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READ-A-THON

READ TO WIN PRIZES AND RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL!

IT'S TIME TO READ!

LEVEL UP

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.

SET A DAILY READING GOAL

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.

SECURE SPONSERS - START TODAY!

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. 

TRACK READING TIME

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.

TURN IN LOG AND DONATIONS

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.

THANK YOU CCS STUDENTS!

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.

READING STRATEGIES

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.

SPONSORSHIP TIPS & LETTER SAMPLES

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.

PRIZE LEVELS

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.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

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

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