The Read-a-thon kicks off today!

We have kicked off the McGuffey Read-a-thon! Today your child received a Read-a-thon book record to help them keep track of their reading and sponsors.

For years this has been a fun way to raise money for our school while encouraging a child’s love of reading. Children participate by reading as many books as they can and finding people to sponsor them for each book. While participation is not required, it is a fun way for each child to feel they have done their part to support their school.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Get sponsors! Call your grandmother, uncle, or your friend next door and ask them if they’ll sponsor you for some amount per book. (Please do not go door to door or set up a booth at the grocery store!) Give your sponsor an estimate of how many books you might read—30 books in a month, or one bigger one a week. Fill out the sponsor line on your form.

2. Start reading! All the reading you do counts—books at home, books at school, books you read to yourself, books someone reads to you, and books you read to someone else.

3. Keep records! You can have a reading record at school, at home, and anywhere else you are during the Read-a-thon.

At the end of the Read-a-thon (February 18th) you simply count your books, adding all of your record sheets together to get a grand total. Notify your sponsors! You can send them an email or call them on the phone. Tell them how many books you read during the Read-a-thon and they can give or mail you a check for the amount they pledged. When it arrives you can bring or mail it to school. All funds raised will go to our school! Please make checks out to: The McGuffey Montessori School.

Questions? Please contact Wendy Duvall.

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