The Rosa Parks PTA organizes a read-a-thon every year, and it is a great opportunity for the community to support the students’ reading, and provide support for the school. During the 2016 read-a-thon, which runs from March 7th-18th, students will be asking relatives, friends, and neighbors to make a pledge to support their efforts to read as much as they can.  After the reading ends on March 18th, students will report on how much they read to their sponsors and collect money from the sponsors.

Donations made through the read-a-thon are tax deductible, and can be made electronically (link below), by check payable to the Rosa Parks PTA (with “read-a-thon” in the subject line), or by giving cash to the students who will turn it in to the teachers.

Here are some important read-a-thon dates:

Wednesday March 2nd – Packets go home in Wednesday envelope and students start asking for sponsors.
Monday morning March 7th – Reading begins! Start logging those minutes!
Tuesday March 8th, 8:40am-9am – Flash mob reading on the black top
March 8-13 – Mr. Mopps’ books will give a percentage of sales to Rosa Parks
March 12-13th ­– Pegasus Books on Solano donating a percentage of sales that mention Rosa Parks over the weekend, and hosting a book fair for Rosa Parks from 12pm-3pm on Sunday the 13th.
Monday March 14th – Pop-up book giveaway on the stage during recess

March 16th – Dress as Your Favorite Character Day

Friday March 18th at 3pm – Read-a-thon ends.  Count up your minutes! Contact your sponsors!

Monday March 21st – Pledge Forms, reading logs, and any donations collected turned into teachers.  Students can continue to turn in donations all week.
Thursday, March 24th – Winners announced at Line-Up!
Click here to make a payment for sponsoring a student in the Rosa Parks Read-a-thon. Thank you for your support!

Once you’ve entered your credit card details or your Paypal account login, you’ll see a confirmation page where you will be prompted to enter the student’s name. This is optional.

The money raised from our Read-a-thon supports essential school programs such as reading and math intervention programs and enrichment activities.

Checks can be made payable to Rosa Parks PTA, and sent to:
Rosa Parks Elementary School
920 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94710

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