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Read-A-Thon

E2. Read-A-Thon

Read-A-Thon: September 15-29, 2017
The Read-A-Thon is a school wide event and fundraiser from that fosters reading. Students in all grades will track the number of minutes they read during this two-week period. In addition, students and their parents will seek sponsors for their reading.

Students in all grades will track the number of minutes they read during this two-week period. In addition, students and their parents will seek sponsors for their reading.

PRIZES
Students and classes will be awarded reading prizes as follows:

  • All students who participate will receive a reading ribbon
  • The 3 students with the highest number of minutes read will receive prizes
  • The student in each classroom with the highest average number of minutes read will receive a trophy

Students will be given a packet of Read-A-Thon materials on Wednesday, September 13, which will include a reading log, honor code (both parents and students must sign it), instructions on how the read-a-thon will work, sponsor page plus a list of recommended books by grade.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
To fill your shelves with new books to read prior to the Read-A-Thon, we will host a Scholastic Book Fair September 11-15 at Café West.

READ-A-THON PAJAMA PARTY
A free event for the community on Friday, September 22nd from 4:30-7:00pm.This event includes:

  • Main Stage authors reading to the kids
  • Classroom activities, including science fun, improve training for storytelling, bookmark blinging, Books & Bunnies and more
  • Author Meet and Greet area - kids can talk to the authors, ask them to sign books, etc.
  • Food and drinks

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Communication/marketing about the Read-a-thon to your classroom.
  • Organize parents in your classroom to volunteer at the Book Fair, especially when your class visits the Book Fair.
  • Collecting all of the reader logs at the end of the read-a-thon period (on September 29th); following up with students and parents who have not turned in their logs and sponsor sheets.

Questions: Contact Karen Glass @ karenlglass@gmail.com