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Read-A-Thon

WALNUT ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

2020-2021 READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER


NOVEMBER 18 - DECEMBER 2, 2020


What is the Read-A-Thon?

The Read-A-Thon is a fundraiser that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support our school. The money raised goes to sustain our PFC-funded initiatives such as grade-level aides, reading and math specialists, science aides, art awareness and vocal music.

How does the Read-A-Thon work?

  • Students set a reading goal (hours or minutes/day) for the 15-day reading period, Wednesday November 18th - Wednesday December 2nd.

  • Students solicit sponsors to support their goal via online fundraising or cash/check.

  • Students and parents record pledges on the Read-A-Thon envelope and log minutes read on the back on the envelope (2nd through 5th graders may include minutes reading to a younger sibling, and TK through 1st graders may include minutes they are read to by older sibling, parent, etc.)

  • Parents drop off their student’s Read-A-Thon envelope with pledges enclosed at the school (picnic tables) on Monday, December 7th or Tuesday, December 8th from 3 PM to 4 PM. If you are unable to come during these dates/times, please send an email to readathon@walnutacrespfc.net, and alternative arrangements can be made to drop-off your student’s envelope. If a student attends the on-campus childcare center, please bring the envelope to the center on one of these dates, and they will be collected. 

How do I collect donations?

1.) Donate online via 99pledges.com. You will receive an email from 99pledges.com containing a link to your child’s personal fundraising page. Our school's main fundraising page is https://app.99pledges.com/fund/WalnutAcresRead2020

2) Collect donations in person. All cash/checks should be turned in together with your child’s Read-A-Thon envelope. Checks should be made payable to Walnut Acres PFC with your child’s name in the memo line.

  HOW DO I EARN PRIZES?

  Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • Most Minutes Read (top reader from each class).

  • Money Raised (top fundraiser from each grade).

  • Top Fundraising Class in each grade-category (TK-1), (2-3), (4-5), (SDC).

  • All participants will receive a fun, custom sticker.

When are donations due and when are prizes distributed?

Donations and completed envelopes are due by December 8th.  Winners will be announced and individual prizes will be distributed Monday, December 14th – Friday, December 18th. Class prizes will be distributed after winter break. Individual winners will be contacted to make arrangements to deliver prizes.

*Reading Log Must Be Legibly Recorded Each Day, and Initialed by a Parent

Questions? Please contact the Read-A-Thon Team at readathon@walnutacrespfc.net

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 ***SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESSES!***

  
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Read-A-Thon Committee,
Nov 6, 2020, 10:11 AM
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Vice President Communications,
Oct 17, 2019, 10:40 AM