The Paton PTO is once again proud to sponsor The Book Blizzard 2020, a Paton School Read-A-Thon from February 10-23! Reading or being read to helps unlock the door to children’s imagination, creativity and enhances overall learning.
We encourage you to join us in this fun and educational fundraiser for Paton School! By participating, you will not only help enhance your child’s love for reading and build additional literacy skills but you will also be donating dollars to support Paton School.
This is how The Book Blizzard works:
- We encourage you to collect donations from family and friends! Sponsors can either pledge per hour read or pledge a lump sum donation. In addition to the pledge sheet, you may register your child for his or her own pledge page on 99Pledges. You can complete this online form to authorize the PTO to use your email to enroll your student. If you have already completed this consent be on the lookout for an e-mail with your student’s 99Pledges account information.
- Parents agree to read with their child or to have their child read independently outside of school between Monday, February 10 and Sunday, February 23.
- Students and/or parents record reading time outside of school on the Reading Log sheets. Parents sign off each day on the number of hours read. Reading time in school should not be counted toward daily reading totals. Parents, please verify and sign-off each day on your student’s reading time.
- All Reading Logs, Sponsor Sheets and Pledge Money should be returned to Paton School on Monday, February 24. All money returned to school must be collected in the form of checks – payable to the Paton School PTO. Late sheets returned after February 28 are at risk of not being counted toward prize consideration.
Prizes, Prizes, Prizes…
- The top reader in each grade wins a gift pack from Ultimate Obstacles in West Boylston that includes two day passes and water bottle.
- The prize for Runner Up in each grade is a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble.
- The class with most logged hours per grade level will be awarded extra recess.
Important Book Blizzard Forms