The Wilton Education Foundation‘s (WEF’s) very successful “Reading Rocks!” program is returning and kicks off today at Miller-Driscoll and Cider Mill Schools.

Reading Rocks! is a fun, non-competitive Read-A-Thon program. 

In its first four years, this important program raised more than $155,000 for Wilton schools, and proceeds helped WEF fund SMARTBoard purchases, an iPad Learning Lab, the iPad Institute, professional development for teachers, and literacy initiatives in Miller-Driscoll and Cider Mill, among other programs.

Organizers say the goal is to encourage children to have fun reading while also raising money for WEF.

Pledge forms will be sent home with students today, Thursday, Jan. 7, and are posted on Edline’s homepage. 
 Students must turn in completed pledge forms, and pledge money raised, to teachers on or before Friday, Jan. 22. Participating students are eligible to win an iPad or Kindle Fire as well.

The program is sponsored by the Stroup family of Wilton.