Fairmount Elementary School
Books with the Birds! 
Read-A-Thon
Friday, January 21 - Sunday January 30, 2022
Sponsored by the Fairmount PTA



Celebrate reading with Fairmount Elementary School’s Books with the Birds! Our 2nd annual Books with the Birds! Read-A-Thon will celebrate reading in addition to raising funds to support our library and PTA. Prizes will be awarded to Top Readers in each class/school, and Top Fundraisers in each class/school. Work with your classmates and earn prizes for your entire class and the whole school!

Books with the Birds 2021 was a great success! We reached our goal of $30,000+ and were able to purchase 1,000+ much needed non-fiction books for all grade levels and more current picture books for our youngest learners. In 2022, a portion of the proceeds will be given to our school library to help purchase online subscriptions for student research and new books for students to check out from the library.

WHAT: Books with the Birds! Read-A-Thon
WHEN: Friday, January 21 - Sunday, January 30, 2022
WHERE: Students are encouraged to read ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE!
HOW: Read and ask family, friends, or neighbors to sponsor your reading.
PRIZES:  Win an individual Grand Prize and Medal by being the top reader or fundraiser in your class. Work with your classmates to earn a classroom prize for being the top reading or top fundraising class in the school.
MORE PRIZES: Earn prizes from Back Alley Donuts, Goldmine Cupcakes, Skate City, Woody’s, Golden Mill, Golden Goods, Tattered Cover, and more!

HOW IT WORKS:
  • Register here: www.bookswiththebirds.com 
  • Invite family and friends to sponsor you
  • READ, READ, READ! 
  • Families reading to children counts too! As well as minutes read at school. Teachers will be emailing families total numbers of minutes read in school each day. 
  • Log minutes each night by 9pm.  Minutes read after 9pm will not be counted.
  • All minutes must be entered by 9pm on Sunday, January 30th
 
NEW THIS YEAR:
A friendly competition with West Woods Elementary School! The school with the most minutes read will win a popsicle party for the ENTIRE school paid for by the opposing school!
 
A portion of our proceeds will be used to support our community affected by the Marshall Fire.  A donate now button will be available on bookswiththebirds.com if you would like to provide additional support to those affected by the fire.

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