Parents and Students get help here

Day of Reading
OUR ANNUAL STUDENT FUNDRAISER
Kicked off Monday, March 4, with a school-wide walking parade
and culminates on Friday, March 22 – the actual Day of Reading

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

WHEN
On Friday, March 22, 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 22, 2019.

HOW
Fundraising officially begins on Monday, March 4, and continues until March 22. Students (and parents) can get sponsors in two ways:

  1. The sponsorship webpage: 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 was given a fuschia-colored sponsorship envelope at the Day of Reading Launch Assembly.

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 is different in a big way! Fifty percent of the funds will go toward Old MacDonald’s organic gardening program in coordination with the Hot Lunch program. The other 50% will be shared with “Food for Thought,” an Ojai-based organization dedicated to providing education and healthful food options within the Ojai Unified School District. Read about their wonderful program here.

We are aiming to raise a total of $40,000.

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 the information that 50% of the funds will go for “Old MacDonald’s” organic gardening program in coordination with the Hot Lunch program. The other 50% will be shared with “Food for Thought,” an Ojai-based organization dedicated to providing education and healthful food options within the Ojai Unified School District
  • 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 22nd.  Fifty percent of the money I raise will be used to support “Old MacDonald’s” organic gardening program in coordination with the Hot Lunch program, which will benefit the students. The other 50% will be given to “Food for Thought,” an Ojai-based organization dedicated to providing education and healthful food options within the Ojai Unified School District. Read about their wonderful program here.

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