Sponsor a student for Reading Olympics 2017

The 2017 Reading Olympics are on!

During March, students at EVCS will read 10 books or read for 10 hours to help raise money for school enrichment programs.

You can encourage your favorite student and help us fund theater, music, computer, and other special programs for the whole school by pledging just $1/book or $1/hour. (You are also more than welcome to pledge more … )

Reading Olympics

Name of the student you are sponsoring:
Pledge $ x 10 books or 10 hours

Thank you!

BOOK SALE AND READING OLYMPICS

booksaleThere will be a BOOK SALE in the yard at drop off TOMORROW MONDAY, TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY
(Feb. 29, March 1, 2)

Please bring your gently used books appropriate for our EVCS students (please no baby books or adult books) to donate to the book sale.
If you won’t be able to stay with your children, consider send few dollars with them.
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION.

Books are $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers. Come and get ’em!
There’ll be also Roost coffee for $2 a cap.

The book sale will help kick off this year’s READING OLYMPICS!
Look in your children’s backpacks March 1 for READING OLYMPICS materials. For new parents, the READING OLYMPICS is a month long read-a-thon. It is an opportunity for the students to help earn money for the PA to support things like music and arts enrichment in our school. Students ask for donations from sponsors for all the books they read (either independently or with a family member. And yes, looking through picture books counts!) during the month of March. Details will be on the READING OLYMPICS SPONSOR SHEET.

FYI – Read Across America Day is on Wednesday, March 2!!!

Happy Reading,

Allison and Hagit
(on behalf of the PA)

Sponsor a Student for EVCS Reading Olympics 2015

The 2015 Reading Olympics are on!

From March 9 to April 17, students at EVCS will read 10 books or read for 10 hours to help raise money for school enrichment programs.

You can encourage your favorite student and help us fund theater, music, computer, and other special programs for the whole school by pledging just $1/book or $1/hour. (You are also more than welcome to pledge more … )

Reading Olympics

Name of the student you are sponsoring:
Pledge $ x 10 books or 10 hours


Thank you!

Two Weeks Left for EVCS Read-a-thon

This week Allison Gordon dropped by all the classrooms to see how everyone is doing with the Read-a-thon. She was thrilled with the enthusiastic responses from students who are reading and getting sponsors!

From Family Contributions to Read-a-thon pledges, Fall Ball ticket sales to Spring Gala auctions, EVCS parents are being asked this year to raise a lot of money for our small school — more than ever before. If you’re wondering what it’s all for, the short answer is that nearly all of the PA budget goes to pay for enrichment programs that the school budget no longer covers: music, Spanish language, and theater arts. If it weren’t for parents providing all or most of the funding for these classes, they simply would not be available to our children. (You can read more about these programs on our website.)

If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please take a few minutes this weekend to go through the Read-a-thon materials with your child, and help them ask friends, family members, and neighbors to support our school. And since they are all probably reading every day, just remind them (or help them) keep track of their books or reading hours on the sponsor sheet.

There are just 2 more weeks in March — so let’s get our children excited about reading and about helping to raise money for programs that they love in school!

Read-A-Thon Sponsor Sheet Coming Home Today

Today your child will be coming home with the materials for the Read-A-Thon. Please be on the lookout for these and help your child find a safe place to keep the octopus sponsor sheet and the envelope for collecting donations. You’ll find instructions for the Read-A-Thon on the back of the sponsor sheet — and at the bottom of this post.

Also, inside the envelope you will find a bookmark and stickers to help reinforce your child’s progress. And remember, this fundraiser will go directly to the EVCS Parent Association to help pay for Music, Spanish, and Theater.

Happy reading!

What is a Read-A-Thon?

  • During the month of March your child will read 10 books (for Pre-K to 2nd Grade) or for 10 hours (for 3rd to 5th grade) and record it on the Octopus sponsor sheet.
  • Students will try to find sponsors to donate $1 per book / hour, which equals $10 from each sponsor. The sponsor will sign one arm of the Octopus. Try to fill all 8 arms! (Ask your child’s teacher for more Octopuses if you have more than 8 sponsors).

How can you help your child?

  • Go to the library — have reading time there or take books home.
  • Encourage your child to read a little bit every day.
  • Help your child ask relatives, neighbors, work colleagues, friends, local businesses, etc. to be sponsors.
  • Explain to your child that we are raising money for Drama, Spanish and Music in school.
  • Please use the envelope you received to save the money your child collects.
  • Inside the envelope, you will find a bookmark and stickers. Please reward your child with a sticker on his/her bookmark for every book/hour completed.

Money and octopus sponsor sheets will be collected at the end of March.