Ortega's 2020 Read-A-Thon

February 3rd-March 2nd

WHAT IS ORTEGA'S READ A THON?

 

Ortega's Read-A-Thon is a chance to foster the love of reading in our students while raising funds to support our school.

This year’s theme is Movers and Shakers and will run from February 3rd - March 2nd.  Students will have 4 weeks to read and log their reading time.  Pledges are due by March 9th in order to qualify for prizes.

 

READING LOGS:

During the Read A Thon students record all minutes read, both in the classroom and at home. All reading counts: books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, internet stories, homework reading, etc.!

Each student who fulfills the required reading will get an award for participating.  The student who reads the most in each grade will be awarded a specially printed Read-a-Thon Book Bag Prize and T-Shirt as well as have his/her name and photo taken for our newsletter and front hallway.

 

TK, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders read a minimum of 20 minutes per night, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders must read a minimum of 30 minutes per night.

 

The expectation is for each student to do his/her personal best. In TK/kinder, parents may actively read to students; 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students are encouraged to do as much independent reading as possible; 4th and 5th grade students should manage their reading and logs with minimal guidance.

 

PLEDGES:

1. Ask family, friends, neighbors, etc. to make a one-time donation.

2. Fill out pledge sheet with donor name, email address, donation amount & collect money at time of pledge.

3. Pledges can also be made online by clicking here or using the "Pledge Online" button at the top of this page.

4. Pledge sheets and money raised need to be returned either to your student’s teacher or to the main office anytime during Read -A- Thon (March 8-29).

 

PRIZES

Students can win prizes for themselves, their class, and the entire school!

 

Class Prizes​

  • Every class with 80% participation, reading the minimum required nightly, and submitting their logs will earn a popsicle party!  Teacher will earn a gift certificate to Starbucks.

  • Every Class with 100% participation, reading the minimum required nightly and submitting their logs will earn a hot chocolate and special reading time party!!  Teacher will earn a gift certificate to Target.

  • Every Class raising a combined $1000 or more will earn a popsicle/otterpop party!

  • Every Class raising a combined $1500 or more will earn a pizza party!

School Wide Prizes

If we work together as a school, as a team, there are some amazing opportunities!

  • $2,500:  Crazy Hair Day

  • 55% Participation (266 students reading the minimum required nightly and submitting their logs):  Dress as your Favorite Book Character

  • $5,000:  Pajama Day

  • 65% Participation (315 students reading the minimum required nightly and submitting their logs):  Principal Dresses up for the Day (Photo Op Time!)

  • $7,000:  Crazy Hat Day

  • 80% Participation (387 students reading the minimum required nightly and submitting their logs):  Chalk the Blacktop Event

  • $10,000:  Extra Recess Time

  • 90% Participation (435 students reading the minimum required nightly and submitting their logs):  Duct Tape Principal to Wall!!

Individual Prizes

  • Every student raising $250 or more will be invited to a special ice cream sundae party after school!

  • The student who reads the most in each grade will get special recognition and a Read-a-Thon Book Bag and Ortega T-shirt!

 


Raffle prizes (one raffle submission for every $20 raised by student):

  1. Kindle Fire

  2. 10 Book Set (donated by The Nature Generation, www.NatGen.org)

  3. Art Supply Set

  4. Ortega Otter Sweatshirt

 

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS:

Contact Ortega’s Read-a-Thon Coordinators, Maria Jackson, msmedina10@gmail.com, Rachel Merlo, rachelmerlo@hotmail.com, Brenda Melton, brendamelton4@gmail.com

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