Read-A-Thon Started TODAY!
Mon, Sep 23 9:30pm

Edison’s Seventh Annual Read-A-Thon: “Reading Is Out Of This World!” - Monday, September 23rd, through Friday, October 4th.

Parents! Your student(s) will be sent home with their Read-A-Thon packet today! These packets contain a Read-A-Thon booklet that they will need to complete and return to their teacher by October 4th. There is also an enclosed “participation” bookmark to get your child excited about the Read-A-Thon.

This morning, all Edison students attended a “kick-off” assembly with local author Annette Pimentel! Annette spoke to the children about doing things “their own way” to change the world. She also read an excerpt from her book, “Girl Running.” You can borrow this book from the Edison school library or other local libraries if you’re interested -- especially since Annette did not get a chance to read the entire book at the assembly! http://www.annettebaypimentel.com/ 

The Read-A-Thon is an engaging and fun opportunity for all our students to get involved in raising money for Edison while developing a love for books!  This is Edison PTA’s only student-led fundraiser, so it is a great time for your kids to ask for donations from friends, family, and neighbors to support their school.

During the Read-A-Thon, students set a daily reading goal for the two-week period.  All time spent reading outside of school counts - whether your child is reading or being read to.

Each student should try to raise at least $50 or ask 10 people for donations. No donation is too large or too small. All donations are tax deductible. And as an incentive, there will be fun prizes for students who read the most and raise the most money! For more information go to: https://edisonpta.org/fundraising/read-a-thon/

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep the reading log/board and manila envelope that your student(s) will take home today. The students will need to return the completed reading log/board with all donations (cash and checks) in the same envelope no later than Friday, Oct. 4th.

Dine and Donate Night at Tomatina and Books, Inc. - Tuesday, October 1st, 5:00 - 9:00 PM. This is a fun evening supported by Tomatina and Books Inc. to boost fundraising for the Read-A-Thon, while Edison families also support local businesses! Purchase a book or two at Books Inc. for your child(ren) to read during the Read-A-Thon and be sure to head next door for dinner at Tomatina. 15% of all proceeds that evening will be donated to Edison by Books, Inc. and Tomatina!! Present the attached Tomatina flyer to your server with your payment to receive credit for the Edison PTA for your purchase.

 

Spread the word! Tomatina and Books, Inc night are open to all -- so invite your family and friends to join you on Park Street!

 

Finally, the children are excited about Read-A-Thon, but we need your support, too. The PTA helps to make Edison a great place, so please help support the Read-A-Thon by helping with the students’ fundraising efforts.

 

More Read-A-Thon information will be sent in the coming weeks!