Don’t forget to sign up for our annual Summer Read-a-thon, one of our most successful fundraisers!!
It is a fun and easy way to help raise money for our school, while gaining valuable experience and enjoyment in reading. Each year, since 2001, our students have raised $2,800 to over $7,000! We hope you will choose to help make it another amazing year!
Here’s how to do it:
BEFORE FRIDAY, JUNE 21st:
Fill out a Registration Form and drop it off in the envelope located outside each classroom.
DURING THE SUMMER:
Gather pledges and read, read, read! At the beginning of the summer vacation, use the pledge sheet to gather pledges from family and friends for each book read. This list can include the books they read themselves and the books read to them. Yes, you can include bedtime stories! Therefore, students of all ages can participate. Pledges can be made on a per book, chapter, or page basis, or as a lump sum.
During the summer, please use the reading log enclosed, to write down the titles of the books you have read. Parents, please help your child to write the titles. The important part is that they are reading/listening to the books. The logging of the titles should not feel like a chore or deter them from reading.
If you need some help finding books, you can visit your local (air-conditioned) library or bookstore. By the way, New York Public Library has a free summer reading program you can sign up for online at: http://www.summerreading.org/. This reading program is a lot of fun as you can post the books you are reading, and create an avatar! You can also submit a print out of this list as your reading log for our read-a-thon.
Bring in pledge money and reading logs! At the end of the summer vacation, collect the pledge money from your family and friends to bring in to school. Pledges may be paid in cash or check, made out to The Neighborhood School P.T.A.
So, remember to hand in your registration form by Friday, June 21st! If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Eckert at: firstname.lastname@example.org