2022 summer read-a-thon


Welcome to the first interdistrict Quad-School Read-a-Thon! Participating schools — Wildwood, Beach, Havens, and Bridges Academy at Melrose — are joining efforts to promote literacy, reading and summer fun for all!


This year's Read-a-Thon will run through August 23, 2022.


Registration is now open!


Money raised by readers at Wildwood and other elementary schools will go toward support for Bridges Academy, an OUSD school in the Lockwood Garden neighborhood educating more than 400 students in TK-5th grades.


At Bridges, many of its students are “the firsts” — the first in their families to have consistent access to formal schooling, to finish elementary, middle, high school and/or college and to attend school in the United States. Money raised in this year's Read-a-Thon will go toward the purchase of much-needed classroom supplies and support its school events.


We are excited to support all students along their journeys to their fullest potential as lifelong readers and learners!


We're using the web-based fundraising system Pledgestar, a user-friendly tool for family and friends to pledge and donate. You’ll get notified each time a pledge is made, and can track your progress online. (All students are encouraged to track their summer reading on Pledgestar, even if they're not fundraising.)


All participants will be eligible to win prizes for most minutes read and funds raised.


All Kindergarten-4th graders at Bridges Academy are receiving a summer packet that includes a summer journal with instructions and reading log, as well as a rainbow pencil, glue stick and stickers for recording, decorating and creating in the journal. Students that turn in their summer journals at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year are entered into a drawing for gift cards, toys and books. A student can also win if she/he/they fill the journal with their own writing, art and creativity!

READER RESOURCES

- the Wildwood Library has links to ebooks, audiobooks and more. More than 430 electronic books and 1,200 audiobooks are available in our catalog and here are some past Summer reading recommendations from our tri-school librarians.

- Epic, Trueflix or TumbleBooks

- Oakland Public Library ebooks are also available using Libby or Hoopla.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Using your computer's browser:

  • Go to http://pledgestar.com/wildwood

  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register Reader(s) and add family and friends


Using your Android or Apple phone or tablet:

  • Go to the Apple App Store on IOS or the Amazon App Store on Android and search for "PledgeStar" to download the Family App, or go to https://pledgestar.com/wildwood/downloadapp.html

  • On the home screen enter your event code: “wildwood” to locate your event

  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register Reader(s) and add family and friends


When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.

Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.

Questions? Email wildwoodparentsclub@gmail.com.


The Read-a-Thon is a great tool to help our students keep reading skills tuned over the summer break. It's also an awesome way to support education and foster community. We're excited to do it again this summer!


Happy Reading!

Print out this bookmark and have your child color a square each time they read! There are 100 boxes in each "READ!"

Print out and have your child use this easy reading log to keep track of their reading minutes.