RHS Read-a-thon is Here!

The 2017 Randolph Heights Read-a-thon is underway!

Reading is such an important part of our students’ success. During “I love to read” month, the PTA has partnered with our RHS teachers and staff to encourage students to develop a love of reading while helping to enhance classroom reading materials.

During February, all students are encouraged to read daily outside of school and collect pledges from family and friends for minutes read. Prizes will be awarded for participation and money earned. With the support of our teachers, 75% of Read-a-thon donations will be used to purchase classroom reading materials and 25% will be shared with the St. Paul Public Library Bookmobile.

Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

1.) Set a Daily Reading Goal: Each student sets a goal for how many minutes s/he will read at home each day during February. Time spent listening to an adult read also counts toward students’ goals!

  • Kindergarten & 1st grade: 10 minutes each day
  • 2nd & 3rd grade: 20 minutes each day
  • 4th & 5th grade: 30 minutes each day

As a school, we’re aiming to reach our goal of 100,000 minutes read by the end of the month! Students can keep watch on the Read-a-thon Tracker in the cafeteria to check our progress.

2.) Track Daily Reading & Submit Weekly Minutes: Track minutes read at home each day using the Read-a-thon Calendar. Turn in the Weekly Minutes Record to the bag in your classroom at the start of each week.

All students who participate in the Read-a-thon by tracking their minutes read will be eligible to participate in weekly drawings throughout the month (regardless of whether or not they collect any pledges).

3.) Get Supporters & Collect Pledges: Each student is encouraged to find supporters — parents, grandparents, other relatives, friends, etc. — who will show support of the student’s reading goals by making a pledge, which can be based on minutes read or be a one-time donation. (See the Read-a-thon Pledge Sheet for sample pledges.) Any checks should be made out to Randolph Heights PTA. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Students should collect the money pledged and return the completed Read-a-thon Calendar along with the money by Monday, March 13.

Help us celebrate March 2!

Join us on Thursday, March 2, 5:45-8:00pm to celebrate all of our amazing readers with a showing of The Peanuts Movie. The movie is FREE for all families and we’ll have concessions for sale to keep those tummies from rumbling.

Volunteers needed!

To make our movie night a success, we need volunteers to help greet families, sell concessions and help remind kids not to turn our hallways into racetracks. Find a friend and sign-up to help HERE.

Questions?

Check out the Read-a-thon Frequently Asked Questions or contact Amie Nelson, Lisa Dochniak or Beth Tierney.

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