Joie de Lire Read-a-Thon (1/7-4/4)
Information for Students and Parents
What is a Read-A-Thon?
Our Read-A-Thon is similar to a Walk-A-Thon. Students will get pledges per book read from January 7 to April 4, 2011. The more they read, the more money they raise.
(More FAQs and the Pledge sheet are to the right)
How do I collect pledges?
Ask parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors that you know if they would like to support your efforts to readto earn money for the education of underprivileged youth in Senegal, West Africa.
Do I pay now?
NO. Money will be collected when the Read-A-Thonends on April 4, 2011. After the Read-A-Thon ends, students collect the amount owed and return the pledgesheet and collected donations to the Edlin PTO Box.
What will the money be used for?
Edlin School French students have been corresponding with Mamadou Sellou Diallo's students in Senegal, West Africa for several years now. Our students have also taken fieldtrips to the region, where they've had the opportunity to meet their pen pals, and see the school that their pen pals attend. Mamadou has helped to form an educational association with the goal of promoting and providing education to all children (with a focus on the underprivileged). He began last year with the opening of two classes, and had exceptional results on the national exams, including the Baccalaureate. As a result of his success, the school is inundated with students this year. In order to accommodate these students, they are attempting to build three more classrooms, and need some financial assistance.
Are the contributions made for the Read-A-thon tax deductible?
Yes! Receipts will be made available after the money has been collected.
Are there any prizes or incentives other than raising money for African children and reading to make us stronger?
Absolutely! The homeroom to raise the most money will win a pizza party.