Parents and Students Get Help Here
Day of Reading
OUR ANNUAL STUDENT FUNDRAISER
Kicked off Tuesday, March 3, with a school-wide walking parade
and culminated remotely on Friday, March 20 — the actual Day of Reading.
PAGE FOR SPONSORS TO DONATE https://oakgroveschool.org/reading/
On Friday, March 20, all Oak Grove students, faculty, staff, and participating parents planned to come to school in their jammies, along with a favorite stuffed toy and a treasured book. Older students would be paired with a buddy in the younger grades, for a day spent exploring the magic of words and pictures. Before then, each of our students was asked to request that their aunts, uncles, grandparents, and neighbors sponsor them to read (or be read to) on March 20, 2020.
Because of school closure and sheltering at home due to COVID-19, this day was changed to a reading day at home with families.
Fundraising officially began on Tuesday, March 3, and continued until March 20. Students (and parents) get sponsors in two ways:
- The sponsorship webpage: oakgroveschool.org/reading/
Just type in the student’s name and complete the form.
- Directly, with one-on-one requests (like we did with candy sales or walkathons when we were kids). Each student was given a citrus-colored sponsorship envelope after the Day of Reading Launch Assembly.
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, stone Pavilion seating, and much, much more.
This year’s Day of Reading is different in a big way! With the $40,000 goal for proceeds raised by our students, the plan is to fund friendship benches and gardens, cooperative play and leisure equipment (outdoor leisure game sets, multi-sensory installations, etc.), a speaker series on Allyship and Equity, a butterfly garden, and many other innovative ideas. Additionally, we will donate 15% of the funds to Pacific Pride Foundation, a LGBTQ+ advocacy group.
The goal is to raise a total of $40,000.