The BRE Read-A-Thon FUNDRAISER will take place from May 2nd to May 16th, 2023.
Total Minutes online submission form (to be used ONLY on Tuesday, May 16th, to enter total minutes)
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What is the Read-A-Thon Fundraiser?
The Read-A-Thon Fundraiser is a fun two-week event that encourages the love of reading and directly involves all students in fundraising for our school. This fundraiser is a way to reach beyond our own parent community, who may have already generously contributed to Splash for Cash or Gala activities, and to expand our donors to include extended family, neighbors, and friends.
Your child can make a difference!
The Read-A-Thon is both a fun reading competition as well as a fundraiser for the school, and every dollar goes directly to enrichment at BRE such as classroom teachers, technology, visual and performing arts, campus safety and cultural programming. If every student raises just $100, then Bird Rock Foundation will have raised over $36,000.
How does it work?
The first day of the event will be Tuesday, May 2nd. Students will begin tracking the time they spend reading every day by logging the book titles and minutes read (or read to) into their reading log. Reading logs will be sent out in Tuesday envelopes on May 2nd and are also available online as linked above.
Additionally, students should start collecting donations from friends and family and neighbors to sponsor their reading effort.
The Read-A-Thon Fundraiser will end on Tuesday, May 16th. Students must submit their Total Minutes Read online by the end of day Tuesday (5/16) and must turn in their reading logs and donations to their classroom teacher on Wednesday (5/17) via Tuesday Envelopes. Total Minutes online submission form is here.
What if my child can’t read yet? Can s/he still participate?
Of course! TK, K, and 1st graders can log books and minutes that have been read to them. That totally counts!
How can friends and family sponsor my child?
Throughout the two-week event, students are encouraged to ask friends, neighbors, and extended family to make a donation for their reading efforts. Students can reach out via email or phone calls or walking the neighborhood. See the instruction sheet in the Tuesday envelope for examples of how your child can ask for donations.
Ways that sponsors can donate:
- Donating online via credit on the Read-A-Thon donation page.
- Scanning the QR code that links to the same online donation page
- Sending cash directly to your student
- Writing a check, made payable to Bird Rock Foundation with the student’s name in the memo line to ensure they get credit for the donation
- If a sponsor wants to pay via Venmo or Apple Pay or various other electronic payments, they can send that payment to you directly, and then you can send the same amount as either cash or check with your student or pay online with your credit card.
Donations can be a combination of both in-person and online payments. Donation forms and detailed instructions will be sent home in the Tuesday envelopes on May 3rd to help track money collected.
What is the “1,000 Minute Club”?
Students who read 1,000 or more minutes and who have submitted their Total Minutes Read and all donations by May 16th will earn a spot in the “1,000 Minute Club” and receive a certificate of achievement and a small prize.
Will there be prizes?
Yes! The Top Readers in each grade and the Top Fundraisers will win prizes! Additionally, those students who are members of the “1,000 Minute Club” will earn a small prize.
Remember, to be eligible for prizes, students must submit online their Total Minutes Read and all donations by the May 16th deadline.
*Please note that to ensure everyone gets a chance to win, students are limited to one prize maximum.