Muhlenberg Read-a-Thon 2014
The Read-A-Thon is a Muhlenberg tradition, encouraging children to read for pleasure, while raising money for our community library. Reading for pure enjoyment is known to improve a child’s chances in life in all kinds of ways - plus their reading supports the local library programs and makes books, computers and more available to everyone!
Readers are always winners! By participating in the Read-A-Thon, they are also eligible for a range of fun prizes:
- School store coupon for each MEC student who reads at least 10 books.
- Read-a-thon T-shirt for each student who reads at least 10 books and collects at least $20.
- Best in homeroom: a 2014 Guinness Book of World Records for the top reader in each homeroom who collects at least $20 and reads the most books.
- Top two prizes: an IPad mini for the MEC student who collects the most money AND an IPad mini for the MEC student who reads the most books.
- Gift certificates / prizes from local businesses and sports teams for 2nd and 3rd place in amount of money collected AND the 2nd and 3rd place for total books read.
- Every class with 100% participation earns a story break at the Muhlenberg Community Library (with soft pretzels).
- Pizza party for the homeroom at each grade level that collects the most money.
- Each classroom receives a goodie bag at the kickoff assembly.
In short, everybody benefits! What do you need to do?
1. Encourage your student to read books (fiction, non-fiction) comics, poetry or just listen to the stories you read (in grades K-1). Any support and encouragement you can offer is much appreciated. Read-a-Thon is about reading for fun and it is NOT TESTED!
2. Materials will come home with students on February 14. Please help your child(ren) get sponsored by family and friends. As always, never let them approach strangers or go door to door.
3. Please help children track their pages and donations by monitoring their pledge envelope, which is due back to their classroom teacher on February 28.
To print more Sponsorship forms, click the link below.
For a copy of the Read-a-Thon Letter, click below: