On Monday, September 23, Edison will kick-off the Read-a-thon with a full school assembly featuring local author – Annette Pimentel! Prior to the Ms. Pimentel's visit, Ms. Boese will be reading her books with the students when they go to Library.
After the Kick-Off assembly on Sept 23, all students will receive their Read-A-Thon packet — an envelope containing instructions, tips for asking for donations, and a reading and donation log board!
The PTA encourages every student to participate in this year's Read-A-Thon ! It is a really fun way to get students enthusiastic about reading and supporting the school they love. Any donation amount raised -- cannot be too big or too small -- helps the PTA support Edison in myriad ways.
Set a Daily Reading Goal
During the two weeks of the Read-A-Thon, students set a daily reading goal. All time spent reading outside of school counts! No in-school reading should be recorded. Again, all reading outside of school should be logged for the Read-A-Thon, whether your child is reading or being read to.
Students share their reading goal with family, friends, and neighbors and ask for a flat donation to support their efforts! Each student should try to raise at least $50 or ask 10 people for donations. Students record all donations whether check, cash, or an online donation in their reading and donation logs. Checks should be made payable to “Edison School PTA”.
It's really easy for donors to make online donations by credit card or Paypal by going to the Edison PTA website and clicking "Donate Now."
Track Reading Time
Read! Read! Read! Students mark off how many minutes they read each day in increments on their reading board. It's rewarding to see how many hours and minutes each student will accumulate by the end of Read-A-Thon! Parents and guardians may help students with this task.
Thank You Edison Students
Reading and fundraising is hard work! To thank our students, the reading log board will have several incentives the students can reach along the way as they read more and more hours. Additionally, a few extra special prizes will go to students for the following:
- Return your packet at the end of Read-A-Thon: Receive a piece of duct tape for an extra special "Duct Tape the Principal" game with Mr. Sahakian
- Raise at least $150 in donations: Receive a Dr. Seuss drawstring bag
- Two students per grade who raise the most in donations: Popcorn party and stories with Mr. Sahakian
- Top three readers per classroom: Tucker's junior scoop certificate
- Highest reader per grade: $12 gift certificate to High Scores
Turn in Log and Donations
Students need to bring their Read-a-thon envelopes containing their completed log board AND donations to their teachers on Friday, October 4. Logs and donations must be returned to their teacher no later than Monday, October 7th or entry may not be considered for prizes.