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Read-a-Thon**Pennies for Patients **TV**This Week at Lakeshore

posted Jan 10, 2015, 3:17 PM by Lakeshore Elementary PTO Fond du Lac   [ updated Jan 11, 2015, 9:57 AM ]
"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.”  
Anna Quindlen-How Reading Changed My Life

"The more that your read, the more things you'll know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr. Seuss

Our 4th Annual Read-a-Thon has begun! Your student should have brought home their packet on Thursday.  It's a large yellow folder with all the information you'll need. 

Goals-to get students excited about reading,  to beat last years total minutes (26,000)and to raise $5,000.  In order to meet our goal, we are asking that each student try to collect at least $20 in pledges.  With this goal, we would be able to add about 1,000 books to our Guided Reading Library! 

*Every student that turns in their reading will receive 2 tickets (even without any pledges).
*For every 20 minutes a student reads, a snowflake with his/her name on it will be hung in the media center. So, if a student reads 100 minutes, they'll have 5 snowflakes hanging.
*For every $10 in pledges the student receives, he/she will receive 1 ticket. So if a student raises $80, they will get 8 tickets plus 2 tickets for turning in their log.  They will have 10 tickets to put into the prize boxes of their choice!
(Prize sheet attached with just 'some' of the awesome prizes this year!) 
In addition to great prizes that can be won with tickets...
-Pizza Party for the classroom that has the most minutes!
-Pizza Party for the classroom that raises the most money!
-$25 Scholastic gift certificate for the student who reads the most minutes!
-$25 Scholastic gift certificate for the student who raises the most money!
-Surprise treat at lunch for the WHOLE SCHOOL if we reach our goal of $5,000!
-Mr. Steinbarth will dress up as 'The Man in the Yellow Hat' if we read over 26,000 minutes!

Here is the timeline...
January 11-17: Collect Pledges
*Use this week to ask grandparents, aunts & uncles, neighbors, etc. to sponsor your child.  They can sponsor a flat amount or per minute.  Don't forget that out of town family members can send their donations in the mail. (Sponsor sheet attached)
(Checks can be made payable to Lakeshore PTO)
January 18-24: Reading Week
*Record your minutes for one week (Sunday to Saturday).  Parents-the minutes that you read to your child count too!! (Reading log attached)
January 25-30: Collect Money
*Money and reading logs can be turned in any time this week.
All envelopes are due Friday, January 30th.
February 2-6: Tickets will be awarded and the students will enter their tickets into the prize boxes for awesome prizes! (Prize sheet attached)
February 6: Winners Announced in the morning (half day).

New this year-Reading Spirit Week! January 19-22
*Read My Shirt Week-Please have your child wear shirts to school every day that have writing on them.  We are looking forward to reading everyone's shirts!
*Drop Everything & Read-from 9:45am-10:00am.
*Get Caught Reading-Students will have the chance to earn more tickets if they 'get caught reading' by Mr. Steinbarth or the Lakeshore Lion.
*Guess the Shredded Book Contest-during book check out

We will be posting updates and reminders on our Facebook Page.  Let's make this the most FUN and successful Read-a-Thon yet!

Attached you will find copies of the information that came home in the packet.  To open an attachment, you must click on the title of the post and then click on the attachments.

Pennies for Patients-student council event
Your student should have brought home a letter and a box from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society about Pennies for Patients.  Please use the box to collect loose change and turn it in no later than February 6th. 

Maybe you received a new TV for Christmas or maybe you bought a new one for the NFL Playoffs and have your old one collecting dust. If so, would you like to donate your old one to your school? We are looking for a flat screen TV to hang in our lobby to scroll information on the happenings at Lakeshore Elementary.  Helpful to have a USB or HDMI. 

Market Day
Have you tried Market Day yet?  If you are new to Market Day and place an order of $25, enter code NEWFIVE at checkout and you will receive $5 off your order.  This month, receive a free salad to go cup with an order of $40 before taxes and discounts.
Visit  Orders are due by 11pm central on 1/16.

This week at Lakeshore...
1/11-1/17-Begin asking for pledges for our 4th annual Read-a-Thon
Friday (1/16)-Market Day monthly orders due by the end of the school day or online by 11pm
Friday (1/16)-Scrip orders due by noon in the scrip box

Coming up...
1/18-1/24-Reading Week! Begin recording your minutes
1/18-1/22-Read My Shirt Week-wear shirts to school with writing on them
1/20-PTO meeting-4pm in the media center
1/21-Market Day Pick Up-3:30pm-4:45pm in the cafeteria
1/22-Family Fun Night-Dinner and a Movie (more information coming soon)
1/23-No School

Have a great week!