Originally Posted: February 28, 2023

Castleton Elementary School will be participating in the Read for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Program this year from March 1 – March 31, 2023. Castleton Elementary has raised over $17,000 in the past five years for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region (RMHC-CR)by participating in this program!

What is Read for Ronald McDonald House?

Read for RMHC is a reading-based community service program where participating elementary school students ask family/friends to sponsor the minutes they spend reading. All donations sponsoring Castleton Elementary student reading time during March will support the RMHC-CR. The program empowers CES students to develop lifelong reading skills while supporting the families served by RMHC-CR. Students who read and earn donations can also receive a Read for RMHC participation certificate and Read for RMHC prizes.

How Can My CES Student Participate in Read for Ronald McDonald House?

Castleton Elementary is reading for RMHC between March 1 – March 31, 2023. Students can track their minutes read each day and their sponsor pledges using the packet below.

Personal Welcome to Castleton Elementary for 2023 Read for RMHC: https://youtu.be/OFky-pI2pjc-
How the Read for RMHC Program Works: https://youtu.be/PHG12hC-50w
PICTURES: Reading Chain Kicks Off Read for RMHC!

Every year to kick off Read for RMHC, CES has a school-wide Reading Chain around the building. Principal Derby recites the CES Reading Oath over the school PA and then invites all teachers and students to come together out in the halls to read for a bit. See pictures from the March 2, 2023, CES Reading Chain in the Google Folder here.


If you have questions about the 2023 Castleton Elementary Read for Ronald McDonald House Program, reach out to CES Reading Specialist Christopher Murphy (cmurphy@schodack.k12.ny.us)