How Read-A-Thon Works…

Thank you for participating in our first Brookdale HSA Read-a-Thon! We are excited to
encourage our students to use their love of reading to support our school.


HOW IT WORKS
Make a pledge to encourage our students to read and raise money for our school. We set a
goal for our school to read 100,000 collective minutes. Please encourage your child to read
daily and keep track of their minutes on the weekly log sheets.


Return logs weekly in folders by the noted date to help us correctly calculate our progress.


GET STARTED
We’ve partnered with 99Pledges to make donating quick and easy! You will be able to reach
out to friends and family by email and social media to encourage them to donate as well.

To add your child as a participant, please follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Go to this link – https://app.99pledges.com/fund/brookdalereads/addme
  2. Enter your child’s name, your email, and select the class your child belongs to.
  3. Click “Add” and this will take you to your newly created pledge page!

HOW TO DONATE

  1. FLAT DONATION – You can sponsor a student with a flat monetary amount. We recommend this option for the simplest way to donate!
  2. PLEDGE PER MINUTE – You can pledge per minute read. For example, if your student reads 300
    minutes and you donate 20 cents per minute, then your child earns $60. Minutes can add up
    quickly! You will be charged at the end of the Read-a-Thon based on total minutes submitted.


PRIZES There are MANY ways to win prizes!

  • First place, most minutes read per grade — ($50 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Second place, most minutes read per grade — ($25 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Class with most minutes read K-2 at the end of the Read-a-Thon – (class party)
  • Class with most minutes read 3-6 at the end of the Read-a-Thon – (class party)
  • Weekly classroom leaders per grade – (weekly trophy, grade level bragging rights, dance party)
  • Bookmark competition winner, one per grade – ($10 Watching Booksellers Gift Card)
  • First place, most money raised – ($75 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Second place, most money raised – ($50 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Third place, most money raised – ($25 Amazon Gift Card)
  • Every student who receives at least one donation – (Free treat!)
  • Ice cream social after school on June 10th for all!

QUESTIONS?

Contact Nadine Knapp bnnadine@aol.com or Laura Venezia laura.a.venezia@gmail.com.