Dear Edison Otter Parents,
Numbers are in for our Read-A-Thon fundraiser … in our record breaking year, we have raised $35,357!!!! This about $3,500 more than we have ever made in the past!
Our students did an amazing amount of reading this year. 74% of our students participated in the Read-A-Thon (this # is based on Read-A-Thon booklets being turned in. It is highly likely the percentage of participants is higher!) Collectively, our students read 4,793 hours! That’s almost 200 days of reading!
On average, the grade that BOTH read the most minutes and raised the most money is 3rd grade! Amazing job 3rd Graders!!!! Below this message you will find more specific information on our Read-A-Thon winners. All prizes have now been distributed – including the water bottle prizes for those who raised $150 or more.
This fundraising event could not run itself, and so I have to thank the Read-A-Thon committee and the PTA Executive Board for all their support, with special thanks to Shelby Morita-Fowler, Lisa Siskind, Debi Ryan, Tevi Schwartz, Michelle Labrador, Catherine Leupp, Spring Steinbach, Pam Luo, and Christina Tuazon.
While this is my 1st year leading the Read-A-Thon, it is my 2nd year serving as Fundraising Chair for the Edison PTA and once I again, I have to say how blown away I am at how generous the Edison families are and how much you all are willing to help out to make our school the best it can be for our children. With 3 kids still at Edison, I remain ever so grateful I am to be a part of this community! The money raised will go directly to supporting Edison PTA and all the programs, etc. that go to enriching our children’s education. Thank you all so very much!
Last but not least, we are looking for someone to take over as the Read-A-Thon chair (organizer). Please let myself, Gretchen, Jeanine or any other PTA board member know if you are interested or have any questions.
Class that raised the most money: Soria-Kevy
Grade that raised the money: 3rd Grade – $6,800
Class that read the most (or was read to the most): Flanagan
Grade that read the most (or was read to the most): 5th Grade – 1050 hours (3rd grade was very close)
Kindergarten – over $150 raised:
Alessa Archiaga Arias
*Josephine Navarro – raised the most in all of Kindergarten - $625
Kindergarten – Most minutes read (or read to) (per class):
Alessa Archiaga Arias
*Frederick Garris – read (or was read to) the most in all of Kindergarten – 20.5 hour
1st Grade – Over $150 raised:
*Eleanor Iyer – raised the most in all of 1st Grade - $600
1st Grade – Most minutes read (per class):
*Oslo Dunbar – read the most in all of 1st Grade – 23.5 hours
2nd Grade – Over $150 raised:
Esme Haley Nelson
Maya Dunn Ruiz
*Kai Seltzer – raised the most in all of 2nd Grade - $550
2nd Grade – Most minutes read (per class):
*Isaac Lee – read the most in all of 2nd Grade – 24 hours
3rd Grade – Over $150 raised:
Rhys Cagan Glick
*Henry Hamlin – raised the most in all of 3rd Grade - $642
3rd Grade – Most minutes read (per class):
Nailah Hill Brown
*Ella Parker – read the most in all of 3rd Grade – 51.50 hours
4th Grade – Over $150 raised:
*Aidan Fielding – raised the most in all of 4th Grade - $535
4th Grade – Most minutes read (per class):
Rishika Basnet – Carpenter
*Rishika Basnet – Carpenter – read the most in all of 4th Grade – 36 hours
5th Grade – Over $150 raised:
*Magnolia King – raised the most in all of 5th Grade - $350
5th Grade – Most minutes read:
Jon Thomas & Magnolia King
*Ellie Zhong – read the most in all of 5th Grade – 86 hours