Read-a-thon Teacher Instructions

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Learn About your Read-a-thon!

A read-a-thon allows you to raise big money and do a TON of reading. The students are challenged for the next 10 school days to read an extra 10 minutes per day! Every day the students will recite the read-a-thon pledge during morning announcements, and they will get a special reading challenge every day to take home!
Our donation drive is all ONLINE, so you do not have to fuss with money collection envelopes!
For individual rewards, the students will try to earn donation pledge bands. Every day, teachers will receive an email telling them which students earned pledge bands. pledge Simply hand the wristbands provided at your convenience.

Send any money envelopes to the office after morning announcements

Please make sure your class name and student name is on the envelope.  Volunteers will give a NEW envelope to students who turn in money early so they can gather MORE donations.

Communicate to your parents

Make sure you communicate with your parents about the things happening in your class. Possible topics are:

– Pledge Progress
– Next Pledge Meter incentive
– Encouraging message
– School Financial Goal
– Fun Moments

Promote the Read-athon Daily:
– Remind your parents to reach out to sponsors.
– Celebrate students who get pledges
– Announce Pledge Meter progress and motivate next level
– Try and get a corporate sponsor or business to match your classroom total!

Read-a-thon FAQ

1. I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT. HOW DO I GET ANOTHER PACKET?
Send a message to john@funruntime.com. We will add the student to your class. All we need is their first and last name! We will be able to register the student online with a unique page. Addi-tional information flyers will be in the front office.


2. DOES EVERYONE GET TO PARTICIPATE, OR IS IT JUST STUDENTS WHO PAY?
Every student gets to participate in the read-a-thon, regardless of financial participation.


3. I AM MISSING A PRIZE. WHAT DO I DO?
You will receive an up-to date report whenever you receive a prize bag. You will get these every other day, so tell your kiddos to be a little patient. Extra pledge bands will be in the office if it is a “student meltdown emergency”!


4. WHAT IF A PARENT WANTS TO PAY WITH CASH/CHECK?
We are not going to turn away money! Have them place the cash/checks in an envelope and turn it in to the office labeled with the student name, teacher, and the words “Read-a-thon Money”


5. WHAT IS THE SCHOOL CODE?
The school code will be located at the top of every student flyer. You can contact the office if you need this code.


6. A PARENT HAS TOLD ME THAT THEY HAVE AN ISSUE… HOW DO I FIX THIS?
Simply send us an email at john@funruntime.com and we will correct it for you!