Summer Program for Arithmetic, Reading and Knowledge!

SPARK is a summer academic program with two goals. The first is to promote reading and math skills during the summer. The second is to fund the PTA operating budget.

Last year, SPARK raised more than $65,000, which funds school events such as DragonFest and Art Showcase, staff appreciation, InReach for students in need, classroom materials, and many other items. Our Dilworth Dragons logged an impressive 35,000 hours of reading and math in the summer of 2019. We hope to exceed that number this year!

How SPARK Works:


  • Help your child set a goal for the number of hours he/she plans to read and practice math skills over the summer.
  • Ask family members or special friends to pledge an amount of money per hour of summer skills work or make a flat donation.
  • Find out if your employer will provide a corporate match.


  • Get creative – Listen to books on tape, do flash cards and workbooks, read aloud to your child, play Scrabble, Boggle, Bananagrams, or other educational board or computer games.
  • Please print the TALLY SHEET and help your child keep track of his or her hours.
  • Track your hours between JUNE 1, 2020 and AUGUST 30, 2020.
  • Join us for SPARK in the Park at Latta Pavilion on JULY 14, 2020 (4:30-5:30pm). – This event is tentative and will be confirmed or canceled in June. 


  • Pledge forms will be returned by email.
  • Tally summer reading and math hours and collect pledged dollars from sponsors.
  • Submit pledges and enter actual hours on online form (SEPTEMBER 16-25, 2020).
  • Celebrate your success at the SPARK Day assembly in October (OCTOBER 15, 2020 – Sedgefield Campus and OCTOBER 16, 2020 – Latta Campus)


Stacy Hartley, Maggie Drozd, or Brian Wade.

Forms and Helpful Links:

A Special Thank You to Our SPARK Sponsors!

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