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On Tuesday, November 22nd, CCS will kick off the Read-a-Thon with a full school assembly. November 11th all students will receive their Read-A-Thon packet and can start raising money— packet contains instructions, tips for asking for donations, and a reading log.


Students set a daily reading goal for the 8 day period. All time spent reading outside of school. In-school reading will be recorded by the teachers. All reading outside of school counts, whether your child is reading or being read to.


Students share their reading goals with family, friends, and neighbors and ask for a flat donation to support their efforts! Each student should try to raise at least $100 or ask 10 people for donations. Students send links to potential sponsors. If a sponsor decides to write a check rather than give online, all checks should be made payable to “CCS”.


It's really easy for donors to make online donations by credit card using the "Sponsor a Student" link below. 


Read! Read! Read! Students mark off how many minutes they read each day in increments on their reading log. Parents and guardians may help students with this task.


Students need to bring their Reading Log daily for prizes. Logs and donations must be returned to their teacher no later than Wednesday, November 30th or entry may not be considered for prizes.


Reading and fundraising is hard work! To thank our students, the reading log has several incentives the students can reach along the way as they read more and more.  See prize levels below.


Make this challenge fun for the whole family! Take a trip to the library and stock up on books that interest your child. Encourage and praise your child as they participate and engage in reading anything that is appropriate for their reading level.

For children in the lower grades, listening to adults or older siblings read counts as reading time. When reading with your child, ask recall questions about characters or details of the story in order to build his or her reading comprehension skills. Talk about the story and relate it to your child’s everyday life when possible.

For families with students in the upper grades, consider having them read in one room with others who are reading quietly — a family reading night! Or, try reading out loud as a family one night a week while rotating readers. Help strengthen your child’s reading skills by asking questions about his or her reading in terms of comprehension, recall of details, and discussing the book’s theme or ideas.

To parents, family members, and guardians, we encourage you to take the challenge of setting a goal and reading daily as well. Show your child that reading is important in your life too.
When our children see us reading, they learn the value and joy of it. Have fun reading.


Sponsor your child in the Read-a-Thon! You could also offer to match your child’s total collected donations or donations up to a certain amount.


PK-2nd grade      60 mins.          T-Shirt
3 – 7th grade        150 mins        T-Shirt 
8-12th grade         200 mins        T-Shirt 

Prize for most money raised as class in each group: Pizza Party

Prize for most minutes read as a class in each group:

  • PK-2 Spicer Cinema

  • 3-7 Skatin Place

  • 8-12 Blacklight Laser Tag 

Prize for students that meet their $100 goal: Mario character mask

Raffle prizes for the most money raised –

  • PK-2 Mario remote control car

  • 3-7 Nintendo Switch

  • 8-12 Nintendo system

Raffle prizes for the most minutes read –

  • PK-2 Mario lego set

  • 3-7 Rip stick

  • 8-12 Airpods

Every $100 raised chance to win grand prizes in the drawing & ticket in drawing for each reading level met.

​See the flyers by using the links below.


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The BFG by Roald Dahl
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg
Anything by Jon Scieszka and Dave Shannon
Dragons Eat Noodles on Tuesdays by Jon Stahl -- a local Alameda author!!
Girl Running by Annette Pimentel -- Annette was the local author at our 2019 Read-A-Thon kick-off assembly!
How I Met My Monster Series by Amanda Noll
One - by Kathryn Otashi -- artistic/visual take on bullying and standing up to bullies
How To Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan

  • What are the dates of the Read-a-Thon?
    Tuesday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Reading done before or after these dates is terrific, but is not counted toward the Read-a-Thon.
  • What does my child need to do to participate in the Read-a-Thon?
    Set a daily reading goal, solicit sponsors and send out sponsor link, read, and keep track of the time he or she spends reading.
  • My child cannot read yet on his or her own, can my child still participate?
    Yes! Parents, guardians, siblings and other family members may read aloud to your child. This reading time counts toward minutes read.
  • What counts for reading?
    Any time your child spends reading outside of school time Tuesday, November 22 to Wednesday, November 30, 2022. This includes individual reading time and being read to aloud.
  • Do I need special forms for the Read-a-Thon?
    Yes, a Read-a-Thon Packet including instructions, a reading log, and an envelope for collecting the donations will be sent home with your child on Tuesday, Nov. 22. A limited number of extra packets will be available in the office.
  • Whom should my child ask to be a sponsor?
    Sponsors can be parents, relatives, neighbors -- anyone who has a connection to your child, would like to support his or her reading and would like to support our school. This is our CCS fall fundraiser where it is easy to ask extended family and friends to sponsor and donate to our school.
  • How much money should a sponsor donate?
    That is up to the sponsor. All donations should be flat donations.
  • When should the money be collected from sponsors?
    Donations are collected online. If a sponsor wants to write a check students should collect the donation at the time they ask for it and secure all donations in the Read-a-Thon Envelope. Checks should be written to the CCS.
  • Who is responsible for collecting the sponsorship donations?
    You and your child are only responsible for collecting sponsor donations if they write a check.
  • What do we do with the Read-a-Thon Envelope when the Read-a-Thon ends?
    The entire Read-a-Thon packet including the reading log and the collected donations in the envelope should be turned in to your child’s teacher on the morning of Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  • Are there prizes for the students?
    Yes. Every student who turns in a Reading Log will receive small prizes based on their minutes read. Prizes can be found above.
  • Can my child participate – even without sponsors?
    Yes, all students are encouraged to participate regardless of the amount of sponsorship. Have your student turn in his or her reading log so he or she can be eligible for prizes.
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