We're excited to announce our first Read-A-Thon fundraiser:
Read-A-Thon is a fun program that brings students together with friends and family
to encourage reading and building literacy skills, while raising money for our school

 

 

Thank you for participating in our first Read-A-Thon!

Hillside students logged almost 195,000 minutes over 12 days!

Click HERE to see a full list of our TOP HILLSIDE READERS! 

Children may choose prize rewards no later than Monday, 3/22.

Hybrid/Daily in person students will have their rewards distributed in school by their teacher the beginning of April.

Virtual parents can pick up their childrens rewards outside in front of Hillside (exact dates/times will be announced soon) 

For those who wish to opt out of rewards, you may donate ALL (but not less than all) your kid(s)prizes form the rewards store to Hillside Elementary School. 

Please order your rewards. Then send an email to closterreadathon@gmail.com to let us know that they will be donated. (Kindly include your childs full name, grade, and teachers name)

List of donated rewards accepted:

Pencils

Erasers

Colored pencils/markers/pens

Rulers

Correction tape

Paper clips

Watercolor paints

Math measuring set

Calculator

Earbuds

 



Did you miss our HNN guest reader videos? Check them ALL out below. Click on the name to watch the FULL video! 

Monday 3/1 - Kea Peahu - Star of Netflix 'Finding Ohana' and Disney Channels 'Bizaardvark'

Tuesday 3/2 - Closter Mayor John Glidden

Wednesday 3/3 - Closter Police Officer Justin Krapels 

Thursday3/4 - Hillside Elementary School Prinicipal Dianne Smith

Friday 3/5 - Closter Nature Center Director Marc Gussen

Monday 3/8 - Closter Police Lieutenant James Buccola

Tuesday 3/9 - Closter Schools Superintendant Vincent McHale

Wednesday 3/10 - Hillside Parent Justin Grindley

Thursday 3/11 - Closter EMS Captain Ross Herbert

Friday 3/12 - Hillside Librarian Miss Klink

 


 

FAQ's about Read-A-Thon

 

What are some incentives for the kids?

Children can earn fun prizes and local rewards for reading. 15% of money raised can be used to "purchase" items in the Read-A-Thon store.

Choose prize rewards no later than Monday, 3/22. Hybrid/Daily students will have their rewards distributed in school by their teacher the beginning of April. Virtual parents can pick up their childrens rewards outside in front of Hillside (exact dates/times will be announced soon) 

Prizes for children and classes who read and raise the most money include: "No Homework" pass, virtual lunch with the principal, Flavor Labs cooking class, STEAM-To-Go art kit, Bareburger, Chipotle, Mochinut gift cards, and much MORE!!!!  

For example, if your child raises $100, he/she will have $15 to spend in the rewards store. The last day to order prizes is 3/22. Check out the sample prize store HERE 

Sample rewards store items include the following: 

When and how do children receive their rewards and prizes?

Choose prize rewards online no later than Monday, 3/22.

Hybrid/Daily students -  rewards will be distributed in school by their teacher the beginning of April.

Virtual students - rewards will be distributed outside in front of Hillside (exact dates/times will be announced soon) 

 

Keep Reading! What are some digital reading resources you can use?

Closter Public Library - request books online & safely pickup doorside

Class Link has multiple digital reading resources including:

Alexandria
Brainpop
Bookflix
Storyline Online
Pebble Go
World Almanac For Kids
World Book for Kids
PK Earth and Space, Life Science, Physical Science
EPIC 
Reading A to Z (RAZ Kids)

Why are we doing a Read-a-thon?

This is a fantastic way for our school community to come together, get our kids excited about reading, and raise money for our school
Many schools in our area have held very successful Read-a-thons

As you may know, the Closter PTO supports many of the wonderful programs our children benefit from throughout the year.
Due to Covid-19 we were unable to hold many of our traditional events. This is a great way to support our school in a safe and fun way

 

Any questions?
Please contact the Read-a-thon Co-Chairs: Jill Lim-Jantrasami & Jill Herling
closterreadathon@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 




    



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