Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

The BRE Read-A-Thon FUNDRAISER will take place from April 14th to April 28th, 2020

What is the Read-A-Thon Fundraiser?
The 2nd Annual 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. Students who wish to participate in the Read-A-Thon Fundraiser keep a daily log of the amount of time they read (or are read to) and collect donations to raise money for Bird Rock Foundation.

How does it work?
Participation packets will be sent out to all students in their Tuesday envelopes on April 14th and will include a reading log for tracking minutes read each day, a donation form, envelope, and a weblink for an individualized online Donation Page. You can use the link to register your student and create a personalized online page for students to collect donations from friends and family.  The first day of the event will be April 14th, and students will begin tracking the time they spend reading during the campaign by logging the book titles and minutes read (or read to) each day. The Read-A-Thon Fundraiser will end on April 28th, and all reading logs and donations are due the last day (4/28). Place the completed reading log and all donations into the envelope provided, and turn into teachers directly on Tuesday morning, April 28th.

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 their friends, neighbors, and extended family to make a donation for their reading efforts. Sponsors have two ways to donate: 1) giving money (cash or checks) directly to the student or 2) donating online via the student’s personalized web page. The online donation website PledgeStar makes it easy to send out donation requests from your child to friends and family, and then allows you to help track donations as they are made online. Remember, donations can be a combination of both in-person and online payments.

What is the “1,000 Minute Club”?
Students who read 1,000 or more minutes, who have collected at least $5 in donations, and who have returned their packet by 4/28 will earn a spot in the “1,000 Minute Club” and receive a certificate of achievement. Additionally, all members of the “1,000 Minute Club” will be entered into a drawing for a special prize at the awards assembly.

Will there be prizes?
Yes! The Top Readers from grades Tk-2nd and from 3rd-5th as well as the Top Fundraiser will win prizes! Additionally, students will receive one raffle ticket for every $25 in donations raised, and students can use those raffle tickets to enter to win prizes. So the more money a student raises, the more chances for that child to win. Furthermore, those students who are members of the “1,000 Minute Club” will be entered into the “1,000 Minute Club” raffle.

Remember, to be eligible for prizes, students must turn in a completed Read-A-Thon Fundraiser packet by the April 28th deadline.

*Please note that to ensure everyone gets a chance to win, students are limited to one prize maximum.

For questions, email BRE.ReadAThon@gmail.com.