Parents and Students get help here

Day of Reading
OUR ANNUAL STUDENT FUNDRAISER
Kicked off Tuesday, March 6 with a wild and wacky all-school parade
and culminates on Friday, March 23 – the actual Day of Reading

PAGE FOR SPONSORS TO DONATE  https://oakgroveschool.org/reading/

WHEN
On Friday, March 23, all Oak Grove students, faculty, staff and participating parents will come to school in their jammies, along with a favorite stuffed toy and a treasured book. Older students will be paired with a buddy in the younger grades and the day will be spent exploring the magic of words and pictures. Until then, each of our students is asked to request that their aunts, uncles, grandparents, and neighbors sponsor them to read (or be read to) on March 23, 2018.

HOW
Fundraising officially begins on Tuesday, March 6, and continues until March 23. Students (and parents) can get sponsors two ways:

  1. The sponsorship webpage: www.oakgroveschool.org/reading/
    Just type in the student’s name and complete the form.
  2. Directly, with one-on-one requests (like we did with candy sales or walkathons when we were kids). Each student will be given a kraft colored sponsorship envelope at the Day of Reading Launch Assembly on Tuesday.

WHAT
Day of Reading is the ONE opportunity for our students to raise money to support their school. In the past, our students have purchased many needed items through this annual fundraiser including: two of our vans, instruments for the music programs, art patios, new playground equipment, water fountains, pavilion seating and much, much more.

This year’s Day of Reading focuses on Learning Environments. At all grade levels, the teachers were asked how they would enhance their environment … to have a relationship to the natural world, to be beautiful, natural, comfortable and organized. Their replies spanned many ideas and we are now raising money to fulfill them. Some of the enhancements include: converting outdoor deck areas into weatherized academic spaces, adding windows to classrooms to provide more light and views of wooded areas, adding double glass doors to gain easy access to the outside, and many more enhancements to expand our learning environments.

Day of Reading Email Appeal Suggestions

  • Have the email be from the student (in first person) if possible
  • Use humor to make it fun
  • Include a photo or art (of the student’s) in the letter, if possible
  • Include what the funds will go for at the student’s grade level (learning environments: converting outdoor deck areas into weatherized academic spaces, adding windows to classrooms to provide more light and views of wooded areas, adding double glass doors to gain easy access to the outside, and many more enhancements)
  • Remind donors they can use a credit card through our website
  • Remind donors to direct funds to the student’s name
  • Include the student/child’s name in the subject line, so it catches the eye of the receiver

Example of 6th grade email appeal …

Subject: Gracie has a message for you.
(Be sure the website link is included, so they can simply click the link in your email to donate.)

Dear Grandma,

Please sponsor me to read at my school’s Day of Reading on March 23rd.  The money I raise will be for making our school even more beautiful and in touch with the outdoors.  These enhancements include converting outdoor deck areas into weatherized academic spaces, adding windows to classrooms to provide more light and views of wooded areas, adding double glass doors to gain easy access to the outside, and many more enhancements across the campus.

Day of Reading is the ONLY student fundraiser we have all year at Oak Grove School, so your donation really means a lot.  Won’t you please click on the link below to learn more and make a credit card donation today.  Don’t forget to enter my name as the sponsored student, so you can see my class photo!

Go to: oakgroveschool.org/reading

Thanks so much, I love you!!
Gracie