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Read-a-thon 2022 - Monday, April 18 to Monday, May 2

On March 7, our school board voted to install a nature-inspired playground this summer.  We are on the Bears Playgrounds installation calendar for July 11, and our staff and students are incredibly excited about this possibility!

The budget for this playground is around $98,500.  Our goal is to raise at least $45,000 by the end of the summer and to take out a low-interest loan from the Pacific Union Conference for the remaining amount.  Our major fundraising push will be with our spring read-a-thon, with the reading taking place between April 18 and May 2.

Students will acquire donors to sponsor them as they pursue their reading and fundraising goals.  Students will only be able to count reading time outside of school hours.  Any reading time at home will count, whether that be reading individually or family reading time.  There will be small incentives for students along the way, but the biggest incentive will be the playground coming this summer.

Read-a-thon Dates to Remember

  • Monday, April 4 - Begin acquiring sponsorships​

  • Sunday, April 17 - Get a stack of fun books to read

  • Monday, April 18 - Begin reading!  Don't forget to fill out your daily reading log.

  • Monday, April 25 - Turn in your first week's reading log!

  • Monday, May 2 - Read-a-thon ends.  Turn in your second week's reading log!

  • Monday, May 9 - Last day to turn in sponsorship funds.

  • Friday, May 13 - Grand prizes distributed.

Fundraising - Donations due May 9

Students will acquire donors to sponsor them as they pursue their reading and fundraising goals.  Sponsorships can be per hour read or a flat amount.  Donors who give a total of at least $500 will earn a permanent donor commemoration, which will be a plaque affixed to the playground or placement on a donor mural wall (we're still working this out).

Donors can easily sponsor students in one of three ways:

  1. In-person (Pay students directly with check/cash or online at

  2. Online at  Be sure to find the student's name!

  3. Mailing a check, payable to “LVAES”, to the address below. Please be sure to include the sponsor slip downloadable below.


We have enrolled the help of an online fundraising platform called to help with the sponsorship process.  You should have received an email with information on how to customize your child's page and share it with potential sponsors.  If you did not receive it or if you need help with this process, please contact Mr. Fox.


You may also download paper record keeping sheets and business sponsorship at the bottom of this page below.

Read-a-thon Rules

  • Reading minutes must be outside of regular school hours.

  • All students TK-8 may have a family member or volunteer read to them.

  • Audio books will not count for grades 1-8.  Preschool and kindergarten may use audio books for minutes.

  • Personal reading should be reading level appropriate.

  • Students are still expected to complete all class and homework assignments during the read-a-thon.

Read-a-thon Prizes

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