the GREAT walnut acres READ - Pajama Party and "Pennies for Paradise" TOMORROW!
Thu, Nov 29 3:43pm
Walnut Acres Elementary

the GREAT Walnut Acres READ - FINAL DAYS!

The GREAT Walnut Acres READ(athon) is coming to a close and we are wrapping it up with a Pajama Party! Tomorrow, students may wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffy or blanket. They should bring their favorite book, too, so they can get a few final minutes of reading in before the Readathon ends. All minutes read during school on Friday will count toward their Readathon total and should be recorded on their envelopes.

PENNIES (and nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars) FOR PARADISE... This "spare change" drive is also happening tomorrow! Your students are encouraged to collect their spare change and donate it to our Pennies for Paradise collection bucket. The donations will be collected IN THE LUNCHROOM on Friday, so it might be a good idea to put the change in a ziploc bag inside their lunch boxes so they remember to turn it in! There will be a special collection spot in the TK/K rooms for the littlest students. Everything donated by the kids will go directly to the Butte County Schools Fire Relief Fund.

A few FAQs about the Readathon:

  • Completed envelopes are due in the classroom on Monday, December 3. Enclose any cash and checks (made out to Walnut Acres PFC) in the envelope. If you need a replacement envelope, blank ones are available in the school office in the Readathon bin in front of Amanda's desk.
  • Although Friday is the final day for reading, the 99 Pledges website will be open through Monday, December 3 for final contributions.  If you can't find your link, you can go the main Readathon page, and search for your student there.
  • Classrooms with 100% participation will get a pizza party on a date to be determined by the teacher. To get credit for participation, envelopes must be turned in and each student should show at least 3 hours of reading (10 minutes per day) or $25 raised.
  • Students will earn prizes as outlined on the Readathon envelope. Prizes will be distributed during lunch by December 14.

Thank you so much for supporting your student in this fundraiser. We're well on our way to meeting our fundraising goal and are looking forward to a book filled Pajama Party! Thank you and KEEP READING!