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z-Archive – Reading Power 2012 – Info & Forms

Reading Power is School-Force’s second-biggest annual fundraiser (after Annual Giving), and is the perfect opportunity to get family, neighbors, and friends involved in our children’s education!  Besides raising needed funds for School-Force, Reading Power promotes a love of reading.  Last year in 2011, Belmont-Redwood Shores students read over 1,500,000 minutes during the two-week event and raised a record $217,000 for the School-Force Education Foundation.  What an amazing accomplishment!

Thanks to the donations from extended family, friends, and neighbors, each of the district’s elementary schools have helped save classroom teachers’ jobs and other positions such as reading and science specialists and the upper-grade music instructors.   The kids have a great time while raising money. Hitting a reading milestone earns a student a dragon scale to place on a display at their school and to enter into random drawings for small but much-sought-after prizes.  Hundreds of children read their way into the “Thousand Minute Club.” The Club is a great motivator, earning children a special certificate and an appearance in the annual club photo.  This year many schools will have kick off pajama reading nights and for the first year, Ralston Middle School will be joining the elementary schools in the district for the Read-a-Thon!TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION FOR READING POWER, go to the School-Force donation page.  NOTE:  Under donation amount, indicate ‘Reading Power’ in the drop down menu and PLEASE INDICATE THE FIRST AND LAST NAME OF THE STUDENT AND THE SCHOOL THEY ATTEND (if known) IN THE QUESTION/COMMENTS SECTION OF THE DONATION PAGE.  For questions, contact

Fox’s dragon in 2011.

For the convenience of district families, you can download a sample donation letter to send to friends or family, reading logs, or pledge sheets:

Although parents may want to support their children’s reading efforts, School-Force, while welcoming all donations, encourages parents to make their primary donation ($1,200 per child) to the main Annual Giving Campaign. For any questions you might have, take a look at our Reading Power FAQ sheet.

The Annual Reading Power Read-a-thon couldn’t happen without the many volunteers who organize, tally minutes, pass out prizes, plan parties, count donations and enter it all into the database.   And MANY thanks to our business sponsors who have provided not only cash donations but coupons and gift certificates.  Our sponsors include Jacklyn Kurth Orthodontics, Matheson Martial Arts, Milkshake Werks, Mistral Restaurant and Bar, and Pump It Up. Don’t delay… get your nose in a book today!