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The Read-a-Thon Is Off To A Great Start!
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 9:30 AM

February is Read-a-Thon month, the PTA's largest fundraiser! The Read-a-Thon is in full swing, and students are already racking up those minutes! During Read-a-Thon month, students will collect pledges based on how many minutes they will read during the month. All of the effort and the time spent reading are celebrated with a special skit, student prizes, and classroom parties at the end of the month. Join in on the journey!  
 
Community Reading Event on Feb 9    
Saturday, February 9, 2018
Burroughs Community School 2-4 pm
 
Families are invited to participate in the Burroughs Read-a-Thon's first Community Reading Event. Families will have an opportunity for students to earn reading minutes at read-aloud stations featuring diverse books, independent reading stations, read with certified therapy dogs, make bookmarks, create graphic novels, and select a new-to-you book from the over 1,700 books collected at the book swap!  Please note the time change from the Read-a-Thon packets that went home last week. If you'd like to help this event become a success by assisting with the reading, making bookmarks, or working the graphic novel stations, sign up here.
This event is co-hosted/sponsored by the Read-a-Thon Committee, Girl Scouts of Burroughs, the Families for Equity and Justice Diverse Literature Committee, and Classroom Champs Committee.

Sign Up to Be a Guest Reader in Your Student's Class
 
For the first time this year families will be able to sign up to read in their student's classroom using SignupGenius. Reading in your student's class can give your student a tremendous sense of pride and worth as they listen to you read to their classmates and friends. It's also great fun! Sign up here.

Book Collection for Book Swap 

Over 1,700 books have been collected so far for the book swap! Way to go Burroughs community!