Parent volunteers and teachers with the Positive Behavior Intervention Support program fanned out over town last week to solicit donations for the effort that benefits HLES.
“It was a great success last year and the students really enjoyed participating,” said Jacqueline Hall, a parent volunteer. “We are raising money for PBIS and our goal is to raise $3,000.”
Sponsors agree to give a donation for books that children read or for books that are read to children by someone else. Hall said all money raised will be used by the school for children in the PBIS program.
The Read-A-Thon began Aug. 26 and will continue through Sept. 13. Donations will be collected and turned in by Sept. 26.
“One great thing about this fundraiser is that 100 percent of the money collected will be used at our school for our children,” said Hall. “Another positive aspect of this is that the children also benefit by reading more or being read to.”
Hall urged businesses and family members not to turn down a child’s request.
“We at Houston Lower Elementary School feel that the PBIS program is a good thing and we need funds to continue it,” said Hall. “Please help us with this project. It will benefit everyone.”
Individuals, churches, civic clubs or businesses wanting more information on the program can call HLES at 456-3323 during regular school hours. Anyone wishing to make a donation should make the check payable to Houston Lower Elementary School and drop it by the school office prior to the Sept. 26 deadline.