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2018 KENNY SCHOOL READING OLYMPICS

READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER

FEBRUARY 1 through FEBRUARY 28

**Guest Readers **Activities **Prizes

The Kenny School Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the Read-A-Thon for our students! Our hope is that this Read-A-Thon supports our goal for all Kenny kids to share a love of reading, as well as raising money for the Kenny Foundation—without you or your child having to sell anything!

Will you please join us in asking at least 5 friends and family members to sponsor your child as he/she pledges to read at least 1 hour a day in February?

The Foundation has made the Read-A-Thon easy and fun, and we’re hoping that everyone will participate to make it a huge success for our school. The best part of the Read-A-Thon is that 100 percent of the money raised will stay at Kenny Community School and directly benefit our kids and teachers.

This year our goal is to raise $5,000, which will help us furnish all classrooms with magnetic whiteboards.

How it works

Fundraising

Your student came home with packet containing the Read-A-Thon rules, an overview of the prizes, a participation form, a sponsorship form, and a calendar to record minutes read each night. Your child will set a reading goal for the month of February and ask people to sponsor them. Sponsors can pledge to pay a certain amount per minute or they can pledge a flat amount to encourage your child to meet his/her reading goal. Relatives, neighbors, family friends, coaches and even often-frequented businesses make GREAT sponsors! All donations are tax deductible.

Your child can continue collecting sponsors throughout the month of February, and pledge packets will be due on Friday, March 2. Please use the Read-A-Thon packet envelope to return your child’s sponsorship form along with any money collected so that your child will be eligible for the prize drawings! You may also choose to submit payment by CLICKING HERE to use the Kenny Foundation’s PayPal account.

Tracking reading

Your child will track the minutes they read at school and at home during the month of February. Please fill out, sign, and return your child’s Weekly Reading Log Sheet each Friday in February (due dates are listed on each week’s sheet). Each time your child returns a form, he/she will be entered to win prizes. Our goal is for Kenny students to read a million minutes, which would be around one hour per day. Remember, in-class reading counts, and teachers will help their students quantify their in-school reading each day.

Prizes, prizes, prizes!!

There are lots of prizes students can earn for participating in the Read-A-Thon—whether or not he/she raises money. There will be drawings every week to reward our hardworking readers, grand prizes at the end of the month, and incentives for the whole school if we reach our minutes read goals.

Participating students will earn entries into drawings when they:

  • Turn in their Weekly Reading Log Sheet each week (up to 4 entries)
  • Attend Family Reading Night on February 8 from 6-7:30 pm
  • Turn in their pledge form and any money collected by Friday, March 2 (or have a parent submit payment through PayPal)

Forms and information

Missing forms? Download them here:

  • Week 1 reading log
  • Week 2 reading log
  • Week 3 reading log
  • Week 4 reading log
  • Read-a-Thon Rules
  • Important Read-a-Thon dates
  • Sponsor pledge sheet

Thank you so very much for your support. Please feel free to contact Sarah Walter (swalter@hrii.com) or Tracy Babler (tracybabler@gmail.com) if you have any questions about this fundraiser or visit www.kennyreads.com

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