Welcome to our annual celebration of reading, the YISS 2016 Elementary School Read-A-Thon. Our goal is to develop a lifelong love of learning and promote the enjoyment of reading through a variety of fun and educational activities.  The theme this year is "Reading is Your Ticket to Adventure" and will begin on Monday, February 15 and end on Monday, March 7.


We want to encourage our children to read joyfully. All the events for this year’s Read-A-Thon circle around the theme, and of course the
competition for prizes will be highlighted as well. Like last year there will be a school wide goal for minutes read.  If the Elementary School students can collectively read a total of 654,321minutes, Mrs. Willetts, Mr. Garman and Mrs. Roll have agreed to the Pie throw at the Wrap-Up Assembly.

What counts as reading?                                                                                                         

The following can be counted as reading and can be recorded in reading logs:

  1. Silent reading by student                                                      

  2. Reading aloud by student

  3. Students being read to by another individual

  4. Listening to an Audio book if the student is also reading a copy of the book along with the Audio

  5. Reading any type of text and any genre if in balance (reading a variety of different types of texts): Comics, newspaper, magazines, books, articles, poetry, graphic novels, etc.


The following do not count as reading:                       

  1. Watching video version of a story

  2. Reading textbook for homework purposes or reading textbook in class.

Incentives

This year’s Read-A-Thon will award prizes for the following categories:

A. Level 1 -

Requirement: hand in at least 1 reading log

i.   Participation Prize,

ii.  1 name will be drawn to win a chance to be a Pie thrower


B. Level 2 -

Requirements:

Grade K   read minimum of 600 minutes

Grades 1 -2 read minimum of 700 minutes

Grades 3-5 read minimum of 800 minutes

i .  Prize for reaching Level 2

ii . 1 name will be drawn to win a chance to be a Pie thrower

iii.  Names will be drawn out of  Level 2 & Level 3 qualifiers to win :

  • Principal for a day

  • 2 Asst Principals for a day

  • Librarian for a day


C. Level 3  -

Requirements:

Grade K          read 1300+ minutes               

Grade 1-2      read 1600+ minutes        

Grades 3-5     read 2400+ minutes        

i. Prize for reaching Level 3

ii. Names will be drawn out of all students meeting the above criteria to win:

  • ipad Mini

  • Lego Sets

  • Gift Certificate for Spring Book Fair

  • Everland Tickets

  • And many more...


iii. 1 name will be drawn to win a chance to be a Pie thrower

iv. Names will be drawn out of  Level 2 & Level 3 qualifiers to win :

  • Principal for a day

  • 2 Asst Principals for a day

  • Librarian for a day


D. One class per grade with most minutes read –  Pizza/ice cream party of choice

Main Events

Kick-off Assembly -   Friday, February 12  in Auditorium

“Adventure” Mystery Readers - Friday, February 19                                                                               

All we can say is that it will be mysterious!


Pajama & Pancake Day and Snuggle Up with your favorite book

All students, teachers, administrative staff and parent volunteers are invited to come to school dressed in their PJs and enjoy a pancake lunch on Wednesday, February 24. You are welcome to “Snuggle Up and Read” your favorite book that day.


Character Dress Down day - Wednesday, March 2

All students, teachers, and administrative staff to come to school dressed  as a favorite book character from an adventurous story.  Bring a favorite quote from the book to share!


Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Time

For the duration of Read-A-Thon, we are dedicating 20 minutes of every school day to Drop Everything and Read (DEAR). DEAR time is for everyone to read, adults and students in the school community. You can read anything you wish to; books, magazines, comic books, non-fiction, newspapers, etc. These 20 minutes count towards your reading log.  IMPORTANT REMINDER:This year, we have included a column with the DEAR minutes for your convenience. Please add the time read and combine with 20 DEAR minutes to calculate daily totals.


Caught You Reading

Students who are “Caught Reading” on camera will find themselves featured on the “Readers Wall Of Fame”.


Wrap-Up Assembly - Tuesday, March 29

All students, teachers, administrators will celebrate the end of Read-A-Thon and if the Elementary School collectively reads 654,321 minutes, Mrs. Willetts, Mr. Garman and Mrs. Roll have agreed to the Pie throw at the Wrap-Up Assembly.  In addition, names will be drawn for prizes.

Thank you in advance for your participation and for helping celebrate the joy of reading.

For any questions, please contact Elementary Read-A-Thon 2016 Chairs at esparents.pto@gmail.com


Victoria Sheen & Christine Yoo

ES Read-A-Thon 2016 Chairs  


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