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The Read-a-Thon Starts This Week!
Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:20 AM

February is Read-a-Thon month, the PTA's largest fundraiser! The Read-a-Thon kicks off this week when the annual book theme is revealed on Friday (the Opening Ceremony will be rescheduled due to school closures). Students collect pledges based on how many minutes they will read during the month. At the end of the month, the school celebrates with a special skit, student prizes, and classroom parties. Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who filled all of our current needs.
 
Book Collection for Book Swap

Over 30 bags and boxes of books have been collected for the book swap! If your child has books they've outgrown, please drop them in the collection bin in the atrium, or at 4908 Harriet Ave (Lara Tickle's house).  ***New York Times bestsellers are now being collected so parents can pick up a new-to-them book too!*** Books are being collected through January 30.  
Questions? Email Lara Tickle
 
Community Reading Event on Feb 9    

On Saturday, February 9 from 2pm to 4pm, families are invited to participate in the first annual Burroughs Read-a-thon Community Reading Event, which provides students an opportunity to earn reading minutes at read-aloud and independent reading stations, make bookmarks, create graphic novels, and get a new-to-them book at the book swap!

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.