Riverview Read-a-thon kicks off

Riverview Charter School launched its second annual Read-a-thon and dedicated the month of September to reading. Students will track their daily reading — at home and at school — with a school-wide goal to read 450,000 minutes during the month of September.
In order to make the Read-a-thon a huge success, we need your help.
Riverview students are each seeking sponsors to support them in their reading. Sponsors can pledge money per minute read, or simply make a one-time donation in support of a particular student. All funds raised through the Read-a-thon are being used to purchase books for Riverview’s classrooms as well as additional guided reading titles for the school’s Reading Room.
Riverview is seeking “Mystery Readers” to read to students in their classrooms. Students love to have grandparents, parents, siblings, neighbors, authors, and community leaders visit the classrooms to share their favorite books (or a portion thereof). If you are willing to read to a classroom, please call or email Marsha Williams (843.379.0123 ext.1, or mwilliams@riverviewcharterschool.org) so we can schedule a time for your visit. Please, be sure to bring a copy of your favorite book to share.
Additionally, a portion of the Read-a-thon proceeds will be donated to Room to Read (www.RoomToRead.org), a non-profit organization that partners with communities throughout the developing world to provide books, education and new classrooms for children. Did you know that almost 800 million people in the world cannot read or write? During the Read-a-thon, Riverview students will spend time discussing this issue and get a better understanding of the importance of literacy throughout the world.
During the week of September 19, Riverview will be hosting a Used Book Drive, with all of the books being donated to Better World Books (www.betterworldbooks.com) in support of Room to Read. Additional information about the book drive will be sent out later this month, so please be on the lookout as to when and where to donate your family’s used books.

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