Carver Elementary students are hitting the books to help their school.
Fourth- and fifth-grade students are in the midst of their read-a-thon to raise money for technology at Carver Elementary.
The students began reading and logging minutes Aug. 21 and will continue through Sept. 4. The children gathered sponsors from Aug. 12-20.
Last year’s read-a-thon raised $25,000 that the Parent Teacher Student Organization used for technology purchases for the school.
“We are hoping to beat that this year,” fifth-grade teacher Cynthia L. Hatala said.
Prizes will be awarded to the students who raise the most money. The top fundraiser in each grade level will win an iPad Mini.
Students will collect pledges from Sept. 4-8. All money collected should be turned in to the school by Sept. 9.