McGilvra Elementary School (1617 38th Ave. E.) may be out on summer break, but its PTA is still hard at work planning the events that help the school run.

The PTA has announced that this coming school year’s McGilvra annual Run-a-thon is scheduled for Oct. 17. This is McGilvra’s biggest fundraiser for the year, and the entire community’s help is needed.

If you would like to volunteer and help cheer our kids on as they run for an hour around the school, we would appreciate it.

And please be courteous and generous as our kids go door-to-door asking for sponsorship in early October.

The money raised will pay for teachers and curriculum that is not covered by the Seattle School Board.

To donate, volunteer or just come and watch, contact Ken Treiger at or call him at (206) 660-5050.