PS 217 READ-A-THON             03/4/17 – 03/31/17

PS 217 READ-A-THON             03/4/17 – 03/31/17

“You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Each year at the beginning of March, school children kick off National Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. Joining the millions of readers across the country, the PA of PS 217 is happy to kick off a fun and engaging fundraiser event that will excite children and parents alike and will help support our school.

Come one, come all! Join us for the first annual PS 217 READ-A-THON!

Please support your child to find adult sponsors to pledge 1- 10 cents (or more) for each minute read and logged during the Read-a-thon time frame. Sponsor names and pledge amounts should be written on a Read-a-thon pledge form that went home in your child backpack. If your child cannot find adult sponsors, the PA can help you with that.

Instruct your child to write down all the minutes they spend reading outside the classroom on the Read-a-thon log. Minutes spent reading for homework count! Pre-K, K and 1st grade students can include minutes adults read to them. At the end of the Read-a-thon, all minutes are totaled on each student’s log and pledges collected.

Every student who participates will receive a certificate of accomplishment! Special prizes will be available for students who read 1,000 minutes or more but we’ll reward those who read less as well! Even more, the class that reads the most minutes per student for each grade will get a pizza party!

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