Reading Power

November 11th kicks off the 18th Annual SchoolForce Reading Power Read-a-thon. Reading Power, our largest fundraising event of the year, encourages the love of reading and raises funds to support our schools. Last year during Reading Power, our kids read over 2,100,000 minutes and raised over $347,000 for BRSSD schools!

Create your own fundraising page!

video instructions        written instructions

Check Out Prizes and Incentives Available at Your School!

Central   Cipriani   Fox   Nesbit   Ralston   Redwood Shores   Sandpiper

Check Out Your School’s World Map

ReadingPowerFun.org

READ-A-THON INSTRUCTIONS

(Click here for Ralston Instructions)

November 11th

Look through your Reading Power packet. It is a large white envelope that contains a reading log, donation log, prize list and instructions. We highly encourage you to set up a personalized online fundraising page for your student. Find instructions on our Forms tab. (Note: personalized fundraising pages are not public. Personalized page links can be shared with friends and family).

 

 

 

November 11th to 28th

READ: During the read-a-thon, read each day. Write down the minutes you spend reading on your reading log. Try to reach your total minutes-read goal.

RAISE MONEY: Ask friends, neighbors, and family members to sponsor you by donating money for the time you spend reading. Encourage them to donate online. Make it easy for them by setting up your own fundraising page! Write down each donation on your donation log.

REPORT: On Mondays and Thursdays, use the simple online check-in form (bit.ly/rp-checkin) to report your total minutes and donations. If you complete your online check-ins on Mondays and Thursdays, your progress will be celebrated on your school display and on ReadingPowerFun.org on Tuesdays and Fridays. (The check-in form is required to track your progress, and for you to be eligible for prizes. Displays will not be updated on the school holiday, Friday, November 26th).

 

 

 

 

November 28th to December 3rd

Complete your final online check-in form (bit.ly/rp-checkin) on Monday, November 29th to report your total minutes and donations. Return your Reading Power envelope to school with your reading log and donation log by Friday, December 3rd.

 

     Lots of Prizes     

Class Prizes
Raffle Prizes
Special Prizes for 1000 Minute Club Members!
Parent Prizes
And much, much more!

Check Out Prizes and Incentives Available at Your School!

Central   Cipriani   Fox   Nesbit   Ralston   Redwood Shores   Sandpiper

Check Out Your School’s World Map

ReadingPowerFun.org

YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A
BIG DIFFERENCE TO OUR SCHOOLS!

DID YOU KNOW?

If every student generates $150 in donations (that’s only three $50 pledges), we will raise over $600,000 which will be used to fund vital programs in our schools.

 

Reading Power is a SchoolForce fundraising event.  SchoolForce is the non-profit education foundation that supports the seven schools of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. SchoolForce raises money to pay for high quality teachers and educational programs for all students in the district. These include literacy programs, reduced class sizes, science, music, technology, art, sports, counselors and more. Donating to SchoolForce is the only way to help fund these programs in our schools.

Questions? Email us at: readingpower@schoolforce.org

 

Reading Power. A SchoolForce Program

Thank you to our Fall 2021 Reading Power sponsors!

 

 

Reading Power FAQs

(Click here for Ralston FAQs)

What is Reading Power?

Now in its 18th year, Reading Power is a fun two-week Read-a-thon. The event encourages the love of reading and directly involves students fundraising for our schools. Students log the amount of time they read, and seek donations from friends and extended family for their schools. Donations are made to SchoolForce (a.k.a. Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation). SchoolForce is the fundraising organization for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. When is Reading Power? November 11th to 28th, 2021.

How does it work?

A Reading Power packet will be distributed to students on the first day of the event. It is a large white envelope that includes a reading log, donation log, and instructions. Students record the amount of time they spend reading on their reading log each day. (TK/Kindergartners and first graders can count the amount of time they are read to in their totals.) Students are encouraged to ask friends, neighbors, and extended family to make donations for their reading efforts. Reading Power packets (with reading logs and donation logs) must be returned by December 3, 2021.

How is my child’s progress recognized during the read-a-thon?

Parents/guardians initial each line of the student’s reading log daily. Twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays), parents/ guardians complete an online check-in form (bit.ly/rp-checkin) to report the total minutes and donations. Students are recognized on their school’s Reading Power display and ReadingPowerFun.org based on the totals reported on this form.

Are there prizes for participating?

Yes! The class with the highest participation wins a party. Top Fundraisers win prizes and 1000 Minute Club members will earn a prize at the end of the event. Remember, to be considered a participant and to be eligible for any prizes, students must turn in a completed Reading Power packet by December 3rd, with at least one donation.

What is the 1000 Minute Club?

Students who read 1000+ minutes during Reading Power, receive at least one donation, and turn in their Reading Power packet on time join the 1000 Minute Club. 1000 Minute Club members earn a prize at the end of the Read-a-thon.

How can our friends and family sponsor my child?

We strongly prefer online donations made via your student’s personalized fundraising page or our website: schoolforce.org/rpd.  To set up a personalized online fundraising page for your student see instructions on our Forms tab. Remember to write donations on your paper donation log, and report donation totals when you check in online at bit.ly/rp-checkin

Is a Reading Power donation different than my annual SchoolForce donation?

Yes. While we welcome all donations, SchoolForce encourages parents and students to use Reading Power as a way to encourage grandparents, neighbors, and extended family to make donations for students’ reading efforts. Many friends and family find this the perfect way to support your child’s academic success and show they care about your child’s school. Parents/guardians should still make their suggested donation of $1550 per child (or as much as they can afford) during the school year ending June 30, 2022.

Matching makes a big difference!

Matching is an easy way to increase your donation! Last year Reading Power raised an additional $56,504 just from matching. To see if your company matches, or for more information, visit: schoolforce.org/matching

How much does Reading Power raise for our schools?

Last year, Belmont-Redwood Shores students read 2.1 million minutes to raise $347,225 to support their schools. Those funds support literacy programs, science, music, technology, sports, counselors, and more.

For more information, contact your school’s Reading Power Chairperson or email: readingpowerchair@schoolforce.org

Questions? Email us at: readingpower@schoolforce.org

RALSTON READ-A-THON INSTRUCTIONS

(Click here for Elementary/K-8 School Instructions)

November 11th

Look through your Reading Power packet. It is a large white envelope that contains a reading log, donation log, prize list and instructions. We highly encourage you to set up a personalized online fundraising page for your student. Find out how on our Forms tab. (Note: personalized fundraising pages are not public. Personalized page links can be shared with friends and family).  Log on to the Reading Power Google Classroom – this will house your Reading Log, Donation Page information and lots of information about all the Reading Power events.

 

 

November 11th to 28th

READ: During the read-a-thon, read each day. Write down the minutes you spend reading on your reading log. Try to reach your total minutes-read goal.

RAISE MONEY: Ask friends, neighbors, and family members to sponsor you by donating money for the time you spend reading. Encourage them to donate online. Make it easy for them by setting up your own fundraising page! Write down each donation on your donation log.

REPORT: On Mondays and Thursdays, use the simple online check-in form (bit.ly/rp-checkin) to report your total minutes and donations. If you complete your online check-ins on Mondays and Thursdays, your progress will be celebrated on your school display and on ReadingPowerFun.org on Tuesdays and Fridays. (The check-in form is required to track your progress, and for you to be eligible for prizes. Displays will not be updated on the school holiday, Friday, November 26th).

 

 

 

 

November 28th to December 3rd

Complete your final online check-in form (bit.ly/rp-checkin) on Monday, November 29th to report your total minutes and donations. Return your Reading Power envelope to school with your reading log and donation log by Friday, December 3rd.

 

     Lots of Prizes     

Class Prizes
Raffle Prizes
Special Prizes for 1000 Minute Club Members!
Parent Prizes
Prizes with Principal Adler
Apple Airpods, LED Light Strips, Drone with Camera, Movie Tickets

Check Out Prizes and Incentives Available at Your School!

Central   Cipriani   Fox   Nesbit   Ralston   Redwood Shores   Sandpiper

Check Out Your School’s World Map

ReadingPowerFun.org

YOUR CONTRIBUTION MAKES A
BIG DIFFERENCE TO OUR SCHOOLS!

DID YOU KNOW?

If every student generates $150 in donations (that’s only three $50 pledges), we will raise over $600,000 which will be used to fund vital programs in our schools.

 

Reading Power is a SchoolForce fundraising event.  SchoolForce is the non-profit education foundation that supports the seven schools of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. SchoolForce raises money to pay for high quality teachers and educational programs for all students in the district. These include literacy programs, reduced class sizes, science, music, technology, art, sports, counselors and more. Donating to SchoolForce is the only way to help fund these programs in our schools.
Questions? Contact the Ralston Reading Power Chairs Tiffany Booth & Julei Kim at ralston_rpchair@schoolforce.org
READING POWER CHAIR:
readingpowerchair@schoolforce.org

 

Reading Power. A SchoolForce Program

Thank you to our Fall 2021 Reading Power sponsors!

 

RALSTON Reading Power FAQs

(Click here for Elementary / K-8 FAQs)

What is Reading Power?

Now in its 18th year, Reading Power is a fun two-week Read-a-thon. The event encourages the love of reading and directly involves students fundraising for our schools. Students log the amount of time they read, and seek donations from friends and extended family for their schools. Donations are made to SchoolForce (a.k.a. Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation). SchoolForce is the fundraising organization for the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. When is Reading Power? November 11th to 28th, 2021.

How does it work?

A Reading Power packet will be distributed to students on the first day of the event. It is a large white envelope that includes a reading log, donation log, and instructions. Students record the amount of time they spend reading on their reading log each day.  Students are encouraged to ask friends, neighbors, and extended family to make donations for their reading efforts. Reading Power packets (with reading logs and donation logs) must be returned by December 3, 2021.

How is my child’s progress recognized during the read-a-thon?

The Reading Power Google Classroom will have games and events that will recognize students and give out prizes during the event. Also your name will appear on the Reading Power Map if you read 1000 minutes, check out ReadingPowerFun.org for the map.

Are there prizes for participating?

Yes! We have lots of prizes for participating, fundraising, individual prizes and class prizes. Please check the Google Classroom for the extensive list of prizes and how to participate and WIN! Remember, to be considered a participant and to be eligible for any prizes, students must turn in a completed Reading Power packet by December 3rd, with at least one donation.

What is the 1000 Minute Club?

Students who read 1000 minutes or more during the Reading Power Read-a-thon and turn in the Reading Power packet on time with at least one donation make it into the 1000 Minute Club. 1000 Minute Club members will earn a prize at the end of the Read-a-thon.

How can our friends and family sponsor my child?

We strongly prefer online donations made via your student’s personalized fundraising page or our website: schoolforce.org/rpd.  To set up a personalized online fundraising page for your student see instructions on our Forms tab. Remember to write donations on your paper donation log, and report donation totals when you check in online at bit.ly/rp-checkin

Is a Reading Power donation different than my annual SchoolForce donation?

Yes. While we welcome all donations, SchoolForce encourages parents and students to use Reading Power as a way to encourage grandparents, neighbors, and extended family to make donations for students’ reading efforts. Many friends and family find this the perfect way to support your child’s academic success and show they care about your child’s school. Parents/guardians should still make their suggested donation of $1550 per child (or as much as they can afford) during the school year ending June 30, 2022.

Matching makes a big difference!

Matching is an easy way to increase your donation! Last year Reading Power raised an additional $56,504 just from matching. To see if your company matches, or for more information, visit: schoolforce.org/matching

How much does Reading Power raise for our schools?

Last year, Belmont-Redwood Shores students read 2.1 million minutes to raise $347,225 to support their schools. Those funds support literacy programs, science, music, technology, sports, counselors, and more.

For more information, contact your school’s Reading Power Chairperson or email: readingpowerchair@schoolforce.org

Questions? Email us at: readingpower@schoolforce.org

Paper Forms and Instructions

  K-8 Instructions (English)

ALL FORMS Elementary/K-8 (Spanish)

 

  Ralston Instructions (English)

ALL FORMS Ralston (Spanish)

 

  Reading Log

  Donation Log

 

CREATE A FUNDRAISING PAGE:

Instruction sheet and

Videos: Create a page and Modify the page

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING PAGES: operationsmanager@schoolforce.org

Questions? Contact the Reading Power Chairperson at your school

or email readingpower@schoolforce.org.

SchoolReading Power ChairEmail Address
CentralBernadette Doerrcentral_rpchair@schoolforce.org
CiprianiKimberly Marar & Melissa Albrittoncipriani_rpchair@schoolforce.org
FoxAllegra Newman & Lillian Yamadafox_rpchair@schoolforce.org
NesbitDavid Koss & Heidi Bianchinesbit_rpchair@schoolforce.org
Redwood ShoresDebbie Pan & Erin Meltzerrwse_rpchair@schoolforce.org
SandpiperLourdes Arce & Ember Pickandssandpiper_rpchair@schoolforce.org
RalstonTiffany Booth & Julei Kimralston_rpchair@schoolforce.org

QUESTIONS ABOUT PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING PAGES: operationsmanager@schoolforce.org