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Day of Reading
OUR ANNUAL STUDENT FUNDRAISER
Kicks off Wednesday, February 15, and culminates on Friday, March 3 — the actual Day of Reading.
DONATE HERE: oakgroveschool.org/reading/
On Wednesday, February 15, 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 for a day spent exploring the magic of words and pictures. Before then, each of our students is asked to request that their aunts, uncles, grandparents, family friends, and neighbors sponsor them to read (or be read to) on March 3, 2023.
Fundraising officially began on Wednesday, February 15, and continues until March 3. Students (and parents) get sponsors in two ways:
- The sponsorship webpage: oakgroveschool.org/reading/
Click on a students grade level and fill out the form
- Directly, with one-on-one requests (like we did with candy sales or walkathons when we were kids). Each student will be given an orange-colored sponsorship envelope after the Day of Reading Launch.
Day of Reading is an 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: 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 goals
With the $40,000 goal for proceeds raised by our students, the plan is to support STEAM throughout campus including large outdoor building blocks and building materials (ramps, tubes, etc…) and outdoor art spaces for our youngest students. For our elementary and middle school, they’ll be raising funds for field trips, technology upgrades and classroom upgrades. For High School, students have identified a need for supplies for our newly renovated Science Lab, robotics equipment for our Coding elective, art and creativity supplies for the HS Pastoral Care Time, and additional loaner laptops for the HS students.
They also chose to give funds to MESA, a local organization that provides transitional housing and wellness services for young adults, aged 18-24, who are at risk of homelessness or who are already experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.