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The Read-a-Thon Journey: We're On Our Way!
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:30 AM

Hopefully you and your students are buried in books, but be sure to pause your reading for a few moments to take action on the following items:
  • Help your child's class tally more minutes by signing up to be a guest reader.
  • Ask your employer if there is a provision in your benefits program for "matching funds." This means that if you contribute to an organization, such as Burroughs, your employer will contribute the same amount to that organization. Your employer will provide you with the necessary forms to be turned in to the school. Every dollar helps.
  • Help your child to identify and contact sponsors.
  • Help your child set up a fundraising page on GiveMN for easy electronic fundraising. View instructions here. If you have more than one child, please set up individual pages and send in separate forms for each child on March 3.
  • And of course, encourage children to read and record the minutes they spend reading at home or on their own at school. An online version of the Read-a-Thon packet can be found here, and an Excel version of the tally form can be found here.

Way to go, Burroughs readers. We are off to a great start!

Important Read-a-Thon dates:

February 1-28: Read!
March 3: Read-a-Thon forms due
March 17: Closing Ceremony, 9:30 am