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Great things happen when you read!
This Read-A-Thon event will take the students of l'École Seaforth Elementary School on an incredible journey of discovery across Canada, inspire a love of reading, awaken their imagination, build their confidence and enhance their reading skills. Help this school get off to a quick start by contributing right away. Contributions made by friends and family will motivate the wonderful students of this amazing school to power their way through their virtual adventure and build skills to last a lifetime.
CAN THE STUDENTS OF L'ÉCOLE SEAFORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL READ ACROSS CANADA UNTIL MAY 13th?
Read-A-Thon Event Dates: Monday, May 2nd, 2022 to Friday, May 13th, 2022
To find out if they've completed the challenge, subscribe to this campaign and you will receive updates throughout the event!
How to help?
STEP 1: CONTRIBUTE!
From Monday, May 2nd, 2022 to Friday,
May 13th, 2022
Step #1: Click on the "CONTRIBUTE" button above (if you contribute more than $10,
you will get access to Mind Growth Education's Digital Sponsor
Coupon Sheet as a thank you gift!)
Step #2: Attribute your contribution - Click on a division number to attribute to a specific class, if not, it'll contribute to the whole school.
Step #3: Under "Your Message", please write an encouraging little note to the student (if you wish).
STEP 2: SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!
From Monday, May 2nd, 2022 to Friday,
May 13th, 2022
Once you have contributed, please help by getting the word out to your friends and family and tell everyone about this "Read-A-Thon" Fundraising event. Ask them to support this school by making a contribution!
Reading across Canada
Starting on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 to Friday, May
, the students at l'École Seaforth Elementary School will
start a virtual, cross-Canada road trip via an innovative program from
Mind Growth Education to complete their reading challenge.
Their daily reading sessions will take them on a storybook adventure across this great country, building more reading skills while exposing them to all sorts of fun and educational facts about Canada
Will they be able to complete the
challenge by May 13th, 2022? Stay tuned to find out!
After completing this Read-A-Thon event,
participants will have had over 200-1,000 additional minutes of
reading and planted 4 real trees in Canada (if they've completed the
whole reading challenge)!
GREAT NEWS! We’ve partnered with One Tree Planted #onetreeplanted . One Tree Planted will plant a tree for every 25% of the reading challenge a class completes along their "Read Across Canada" reading adventure route. There’s no extra work or cost for the student/families — Just make sure you keep reading! #greatthingshappenwhenyouread
How will the funds be used?
85% of the net funds collected by this
Read-A-Thon will contribute to Seaforth’s new playground/outdoor
space planned to be revealed in time for Seaforth’s 100 year anniversary!
The remaining 15% goes towards Mind Growth Education to help
cover costs such as subscription cost, certificates of achievement,
administrative fee + the Paypal or Stripe payment processing fees
and transaction costs.
Friends and family -
Let's show we are a community that cares about this school!
See "Fundraisers" below to contribute to a specific division or contribute to the whole school!
Thank you for your support!
HAPPY 100th ANNIVERSARY ÉCOLE SEAFORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!
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About Seaforth Elementary School
At Seaforth Elementary School, our mission is to provide a happy, safe, supportive and challenging learning environment where our children learn to become compassionate citizens able to contribute in a global community.
Source: Seaforth Elementary School, https://seaforth.burnabyschools.ca/mission-statement/,
December 19th, 2021.
FAQs (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
We’ve tried to answer many common questions below, but if you need additional help, please get in touch with your Mind Growth Education representative, Isabelle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How does your reading log programs work?
A: Participants record the number of minutes they’ve read in class or at home on a daily basis by signing into their Mind Growth Education account. The program automatically converts their minutes into kilometres and advances their avatar on a virtual adventure across Canada through various towns and cities to form a route that spans from Victoria, BC to through every province in the lower part of Canada, and back again, through the higher part of Canada, which ends in Whitehorse, Yukon. Every time a participant arrives at one of the major points on their adventure, a little blurb pops up with educational facts about that city or town. The participants also get to earn badges and get printable worksheets as they progress on their reading journey. (Please note: For every 20 minutes, you will travel 240 kilometres on the adventure map).
Q: What if a participant reads across Canada before the event
A: Keep on logging in those minutes! The challenge will then be "How many times could you read across Canada until May 13th, 2022?" - You could say something like "Now that you've read across Canada once, can you do it twice by the end of the event?". The record so far is 3 by a grade 7 student from Nanaimo, BC.
Q: Can my French Immersion students do the reading log program
A: Yes, our reading log program is available in both French and English at any point within the platform. Just click on the "EN/FR" icon in the top right corner of the platform and it will switch from English to French or French to English.
Q: What if a participant or one of the families needs help
(i.e. cannot remember his/her username and/or password). What to do?
A: Just email me, Isabelle, your Mind Growth Education representative, with your question(s) and I'll be happy to help.
Q: My child cannot log into their reading log account?
A: There are a few things we'd like for you to try:
1) Make sure you are entering the correct spelling of your login credentials. (i.e. lowercase and not uppercase, "t" and not "+", etc.)
2) It might be your browser, try logging in on a different browser. To use Mind Growth Education’s features and benefits from your computer, you need the most up-to-date version of your web browser. For the best experience, update your browser or switch to another one. Mind Growth Education supports Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, Safari, and Opera.
3) If both of these recommendations do not work, please email, Isabelle, your Mind Growth Education representative, with your question(s) and she’ll be happy to help.
Q: Can my PAC collect offline funds?
A: Using our online fundraising platform allows you to avoid having to handle and manage cash. However, if the person is not able to give online, many PACs have accepted cash or cheques and then personally contribute the exact amount online afterwards. Contribute here: https://fundrazr.com/seaforthreadathon
Q: Do the contributors get tax receipts?
A: Unfortunately, no. Contributions made to a personal fundraiser, rather than a charity fundraiser, are generally considered to be personal gifts and are not guaranteed to be tax-deductible. But, you can always check with a tax professional to be sure. You will not be issued a tax receipt from FundRazr nor Mind Growth Education. That being said, contributors do receive access to our digital coupon sheet with great savings on awesome stuff (kid & adult books, candles, soaps, bath bubbles, digital reading log program, etc.) as a thank you gift for any contribution $10 or more.
Q: How do I view our school’s online fundraising efforts?
A: Go to your Master Campaign page where you will be able to see your school's online fundraising efforts (https://fundrazr.com/seaforthreadathon).
Q: How do I make an online contribution?
A: Step #1: Go to the following link: https://fundrazr.com/seaforthreadathon. Step #2: Click on the "CONTRIBUTE" button. Easy as that!
Q: Where do our contributions go?
A: 85% of the net funds raised by this Read-A-Thon will help fund a new playground and related playground equipment. The remaining 15% goes towards Mind Growth Education to help cover costs such as subscription cost, certificates of achievement, administrative fee + the Paypal or Stripe payment processing fees and transaction costs.
* Thank you prizes
Q: What will our school or participants receive from Mind Growth Education for participating in this Read-A-Thon event?
A: Each class will receive a certificate of achievement. Your school will also receive a certificate stating how many trees you have collectively planted during your event! Your PAC might have organized prizes also, so please consult with Irene Libby from the PAC for more information.
Happy reading, happy fundraising and thank you to those who are supporting this event! :)
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