Fri, Oct 12 6:13pm
We are heading into our final week for the Read-A-Thon! Please remember that COMPLETED booklets need to be returned along with ALL donations in the envelope (or similar one) to the students' teachers on Friday morning.
In the meantime, the kids have all been super-excited about reading and have told me a lot about what they are reading when I talk to them at recess. I can get lost in a book all day so it makes me so happy to hear the kids excited about reading too!
Many of the kids have said their parents are/will be donating but are not sure what else to do. I would encourage you all to help your child(ren) reach out to family members, friends, neighbors, etc. via social media or doing in-person visits.
Last week my 3rd and 5th graders went door to door in our neighborhood (avoiding current Edison families purposely) to ask for donations. They met a lot of neighbors who had kids at Edison (who are now in college) or have incoming Edison students. They are so excited to be supporting the school and I was shocked at how much money they brought in!
This week they are concentrating on reaching out to loved ones who do not live near us. They made a video that I posted on Facebook for our family and friends to see with a link to the online donation button.
These are merely ideas of what your kids can be doing too, ideas that work. The main thing to remember is that this is the 2nd biggest fundraising event for Edison and the only one that our kids are involved in. The money we bring in goes directly back to our kids and beloved school. So get those donations in!!! :-)
Prizes for the Read-A-Thon will be handed out in a week or so after the 19th.
In related news, the poster contest has ended. The 1st batch of winners have been announced over the morning show. 2nd and 3rd batch of winners will be announced next week. Winners are told to go to the office to get their prize. Posters are being put up in the breezeway at school ... some of them are there and they look so great!
Thank you all for supporting this important fundraiser!!!
Your Edison PTA