Cabrillo’s Annual Read-A-Thon 2014 !! “Spring Into Reading”
Spring Break is coming up soon and so is our Annual Spring Read-A-Thon! This is a fun event for all Cabrillo students, so we hope to have each child participate. Everyone who reads gets a prize for participating and the top readers will be awarded prizes for individual and class achievement.
The money raised by the Read-A-Thon benefits Cabrillo School in numerous ways – it allows the PTA to help support our school’s vital enrichment programs such as Family Literacy Night, field trips, special school assemblies, music, P.E. instruction and more. It is important that each student read at their grade level or above, the more students read, the better they will get! It also encourages parents to get involved in their child’s learning by reading to them or with them, and by cheering them on.
Please encourage your child to put a lot of energy into the Spring Read-A-Thon. The theme this year is “Spring Into Reading”. Use it as a jumping off point to find out what interests your child. Visiting our local Wiseburn Library is a fun way to find just the right books for your child to read.
We appreciate your support at home during the Read-A-Thon! We hope to make this one of Cabrillo’s most successful events—both in terms of participation and money raised. Above all, HAVE FUN and HAPPY READING!
PRIZES AND AWARDS
- Surprise Prize for All Participating READERS – All students who participate in the Read-A-Thon will receive a prize for participation.
- Book Store Trip and Treat for Top READERS per grade – The top readers (most minutes) per grade will win a special visit from Mrs. Lynch, who will then take the students to a special mini-book store at Cabrillo (thanks to Mrs. Lynch, PTA and Scholastic) to select a special book of their choice and enjoy a yummy treat.
- Lunch from Island’s for Top EARNING Student per grade – The top earning student per grade will win a special lunch from Island’s Restaurant with Mrs. Lynch.
- Pizza Party for the Top READING (most collective minutes) class per grade – The top reading class per grade will get to celebrate with a PIZZA PARTY!
SETTING A GOAL:
Help your child decide on a realistic amount of time per day that he/she can read during the one-week reading period, April 12th – April 21st. Record this amount as your reading goal on the Reading Log form. (Example: I will read 30 minutes every day. 30 minutes x 10 days = READING GOAL of 300 minutes!)
COMPLETING YOUR READING LOG:
Use the Reading Log form to record student’s time read each day of the Read-A-Thon. An adult MUST initial time sheets. Students receive credit for time spent reading or being read to by an adult. Parents – encourage different types of reading materials – books, magazines, and newspapers
Sponsors are people who agree to support your child’s reading by pledging a dollar amount to the “Spring Into Reading” Read-A-Thon. Students should not go out alone or ask strangers for pledges. Ask family, friends, neighbors and community members whom you know.
TYPES OF PLEDGES:
Sponsors may pledge either a certain amount per minute OR a flat pledge. Use the attached Read-A-Thon Pledge Sheet form to record each sponsor’s pledge and the amount of the pledge collected.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: Cabrillo PTA. Cash and checks are accepted. All donations are tax deductible (501c(3) Non-profit Tax I.D. # 95-6204939). Thank you/proof of donation letters can be provided upon request.
Return your Reading Log, Pledge Sheet form and pledge money in the attached envelope. Deadline for returning forms and money: Friday, April 28th.
PLEASE, be prompt in turning in the collected pledges; your child’s class and individual prizes are calculated on the deadline date. Failure to make the deadline will make you ineligible for any prizes.
Read-A-Thon KEY DATES:
April 4th – 11th Collect Pledges!
Help your child ask people you know to sponsor your child by pledging money for each minute your child reads during Spring Break.
April 12th – 21st Read, read, read!
Encourage your child to read! Visit our Wiseburn Library, it will be open during Spring Break! Use the reading log and record the number of minutes you read each day.
April 22nd Time is up!
Add up the minutes read and calculate the pledge amounts due.
April 22nd – 28th Collect the pledge money
Collect the pledge money from your sponsors!
April 28th Pledge sheet, reading log and money are due.
Pledge sheet, reading log and money are due. Please place everything in the envelope provided and turn everything in to your teacher. APRIL 19th is the last day to turn in pledges!
More information or questions:
If you need more information or have questions, please contact Jenny Kuhn, Read-A-Thon Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org 406-868-1130.
We all win by encouraging our children to read, read, and read!