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February is Read-A-Thon Month
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:50 AM

February is Read-a-Thon month, where the Burroughs community celebrates reading while raising important funds for our PTA! The Read-a-Thon kicks off with an Opening Ceremony where the annual book theme is revealed. 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. More information will be shared this month. Stay tuned to the Bulletin for more information in the coming weeks. 
Read-A-Thon Committee Volunteers - The Read-a-Thon committee is seeking many volunteers to help bring this beloved tradition to life! Many opportunities are just one time or are flexible and can be done around your schedule. Please reach out to Erin Albu, Volunteer Coordinator or Jen Thorp, Read-a-Thon Chair, with interest or questions.
 
Read-A-Thon Book Swap - Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8 from 11 - 2pm! The 2nd annual book swap will be held at Burroughs again and in order to have another successful event we need books! Please drop any good condition picture, easy readers, chapter and middle grade books in the marked bin in the atrium.  We are hoping to have a good selection of adult bestsellers, so check out your bookshelves! Donations will be accepted through the end of January.
 
Read-A-Thon Book Swap Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to make the Read-a-thon Book Swap a success! There are many ways to volunteer that can fit any schedule. Consider transporting and sorting books prior to the event, creating the "Twinkle" Reading Area in the Cadotte Auditorium, working at the Book Swap Cafe, managing the therapy and reading animals attending the event, and much more! Shifts range from 30 minutes to 2 hours and helpers of all ages are welcome, so come as a family! Sign up for a shift now. Please contact Lara Tickle with questions.