Reading Olympics Certificates and Prizes coming home

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Hi Everyone,

Certificates and prizes for all participants of the 2018 Reading Olympics have been given to teachers and either came home or are on their way. In a few days, if your child participated and did NOT receive a prize baggie, please email me, Allison Gordon, at aleegordon@gmail.com and let me know! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this event. We are so proud of all of our readers, and together we raised over $9000 for our school!

Keep reading,

Allison
aleegordon@gmail.com

READING OLYMPICS COLLECTION THIS WEEK!

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Welcome Back! I hope you all had a wonderful spring break filled with rest, fun and lots of good books 🙂

The 2018 READING OLYMPICS has come to an end and we will be collecting sponsor sheets and donations this week. If you would like to keep the cash you collected and write a check, please make it out to EVCS Parents Association. If you still have the envelope that went home, put the sponsor sheet and donations inside and give it to your teacher. James and I will collect it from teachers each day. We really appreciate your participation in this event!

If you completed the Principal’s Challenge, please remember to bring your sponsor sheets to Bradley first and show him the books reflecting diversity that you read!

Have a wonderful day,

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

Final week of the READING OLYMPICS!

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I hope you are all enjoying your spring break. If you stayed local, it doesn’t feel much like spring today, but it’s a great day to curl up with a book.

This is the last week to complete those reading logs and get donations from sponsors. We will be collecting all your envelopes from teachers as soon as we return from break. Remember to try and complete the PRINCIPAL’S CHALLENGE for reading diverse books by diverse authors. (There is a special prize for you if you do!)

And remember, if you are not with family and friends this week, you can email them THIS LINK to get donations online.

Thanks, everyone and Happy Reading!

Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

READING OLYMPICS WEEK 3!

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Hi EVCS families!

We are now entering our third week of the Reading Olympics. I hope your kids are all excited about reading and filling out their logs and getting sponsors. Remember to look at the Principal’s Challenge about diversity in our book choices. There are special prizes for anyone who completes the Principal’s Challenge!

Reaching out to family and friends online is a great way to get sponsors. Here is the link for online donations.

Happy Reading,
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

KEEP ON READING! (plus the link for online sponsors)

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Just a friendly reminder to keep on reading and logging and getting sponsors for the READING OLYMPICS! A great way to get sponsors is to email friends and relatives or post on social media. Here is the link you can send to people so they can sponsor your kids online: http://evcsnyc.org/2017/03/sponsor-a-student-for-reading-olympics/

Happy Reading!

Happy Reading,
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

Reading Olympics- in like a lion.

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It’s still a little cold out there and there is a storm on its way, but just think, after a month of reading and raising money for our school, the weather will be warming up and spring will be here! READING OLYMPICS 2018 has begun!

Materials should have been sent home yesterday- please take them out of your children’s backpacks, and put them in a safe, but visible place so you remember to read and get sponsors everyday!

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Happy Reading,
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

Think Diversity this Reading Olympics!

Dear EVCS Fam,

Today marks the first day of the Reading Olympics fundraiser! Check your child’s backpack for the sponsor sheet and instructions, and start hitting up your neighbors, friends and relatives for pledges.

This year, please encourage your child to read books by a diverse array of authors, and books that feature characters and topics that reflect a diverse range of experiences and perspectives. The sponsor sheet asks for students to log in 10 books (grades PK-2) or 10 hours (Grades 3-5) between now and April 9. All students who participate in the Reading Olympics will get a prize, but students who log in more than half of their list with diverse books will get an extra special prize! On the sponsor sheet simply highlight the books that honor and reflect the experience of LGBTQIA, Native people, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. If you’re looking for some ideas for award winning books that reflect our diversity, check out some of these lists:

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READING OLYMPICS 2018 IS HERE!

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READING OLYMPICS 2018 STARTS MONDAY!

Dear EVCS Families,

The winter Olympics may be over, but the EVCS READING OLYMPICS is just beginning! (for new families- the Reading Olympics is a month long read-a-thon in which kids get sponsors who will give them money for the books they read all month long)

On Monday, March 5, your children will come home with a manila envelope and the Reading Olympics sponsor sheet and reading log. On the back will be everything you need to know to help your child participate in this wonderful fundraiser that gets our kids READING! The envelope is for collecting donations. Sponsor sheets and envelopes will be collected April 9. (you can also collect donations online, btw- it’s all explained on the sheets coming home).

So please look out for the READING OLYMPICS materials coming home Monday!

Happy Reading,
Allison Gordon (mom of Elias- 4th grade)
aleegordon@gmail.com

Reading Olympics 2017 Breaks Record!

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 Reading Olympics. This year we broke our fundraising record, raising about $7000 for our school! Every contribution helped and our children read so many great books!

Prizes and certificates are coming home this week. I want to congratulate our top earners who each won a Barnes and Noble gift card: Emma Waldroop, Cuin Waldroop and Emmett Sparks. Parents please look out for all the prizes in your kids’ backpacks. If your child turned in a reading log and did not get a prize bag and certificate, please let me know ASAP and I will correct the mistake. (aleegordon@gmail.com)

Thank you again to all our fabulous readers!
Allison Gordon and the Reading Olympics Team

Thank you to the READING OLYMPICS PARTICIPANTS

Thank you so much for participating in this school-wide event and raising money to support our Parents Association. As you know you, the PA helps provide special programs and resources to EVCS that directly benefit our children. If anyone has last minute sponsor sheets and donations to hand in, please find James or Allison Gordon in the yard at pick up today.

Thanks again!
The Reading Olympics Team