Our annual fundraiser, Read-A-Thon, is here!

The official reading days are from February 22-March 11.

SES students received all of their information packets and bookmarks on February 22.

To sign up your kid to raise money for SES online click here! It is really easy and takes just a couple minutes.

Your child will get their own custom link to send out to friends and family.


Buy books to support our guest authors and SES on SchoolPay (20% of book sales goes to us). ALL books will be signed by the authors and will be delivered to school to your student when they arrive.


We have lots of amazing prizes for top fundraisers and top readers, plus TONS of exciting activities planned for the students.

Schedule of Events:

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd
READ-A-THON kicks-off!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25th
Social justice day. Wear a social justice shirt. Read, Rise, Resist!
Author talk and drawing lesson: Ron Chan (Plants vs. Zombies series, Earth Boy and more) @ 10am

THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd
Author talks: Cathy Camper (Lowriders in Space series and new picture book 10 Ways to Hear Snow), 9:30am (about picture book 10 Ways to Hear Snow) & 10am (Lowriders to the Rescue)

FRIDAY, MARCH 4th
Pajama Day read-in event. Enjoy cozy read-in time during recess.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8th
Author Talk: Kate Berube (John’s Turn, Hanna & Sugar and more) @ 10am

THURSDAY, MARCH 10th
Author talks: Marjorie Liu (Wingbearer and more) @ 9:30am and 10am

FRIDAY, MARCH 11th
Dress as a Book Character Day, prizes awarded for “Locker Library”, & FINAL reading day.

We’ll also have ongoing events and reading prizes throughout Read-A-Thon, including: House Cup, Got Caught Reading and Locker Library.

A very important reminder: We measure reading for this event in UNITS, NOT MINUTES.

  • Grades K-2: 15 minutes of reading = 1 unit
  • Grades 3-8: 30 minutes of reading = 1 unit

Please feel free to contact me with questions at leslielothamer@gmail.com.

To download another brochure or just have a digital version click here.

Ready, set, read!

Cheers,
Leslie Lothamer

The READ-A-THON helps fund Sunnyside’s enriching programs such as Gardening and Outdoor Classroom, Virtual Art and Music Enrichment, Teacher Grants and Virtual Field Studies, so start your fundraising engines!  Fundraising will be online only go from TODAY – April 1st.

Fundraising

Register your kid on funrun.com TODAY. It’s very easy. Click the button below to sign up or learn HOW to register here. Once signed up share about our fundraiser with family and friends and give a donation if you are able to.
There’s also this very cool video called the Student Star Video that you can create for your student on the funrun.com website. You’ll have to see for yourself, but you upload a photo of your child and they become part of the video – your friends and family will think it’s pretty cool, too!

Schedule

February 22nd: Fundrasing platform open. Go to funrun.com to sign up your kid.
March 1st: Reading days begin. Get a Reading Tracker/Roadmap here.
March 2nd: Virtual Author Visit – Aron Nels Steinke, author and illustrator of the Mr. Wolf’s Class series of graphic novels, presents to our students. 10am for K-3rd. 10:45am for 4th-8th. Go here to buy a signed copy of one (or more) of his books* to help support author visits at Sunnyside.
* when you go to checkout to select “Sunnyside Elementary” under “Calculate Shipping Cost” and books will be delivered to the school for pickup
March 5th: Cozy pajama read-in day
March 12th: Dress like a book character day
March 17th: Virtual Author Visit – Elizabeth Haidle, author and illustrator of Before They Were Authors (this year’s OBOB book), presents to our students. 10am for K-3rd. 10:45am for 4th-8th. Go here to buy a signed copy of one (or more) of her books* (even a few pre-sales) to help support author visits at Sunnyside.
* when you go to checkout to select “Sunnyside Elementary” under “Calculate Shipping Cost” and books will be delivered to the school for pickup
March 19th: Dress up day #3 (TBD)
March 19th:FINAL READING DAY
March 20th – April 1st: Submit # of “Reading Challenges” completed from Reading Tracker (submission link coming soon)
April 1st: FINAL FUNDRAISING DAY

 HOUSE CUP “BEAN” COUNTER

Numbers of minutes read can be submitted by teachers for their whole class each day. For K-2 full number of minutes will be shown below, for 3rd-8th minutes will be divided by 2 (this is what we do every year for fairness and consistency).

Stop by here to see who is winning so far.

Important Documents

Virtual Locker Library

by Heather’s 5th grade class

Prizes

Prizes in fundraising are awarded for each grade group: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

TOP 3 FUNDRAISERS (per grade group)
$50 Gift card of choice (local business’s only please)

TOP FUNDRAISING CLASSROOM (per grade group)
Class celebration: Class party organized by Gillian (school librarian)

TOP READING CLASS (per grade group): class with highest submitted average of completed Reading Challenges
Book Legacy Prize: $100 Gift Card to Powell’s

READING RAFFLE PRIZES
One raffle ticket per completed “Reading Challenges”

PRIZES AVAILABLE (per grade group):
Escape Room in a box
A graphic novel bundle from Books with Pictures with personal concierge book selection help by Katie (the owner)
Book bundle with books personally selected by Gillian
2 x $15 Books with Pictures gift cards
5 x $5 Powell’s Gift Cards