Developing a Lifelong Love for Reading
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller
Welcome to the Read-a-Thon!
Reading is My Passport
March 15 - 26, 2021
We are excited to begin our Kaiser & Woodland Read-A-Thon Fundraiser sponsored by KWPFO. This year’s theme is “Reading Is My Passport” -- a fitting theme in a year where travel has been limited and our school year has looked so different. Reading truly is a passport to escape into a great story, to grow and broaden our perspectives, to further our education, and someday (hopefully soon) to help us explore more of the world around us. Whether your student is reading independently or being read to, and at any age or reading level, we hope your family takes this time to ENJOY a good book, a poem, a magazine, an audio book or even a recipe!
Over the next two weeks, March 15-26, we hope your student will:
- Collect online donations from family and friends via our easy-to-use fundraising page located at go.ptoffice.io/KWPFOreadathon.
- Log their reading at TrackMyReading.com to earn reading rewards on prize days.
- Have fun “traveling the world” with their passport and stamp activities.
- Explore our “Destination Guides” with read-alouds, activities, and fun facts about the countries our program is highlighting.
- Tune in to watch our daily Mystery Readers.
- Benefit from the many reading resources supplied by our KWPFO and school faculty.
- Try out the Caribu app to read virtually with friends and family. A 30-day pass is provided compliments of KWPFO. Click here for more information.
How to Get Started
Fundraising for School Spirit Days and Prizes
Step 1: Find your fundraising page
We have simplified the fundraising process this year! Visit go.ptoffice.io/KWPFOreadathon and search for your student. The site will generate a fundraising page you can share with family and friends to collect donations (flat or per minute) 100% online. No checks or envelopes, no tallies. Easy.
Note: When you make a pledge online, please allow the system a few minutes to refresh and register your donation. Checking your email for your receipt is a good way to verify the transaction completed successfully.
Rewards: Students will be rewarded for their fundraising efforts in two ways (1) as a collective school community via School Spirit Days and (2) with opportunities to win fun prizes. For more info on Rewards, visit https://www.kwpfo.org/rewards/
KWPFO has focused on this program as the primary fundraiser for this school year and has set a goal of $30,000 to continue to fund technology, arts, science and enrichment opportunities -- like virtual field trips and enhancements to the school libraries -- as well as to fund on-campus activities when students can safely return.
Step 2: Tracking Reading for Rewards
Share your student’s reading minutes via trackmyreading.com so KWPFO can let your teacher know when your student has earned their reading rewards. There are 10 rewards - can they collect them all? Click here for instructions to log time and details on rewards: https://www.kwpfo.org/rewards/
Have questions? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Thanks to Our Amazing Sponsors!
Caribu - www.caribu.com
Pulse Performance Products - www.pulsescooters.com
Bravo Sports - bravosportscorp.com
Nutcase - nutcasehelmets.com
OC Yard Greetings - www.ocyardgreetings.com
General Store, Newport Beach - instagram.com/generalstorenb/
ArtSteps - artstepsclasses.com
Common Thread - www.shopcommonthread.com
In-N-Out - www.in-n-out.com
Mi Casa - instagram.com/mi_casa_mex
Lido Village Books - lidovillagebooks.com
Eat Chow - eatchow.com
Buenas Coffee - buenas.coffee
C’est Si Bon Bakery - cestsibonnb.com
Finest Nails & Spa
Fleur De Lys - shopfleurdelys.com
Thank you also to our Read-A-Thon Supporters!
Dates to Remember
March 4th, 7 p.m. - “Building a Family Literacy Toolkit” Zoom
March 15th - Read-a-Thon Begins!
March 18th - Prize Day
March 23th - Prize Day
March 25th - Prize Day
March 26th - Read-a-Thon Ends
March 29th - Prize Day
March 31st - Final Read-a-Thon Results
Each guide takes you to a destination through our Passport to Reading. You’ll find activities, crafts, recipes, and read-alouds from the countries in the program.
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