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Readathon

Director Myers on Horseback with a Book

Director Myers on Horseback with a Book

Our Annual Fundraising Event: November 2, 2018

Read Books. Send Books to Kids. Finish a Playground. Get a Tax-Deduction. Best Event All Year.

Visit https://academyacl.networkforgood.com to sponsor a student and donate now!

Thank you to last year's business partners: KaPow Coffee & Comics, The Perk Downtown, BF Chew Chew, The Springs Cupcake Truck, Baby Cotton Bottoms... more are signing up. Join the fun, and call the office to support kids.

#1 The first goal of our annual fundraising event, with an immediate payoff, is to let children read for an entire weekend. Each year we set a goal for the whole school to log 120,000 pages during that time.

Great funds raised each year! 

#2 The second, a short-term goal, is to raise funds for use each year to cover mission-important needs. Our mission-critical needs are covered to every extent possible with our regular operating budget, and we stretch dollars wherever we can, but funding is still short for extra items that help make the school’s program meet all its needs. We try to help each student to find at least 10 sponsors for at least $10 each.

Connections

#3 The third goal of our Readathon is to connect to our community. This is part of the long-term health and stability of the school. Connections with our community help us sustain and grow AcademyACL to its full potential. We built this school from its foundation with parents and educators working together, and it needs community connections to continue to grow in its vision and mission. Each new sponsor is one new connection!

We appreciate the work of our students, our families, and our community, with great reading and great connections. Everyone working together enables this to be a great place for kids to learn and grow.

Please see our Partners and Leaders (PALs) page for the businesses who have supported us.


September 30 through December 4, 2018

Our online database helps us track all of our donations easily. Visit academyacl.networkforgood.com

You can donate directly at this link above. When you visit that page, scroll to the bottom to see individual family and student goals, and a direct "donate" link. You can

  • once you choose your donation amount, on the next screen you will name one or more students so that the student/family receives credit for the donation and their goals, or mark "any student" for the school to locate a student who needs sponsors
  • and decide whether or not to cover the transition fee (3%)

Looking for Readathon forms and details from your folder? They are posted in the ParentSquare site for families: www.parentsquare.com.

 

Cat in the Hat @Readathon

Cat in the Hat @Readathon

The 8th Annual Readathon has three goals:

  • Read 150,000 pages
  • Collect $30,000 donations (10 for $10, per student) for schoolwide goals to include further playground updates, robotics and STEAM education, and more
  • Connect to our community
  • Our second local Book Swap will occur, where students can bring gently-used books appropriate for a K-12 reading level to trade, or donate to a local school in need, at our evening event.

150,000 Pages: Do you accept the challenge?

In the past, our community has read 148,000 pages in just over 48 hours!

Our goal this year is for the whole school to log 150,000 pages together.

  • 2013 Top Reader: Julieanna, Division IV
  • 2014 Top Reader: Logan, Division V
  • 2015 Top Reader: Barrett, Division V
  • 2017 Top Reader: Anika, Division V

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View the new playground that last year's Readathon began, at www.facebook.com/PlaygroundBeautiful. 

$30,000 in donations: 10 sponsors for $10 each, and two new challenges below. You can do it.

In 2014 our students raised over $23,000. In 2015, our students raised over $26,000 plus they collected many generous donations for event supplies and prizes. In 2016 they raised over $28,000, and in 2017 they raised over $27,000!

The Playground of 2015... Imagine the Possibilities.

The Playground of 2015... Imagine the Possibilities.

We'd like each student to find at least 10 sponsors for at least $10 each – that’s at least $30,000 for the whole school, and we know we can do this!

We use our regular Per Pupil Revenue (PPR) from the state of Colorado to fund mission critical needs that allow our students to meet and exceed Colorado Academic Standards. We use Readathon Funds for mission important items that enhance and extend our capabilities for students.

We're eager to finish off a new, innovative and eco-friendly playground!

Up to $500-600 will be used as needed to celebrate with prizes- including books- to celebrate student goals.

The Director's Challenge

Teachers and students may give our Academy Director another challenge this year-- we'll find out on September 21st!. In 2015, she had to Read on the Roof of the School if they raised $10,000 by Wednesday, September 30, 2015... and they raised over $17,000. She had to climb a ladder (the fire department came out to help) and read on the roof of the school all day... and Division III sent Ms. Brown up there with her. It rained that day. All day, misty rain. Hot tea helped. And the knowledge that the kids were having a great time helped them survive the day. In 2016, she had to Read on the Back of a Horse if they raised $20,000 by Wednesday night. They raised $20,100... and thankfully, Chuck the Rodeo Pony was very sweet and patient as she read on his back "Son of the Black Stallion" and walked him over the school grounds for three hours. (Chuck loved the kids, too!)

Last year, Mrs. Myers had to Read in a Pool at School if students raise $12,000 by midnight on September 27th. Someone has suggested a dunk tank... and they did it! They raised enough to make her read in a cold dunk tank outside.

It's an ambitious goal each year... we'll see if she's "safe" this year!

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Community connections: Tell sponsors about our school!

Connections with our community help us sustain and grow AcademyACL to its potential. We built this school from its foundation with parents and educators, and it needs community connections to continue to grow in its vision and mission. Each new sponsor is one new connection!

We appreciate the work of our students with great reading and great connections, our families and our community. Everyone worked so hard together to support our school!

Please see our Partners and Leaders (PALs) page to than the businesses who have supported us in previous years.
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Readathon Forms and Details

Each student brings home a folder with their name on it, and many of these forms below. They are posted at www.parentsquare.com for each family's reference as well.

Donate directly to AcademyACL goals

Make sure to list  a student or family in order for them to get the credit for the donation, or type "student in need" and the office will locate a student who needs a sponsor and apply that credit to their goals.