 minutes or more will be entered into a lottery for an Amazon Kindle. In addition, all students who raise over $60 will be entered into a separate lottery for an Amazon Kindle. And the highest reader for each grade will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.
Donations will be accepted via check and paypal.
The packets are linked below:
Read-A-Thon Donations Online
Click the donate button on the right. Be sure to include the students name & grade in the "Note" section.
We began this project with $0 in the bank. Through our Supper Clubs and family donations, we’ve been able to raise nearly $6,000. Our plan is to seek donations from local businesses, apply for grants, and continue to do our Supper Club fundraisers with a goal of raising $10,000 this year.
If you want to show your support for these projects and help us make them a reality, please consider donating to the Education Foundation. If you would like more information, please contact Ronnie McGaskey at [email protected]
Send a check made payable to the Sligo Creek Education Foundation to 500 Schuyler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or send an envelope to school marked "Education Foundation."
All donations are gifts made voluntarily to Sligo Creek Education Foundation, a 501( c )(3) charity, with no conditions. Donors receive a tax receipt from Sligo Creek Education Foundation at the time of the donation. Donors who request refunds may not be eligible for tax deductions on their refunded donations.
Make a donation online by clicking below:
We welcome donations of any size! Every little bit helps us provide special opportunities and enrichment for students and teachers at Sligo Creek Elementary School. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year by applying for grants, seeking donations from local businesses, our Supper Club fundraisers and donations from families.
This year we are trying to raise money to support these projects (and hopefully more!):
$1200 to support a new student run Newspaper Club
$6500 to support the Outdoor Classroom
Plus additional programming TBD
Can you help us make these ideas a reality for our school?