The Shepardson PTO is excited to sponsor the 10th Annual Shepardson Read-A-Thon. The Read-A-Thon supports literacy while raising much needed funds for Shepardson. 100% of the money raised will directly benefit the students and the school.
WHAT IS Read-A-Thon?
The Read-A-Thon is Shepardson’s largest fundraiser. Students, families, and teachers spend the month of October collecting donations from family, friends, neighbors, and businesses. We conclude the fundraiser on October 31st by coming to school dressed as a literary character, turning in our collection envelopes, and enjoying a fun day of reading activities.
GOALS and PRIZES
Our goal is for students and teachers to raise $11,000. If we all work together to each collect $30, we will reach our goal. EVERY student, teacher and staff member who collects $25 will be rewarded with a special Shepardson Read-A-Thon T-shirt. This year, there will be prize levels for students and teachers to work towards. Prize levels will be revealed at the start of the fundraiser.
Envelopes will be sent home with all Students on Friday, September 27, 2019. It will contain more information on the fundraiser specifics.
Students and teachers are invited to dress as their favorite literary character and carry a book or a sign sharing who that character is. Families are invited to watch the parade--weather permitting, the parade will be held outside around the sides and back of the school. Please no scary masks. WEAPONS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Not even the toys weapons that come with a costume will be permitted.
Guest Readers will visit classrooms throughout the day and discuss why reading is important to them.
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PTO money helps with:
Classroom/Teacher Fund, ECO Week, Family Caroling Night, Family Movie Nights, Field Trips, HABIC Dogs, Ice Cream Social, Mileage Club, Media/Instructional Supplies, Playground Equipment, Decades Dance, STEM Supplies, Coffee for our Teachers/Staff, and many others!
Support from the PTO has helped Shepardson STEM purchase:
Eight New Bike Racks installed summer of 2018, IDEA Center (for STEM activities), Five Water Fountain Stations, PE & Wellness equipment, STEM Equipment, E-books, Legos, Digital Scales, Tangrams, Animal X-rays, Steam Table Kit, Mini Weather Station, Thermometers, Scientific Equipment, Books, Math Manipulatives, Playground balls, Computer supplies, Media Center Supplies, Individual-sized trampolines, Exercise Balls, Teacher requested supplies, and so much more!
PTO would like to send a huge THANK YOU! to our business sponsors: