Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Important Dates

September 17

  • Collect online donations! Start off your student’s with a donation
  • Share the page with friends, family, and co-workers via email, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Online auction begins

September 17-23

  • READATHON!

September 23

  • Last day to enter Student Raffle!
  • Multiple ways to earn entries. Look inside for all the ways you can earn entries and win prizes!

September 24

  • Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up at Strawberry from 6-8pm!
  • Raffle winners announced at school!

September 26

  • Online experience auction closes at 8pm.

September 28

  • Fundraiser ends!

Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up

  • Join us on September 24 from 6-8pm at Strawberry School for our Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up!
  • Complete the enclosed Family Scavenger Hunt throughout Read-a-thon week and turn it in for a FREE mini Crumbl cookie (one per person) at Strawberry School on 9/24 from 6-8pm.
  • Winner of the family camping prize donated by REI Coop will be announced.
  • Kona Ice will be available for purchase.
  • Nothing says camping like things that glow, so we will have fun glow items for purchase.

Welcome to Camp Read-a-thon!

We are so excited to bring you Camp Read-a-thon sponsored by the Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers (BVAPT) – an interactive week of reading and fun for your whole family! All grade levels will participate – from TK to 6th grade. During the week of September 17-23, your students will track the minutes they read, participate in daily themes, enjoy nightly district-wide reading time, and wrap up with a family scavenger hunt!

We are also excited to feature an online auction for staff and teacher experiences to browse and bid on throughout the week. We will offer experiences sure to delight!

All the money raised through this event will help BVAPT fund technology upgrades, field trips, teacher and principal stipends, library, sensory materials, community events, hands-on science, Strawberry athletics, PE, teacher grants, and so much more! Keep reading to learn all about Camp Read-a-thon and how you can help make this a successful fundraiser!

Contact Ellen Keegan at president@bvapt.org and Cassie Voit at readathon@bvapt.org if you have questions. Also, visit us online at bvapt.org/readathon.

Read-a-thon Do’s & Don’ts

  • Count reading before, during and after school.
  • Count people reading aloud to you. Ask for two bedtime stories!
  • Count reading aloud to others.
  • Count reading aloud to the dog, cat, or family fish. Pets, stuffed animals, and plants love to listen to stories.
  • Count listening to audiobooks.
  • Count listening to stories on our YouTube channel at bvapt.org.
  • Read instead of watching TV or playing video games.
  • HAVE FUN!
Do and Don't image
  • Count any reading done before the Read-a-thon begins September 17 or after it ends on September 23.

How to Collect Pledges!

1. Click the RED PLEDGE BUTTON at bvapt.org/readathon.

2. Find Your Student’s Page: Each student has their own donation page already created! Find your student’s page by entering their name in the “search by participant” box. This makes it easy for parents and students to track, share, and donate on their own pledge page!

3. Personalization & Share: Your student’s page has a standard message that can be sent to request donations or you can personalize the message and even add a photo! Then, SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! Send your student’s unique pledge page link to your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers! You can copy and paste this into an email or simply click the “Help Spread the Word” icon to share by email, Facebook, and Twitter.

4. Follow Up: Check your page often to see who has donated and send a reminder to those that want to still donate.

5. Tax ID: Online donors receive an emailed tax deductible receipt that includes our Tax ID number.

6. PRIZES! We will be raffling 20 prizes to 20 students. For every $10 the student raises by September 23, they will earn one entry. Raise $50 and receive a coupon for a free glow item at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

7. KONA ICE CLASS PRIZE! The class that raises the most money at Yulupa and Strawberry will each earn Kona Ice Sno-cone coupons to be redeemed at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

Please note:

99pledges is the preferred way to collect donations, but if you have cash or checks please deliver them to the school office (attn: BVAPT). Label it with your student’s name and teacher.

Online Experience Auction

Bidding online is easy! Starting September 17, simply go to bvapt.org/readathon and click the GREEN AUCTION BUTTON. You will find opportunities for your student to spend special time with their favorite teacher or staff member doing unique activites! Bidding will end on September 26 at 8pm. Thank you to the teachers and staff for their generous contributions to the experience auction.

How to camp with us!

Parents

  • Donate to your student’s 99pledges page.
  • Share your student’s 99pledges page by text, email, or social media.
  • Print the Reading Log to help track minutes read.
  • Challenge your student to a daily minimum of minutes read. ¼ Print out the Reading Bingo Card and challenge your student to a blackout!
  • Participate in our daily Better Together family reading time with your student from 7-7:30pm.
  • Check out and bid on our online experience auction at bvapt.org/readathon.
  • Email a picture of the completed Reading Log and/or Bingo Card to RATLog@bvapt.org and your student will earn an entry for a raffle prize. Blackout is worth 2 entries!

Students

  • Set a goal for total minutes read for each day and the week!
  • Ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and friends to sponsor you.
  • Participate in daily dress up themes.
  • Participate in daily Better Together family reading time from 7-7:30pm.
  • Complete the Reading Bingo Card
  • Have a parent help you go to bvapt.org/ readathon and click the ORANGE BUTTON to be connected to our YouTube channel. There you can listen to BVUSD teachers, staff and parents read stories.
  • Have your parent email a picture of the completed Reading Log and/or Bingo Card to RATLog@bvapt.org and you will earn an entry for a raffle prize. Blackout is worth 2 entries!

Family Take Out Meals

Preorder the take out meal of your choice by calling the restaurant no later than 8:30pm on Thursday, September 23. Be sure to let them know you are ordering the meal benefiting the BVUSD Read-a-thon. Pick up your take out meal on Friday, September 24 and enjoy your meal with your family before stopping by the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

 

  • Los Tres Chiles 707-304-5724 at 2765 Yulupa Ave. (donating 30% of Take Out Meal sales) Your choice of any combination of: Burrito bowl $12.95 each (beans, rice, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese, and choice of meat with chips & salsa) Bean & Cheese Burrito $5.00 each (beans and cheese with chips & salsa)
  • Mountain Mike’s 707-890-5033 at 4501 Montgomery Dr. (donating 20% of Take Out Meal sales) Large 1-topping pizza with a small salad $30 total

Student Prizes!

  • 20 awesome prizes to win!
  • Get 1 entry for every $10 in pledges raised by 9/23
  • Email completed Reading Log with name and teacher to RATLog@bvapt.org by 9/23 to get 1 entry
  • Email completed Bingo Card with name and teacher by 9/23 to RATLog@bvapt.org to get 1 entry or get 2 entries for Blackout Bingo
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the day on 9/24 and pick up their prizes at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up!
  • Raise $50 and receive a coupon for a FREE GLOW ITEM at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

DAILY THEMES!

MONDAY

Wear your favorite camp shirt or camp attire.

TUESDAY

Read My Shirt Day: Wear a shirt with writing.

WEDNESDAY

Favorite Character Day: Dress up as your favorite book character.

THURSDAY

Hat’s Off to Reading Day: Wear a hat of your choice.

FRIDAY

Scavenger Hunt:
Wear your Read-a-thon shirt.

Welcome to Camp Read-a-thon!

We are so excited to bring you Camp Read-a-thon sponsored by the Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers (BVAPT) – an interactive week of reading and fun for your whole family! All grade levels will participate – from TK to 6th grade. During the week of September 17-23, your students will track the minutes they read, participate in daily themes, enjoy nightly district-wide reading time, and wrap up with a family scavenger hunt!

We are also excited to feature an online auction for staff and teacher experiences to browse and bid on throughout the week. We will offer experiences sure to delight!

All the money raised through this event will help BVAPT fund technology upgrades, field trips, teacher and principal stipends, library, sensory materials, community events, hands-on science, Strawberry athletics, PE, teacher grants, and so much more! Keep reading to learn all about Camp Read-a-thon and how you can help make this a successful fundraiser!

Contact Ellen Keegan at president@bvapt.org and Cassie Voit at readathon@bvapt.org if you have questions. Also, visit us online at bvapt.org/readathon.

Important Dates

September 17

  • Collect online donations! Start off your student’s with a donation
  • Share the page with friends, family, and co-workers via email, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Online auction begins

September 17-23

  • READATHON!

September 23

  • Last day to enter Student Raffle!
  • Multiple ways to earn entries. Look inside for all the ways you can earn entries and win prizes!

September 24

  • Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up at Strawberry from 6-8pm!
  • Raffle winners announced at school!

September 26

  • Online experience auction closes at 8pm.

September 28

  • Fundraiser ends!

Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up

  • Join us on September 24 from 6-8pm at Strawberry School for our Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up!
  • Complete the enclosed Family Scavenger Hunt throughout Read-a-thon week and turn it in for a FREE mini Crumbl cookie (one per person) at Strawberry School on 9/24 from 6-8pm.
  • Winner of the family camping prize donated by REI Coop will be announced.
  • Kona Ice will be available for purchase.
  • Nothing says camping like things that glow, so we will have fun glow items for purchase.

Student Prizes!

  • 20 awesome prizes to win!
  • Get 1 entry for every $10 in pledges raised by 9/23
  • Email completed Reading Log with name and teacher to RATLog@bvapt.org by 9/23 to get 1 entry
  • Email completed Bingo Card with name and teacher by 9/23 to RATLog@bvapt.org to get 1 entry or get 2 entries for Blackout Bingo
  • Winners will be announced at the end of the day on 9/24 and pick up their prizes at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up!
  • Raise $50 and receive a coupon for a FREE GLOW ITEM at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

DAILY THEMES!

MONDAY

Wear your favorite camp shirt or camp attire.

TUESDAY

Read My Shirt Day: Wear a shirt with writing.

WEDNESDAY

Favorite Character Day: Dress up as your favorite book character.

THURSDAY

Hat’s Off to Reading Day: Wear a hat of your choice.

FRIDAY

Scavenger Hunt:
Wear your Read-a-thon shirt.

Read-a-thon Do’s & Don’ts

  • Count reading before, during and after school.
  • Count people reading aloud to you. Ask for two bedtime stories!
  • Count reading aloud to others.
  • Count reading aloud to the dog, cat, or family fish. Pets, stuffed animals, and plants love to listen to stories.
  • Count listening to audiobooks.
  • Count listening to stories on our YouTube channel at bvapt.org.
  • Read instead of watching TV or playing video games.
  • HAVE FUN!
Do and Don't image
  • Count any reading done before the Read-a-thon begins September 17 or after it ends on September 23.

How to Collect Pledges!

1. Click the RED PLEDGE BUTTON at bvapt.org/readathon.

2. Find Your Student’s Page: Each student has their own donation page already created! Find your student’s page by entering their name in the “search by participant” box. This makes it easy for parents and students to track, share, and donate on their own pledge page!

3. Personalization & Share: Your student’s page has a standard message that can be sent to request donations or you can personalize the message and even add a photo! Then, SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! Send your student’s unique pledge page link to your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers! You can copy and paste this into an email or simply click the “Help Spread the Word” icon to share by email, Facebook, and Twitter.

4. Follow Up: Check your page often to see who has donated and send a reminder to those that want to still donate.

5. Tax ID: Online donors receive an emailed tax deductible receipt that includes our Tax ID number.

6. PRIZES! We will be raffling 20 prizes to 20 students. For every $10 the student raises by September 23, they will earn one entry. Raise $50 and receive a coupon for a free glow item at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

7. KONA ICE CLASS PRIZE! The class that raises the most money at Yulupa and Strawberry will each earn Kona Ice Sno-cone coupons to be redeemed at the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

Please note:

99pledges is the preferred way to collect donations, but if you have cash or checks please deliver them to the school office (attn: BVAPT). Label it with your student’s name and teacher.

Online Experience Auction

Bidding online is easy! Starting September 17, simply go to bvapt.org/readathon and click the GREEN AUCTION BUTTON. You will find opportunities for your student to spend special time with their favorite teacher or staff member doing unique activites! Bidding will end on September 26 at 8pm. Thank you to the teachers and staff for their generous contributions to the experience auction.

How to camp with us!

Parents

  • Donate to your student’s 99pledges page.
  • Share your student’s 99pledges page by text, email, or social media.
  • Print the Reading Log to help track minutes read.
  • Challenge your student to a daily minimum of minutes read. ¼ Print out the Reading Bingo Card and challenge your student to a blackout!
  • Participate in our daily Better Together family reading time with your student from 7-7:30pm.
  • Check out and bid on our online experience auction at bvapt.org/readathon.
  • Email a picture of the completed Reading Log and/or Bingo Card to RATLog@bvapt.org and your student will earn an entry for a raffle prize. Blackout is worth 2 entries!

Students

  • Set a goal for total minutes read for each day and the week!
  • Ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and friends to sponsor you.
  • Participate in daily dress up themes.
  • Participate in daily Better Together family reading time from 7-7:30pm.
  • Complete the Reading Bingo Card
  • Have a parent help you go to bvapt.org/ readathon and click the ORANGE BUTTON to be connected to our YouTube channel. There you can listen to BVUSD teachers, staff and parents read stories.
  • Have your parent email a picture of the completed Reading Log and/or Bingo Card to RATLog@bvapt.org and you will earn an entry for a raffle prize. Blackout is worth 2 entries!

Family Take Out Meals

Preorder the take out meal of your choice by calling the restaurant no later than 8:30pm on Thursday, September 23. Be sure to let them know you are ordering the meal benefiting the BVUSD Read-a-thon. Pick up your take out meal on Friday, September 24 and enjoy your meal with your family before stopping by the Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up.

 

  • Los Tres Chiles 707-304-5724 at 2765 Yulupa Ave. (donating 30% of Take Out Meal sales) Your choice of any combination of: Burrito bowl $12.95 each (beans, rice, lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese, and choice of meat with chips & salsa) Bean & Cheese Burrito $5.00 each (beans and cheese with chips & salsa)
  • Mountain Mike’s 707-890-5033 at 4501 Montgomery Dr. (donating 20% of Take Out Meal sales) Large 1-topping pizza with a small salad $30 total
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