2020-2021 Enatai Read-A-Thon!

April 12 - April 18, 2021

 

 

 

Click here 

or go to PledgeStar.com/Enatai

to register your readers on

 

Final donations due by

Friday, April 23rd!

 

 

 

Online Donations Made Easy!

  1. Students and families create a profile at PledgeStar.com/Enatai. (Click here for detailed instructions on getting set up.)
  2. Enter contact information for your friends and family. PledgeStar will create and send a personalized pledge request letter.
  3. Easily keep track of reading minutes and donations on your pledge page!

 

If you want to log your minutes and donations offline, here are some printables: 

Read-A-Thon Packet (includes all of the below sheets and FAQs)

 Reading Log  ~  Pledge Sheet  ~  Calendar

 


 

Enatai PTSA Read-A-Thon

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Enatai Read-A-Thon?   

The Read-A-Thon will be the only major Enatai PTSA fundraiser for the 2020-2021 school year. Students will set a reading goal, gather sponsors to pledge money, read during the week of Spring Break, and turn in money and packets by 23 April 2021. See above for a calendar that shows the full schedule of the event.   

Can you tell me more about Enatai PTSA Fundraising?   

Every year, we raise money to support and enhance our students’ education. Even during the pandemic, the PTSA has funded education enhancing opportunities for every Enatai student and the money we are able to raise during this year's Read-A-Thon will help us to bring back beloved programs and events next year.  We hope that everyone will participate at a level that is comfortable and meaningful to them.  

Click here for more information about Enatai PTSA Fundraising.

What can students win?    

  1. Participation: Every student who participates in the Read-A-Thon will receive a specially designed sticker to celebrate your reading accomplishments!  
  2. Grand Prize Reading Achievement: The student who reads the most minutes in each grade level will receive a special reading certificate signed by Principal MacDonald and Assistant Principal Sameti PLUS a $30 Gift Certificate to Island Books to encourage more reading! 
  3. Community assembly: This year we’ll be holding an all-school virtual assembly on Wednesday, April 28th to celebrate all of the readers, announce the winners of the grand prizes, and other notable Read-A-Thon highlights. Stay tuned for more details about this event!

How do we participate?   

There are four things students need to do to participate in the Read-A-Thon:   

  1. Set a reading goal.  
  2. Ask at least one sponsor to pledge at least $10.  
  3. Read during the week of 12-18 April and record the number of minutes spent reading.  
  4. Collect all donations by Friday, 23 April, 2021.  

Did you say the Read-A-Thon is ONLINE this year?  

Yes! We won’t be distributing paper packets for this year’s Read-A-Thon. 

We’re using the PledgeStar platform to make it easy to send pledge requests, log your reading minutes, and donate all in one place. (Click here for detailed instructions on getting set up.)

Do I have to go online to participate in the Read-A-Thon?  

Not necessarily! Reading logs and pledge sheets can also be printed at home if you’d prefer to track minutes and collect donations on paper. (See above for links to those PDFs!) If you’d prefer to donate with a check rather than online with a credit card, you may do so by dropping off or mailing your check to the school (10700 SE 25th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004). We just ask that you label it clearly as Attn: Read-A-Thon; include your student’s name, grade, and teacher; and make sure that it arrives by Friday 23 April.

What counts as reading for this event?   

  • Books 
  • Magazines 
  • Newspapers 
  • Audiobooks 
  • E-Books
  • Online Reading (including Virtual Library Read-alouds, Ms. Lee’s library time, etc.!) 
  • Materials in any language
  • Parents reading to kids
  • Kids reading to parents 
  • Enatai siblings or friends reading to each other counts for both kids—a win/win! 
  • Assigned reading from your teacher 

Think of something that isn’t listed above? Here’s a rule of thumb: if your teacher or the librarian would consider it reading, then it is!  

Where can I find reading materials?   

Here are a few suggestions:   

  • The Enatai Library. You can now reserve books from the Enatai Library for curbside pick up! Click here for detailed instructions and scheduled pick up dates!   
  • King County Library. While there are many branches, the one closest to Enatai is the Downtown Bellevue branch, at 1111 110th Ave. NE. Click here for information about KCLS curbside pick up.
  • The Internet. Every student at Enatai has access to many reading databases—check with your teacher or librarian if you need help with logins or passwords. Click here to access these resources!
  • Island Books. Our Read-A-Thon sponsor, Island Books, is located at 3014 78th Ave. on Mercer Island. The friendly staff there will be happy to help you find books to suit your interests and reading level! You can order online or over the phone and they’ll ship your books or you can pick up in the store. 

Where do students find donors?   

PledgeStar makes it easy with a pre-written friendly letter that you can send as an email or a text to friends, family, and neighbors requesting donations. Students should NOT ask strangers–we want everyone to stay safe!

I am concerned I won’t be able to find someone to pledge at least $10. Can I still participate?  

Yes, you can! In addition to raising money to support our students’ education, the Enatai Read-A-Thon also focuses on setting goals, making reading a priority, and building community with our classmates. Because of that, participation is highly encouraged! If you think you will be unable to find a donor, just tell your teacher or the Read-A-Thon chairs that you’ll need help with this part.  

I have more questions. How do I get them answered?   

You can email the Read-A-Thon chairs at readathon@enataiptsa.org! We are happy to answer any questions you have, so please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

THANK YOU for supporting the 2020-2021 Enatai Read-A-Thon!

We could not do what we do without YOU!

 

GO EAGLES!  READ, READ, READ!!!

 

 

THANK YOU, Sponsors!

 

 

 

3014 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island
http://www.mercerislandbooks.com