Get ready for the Annual BCE Read-a-thon - Journey Through a Book
Monday, January 24 - Friday, January 28, 2022!
The BCE Read-a-thon promotes literacy and a lifelong love of reading while raising much-needed funds for our Burlingame public schools. Students read and log their minutes to win prizes while their parents, friends, and family show their support with a sponsoring donation of any amount. Your BCE Read-a-thon contribution will help BCE continue to fund 20 teaching positions, excellence in teaching, and much more, so please give as generously as you can!
Have your child create a personal fundraising page and set a goal - remember to join your school team!
Share your child's page with friends and family.
Starting on January 24, go to the minute tracker, register and enter minutes read.
Join us for a live virtual storytime with special guest Author Rosemary Whittaker, at 7pm. Click here for the Zoom information.
January 24 - January 28: Read! Read! Read!
Choose books that your children love - from comics to classics and poetry to blogs - they are not being assessed, it's all about reading for fun, building a love of reading, and supporting Burlingame schools.
January 26 - Books and Burgers at Maverick Jack's
Bring a book to swap and enjoy a delicious meal. Click here for more details.
Last day to enter minutes into the minute tracker (9pm pacific time).
January 31: Last Day to Make a Donation
Encourage your friends and family to contribute online and help meet your fundraising goal. All contributions are tax-deductible. Donations made by parents will be counted as part of your annual contribution to BCE and will apply toward Scholars Circle and other donation tiers.
Prizes. There is something for everyone!
Grand Prize: Every student that logs even 1 minute is entered into the grand prize drawing at their individual school for an iPad. Students will get an additional entry for creating and sharing their personal fundraising page as well as every $150 raised in their name - no limit.
$10 Amazon Gift Card: Every student that logs in minutes ALL five days will be entered into a random classroom drawing for a gift card.
School Library Book: The top reader in every grade gets to pick a book to donate to their school library.
Grand Prize: Every BIS student that logs even 1 minute is entered into the grand prize drawing for an iPad. Students will get an additional entry for creating and sharing their personal fundraising page as well as every $150 raised in their name - no limit.
Daily Gift Card Winners: There will be five random drawings for gift cards each day of Read-a-thon week! Every BIS student who logs in minutes of reading qualifies for the random drawings.
Class Lunch Party Prizes: The humanities class in each grade with the highest participation rate at the end of the Read-a-thon will get a class lunch party.
School Library Book: The student who records the most minutes reading in each grade gets to pick a book to donate to the BIS library.
$20 Amazon Gift Card: 2 gift cards per school will be given to teachers with 100% classroom participation.
What is the BCE Read-a-thon?
The BCE Read-a-thon is similar in concept to a walk-a-thon, but instead of exercising their bodies by tracking how much they walk, our students will be exercising their brains by tracking how much they read. This fundraiser for our schools involves no selling of products, only donations from friends and family to support the sponsored child’s efforts.
Why a Read-a-thon?
The annual Read-a-thon is our way of supporting the BCE annual grant to the Burlingame School District by generating 100% profit through collection of sponsorships. Successful fundraising events and donations help BCE provide the school district with the financial resources to create a rich and inspiring education for our children beyond what is possible with public funds.
How does the Read-a-thon work?
Create your child’s personal fundraising page and send emails to family and friends to obtain sponsors. Starting Monday, January 24 through Friday, January 28, read, read, read!! All contributions must be recorded by January 31st to be eligible for the grand prize drawing.
How do you track minutes?
The official minute tracker will be available by January 24. Use this tracker during reading days (January 24-28) to keep track of the minutes your child reads. Parents may read to children in grades PreK-2nd. Everything your child reads outside of the classroom counts! Minutes should be recorded by 10pm pacific time on Friday, January 28th.
What counts as reading?
Students can choose whatever they want to read. They can read books, e-books, poetry, comics, magazines, audiobooks – anything goes! They are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun, building a love of reading, and supporting Burlingame schools.
Don’t know what to read?
Ask friends for their favorite book titles, do a web search on recommended books for your grade level, or check out Storyline Online, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, streaming videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
All proceeds from the 2022 BCE Read-a-thon go to BCE to help provide the education our kids deserve.
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