It’s time for Linden’s annual Read-A-Thon!
The Read-A-Thon is the Pittsburgh Linden PTA’s big spring fundraiser, with additional goals of instilling good reading habits in our children and fostering school community. Just like a walk-a-thon participant collects pledges for every mile walked, our students are asked to collect pledges for every minute spent reading during the Read-A-Thon.
Your participation is essential for the Read-A-Thon to succeed! Encourage your children to read every night and to ask your family member and friends to sponsor them. Students should try to read or be read to for at least 30 minutes a day.
Friday, April 8th-Monday April 25th: This week you will receive a log to keep track of your child’s daily minutes. The log must be initialed by you or your child’s teacher to be accepted by the PTA trackers. To keep individual reading times fair, if your child is able to find time to read individually during the school day, we ask you to limit the number of minutes you log with your child to 1.5 hours per day during school hours (between 9 and 4 pm).
The PTA will provide prizes for the top three classrooms:
1st Place- Pizza party
2nd Place- Popcorn party
3rd Place- Extra recess
The top reader and fundraiser will win a Kindle reader.
The 2nd & 3rd place winners will win gift cards to Barnes & Noble
We will also be awarding a prize to the reader with the most improvement over last year’s Read-a-thon. Also, EVERYONE that reads over 99 minutes will be entered into a raffle to win a prize (only one winner).
Friday, April 8th: Read-A-Thon KICKS OFF at Linden’s Morning Meeting. Your child will receive a free book from the PTA.
Friday, April 22th, 6-8:30 PM: PASSPORT TO READING NIGHT. This fun filled event celebrates reading around the world and is also the PTA’s biggest fundraiser, with a basket raffle and a silent auction.
Monday, April 25th: Read-A-Thon ends! This is the last day for students to turn in their reading logs.
All members of the Linden community are invited to our monthly meetings!
This month’s meetings will be held Tuesday, February 23rd:
- PSCC (Parent School Community Council) starts at 5:00 PM (Room 204)
- PTA starts at 6:00 PM (Room 204)
Free childcare and dinner are available in the Art Room during both meetings.
We hope to see you there!
Clear here for the January 2016 installment of The Principal’s Corner! This month’s topics include:
- Honor Roll & High Honor Roll + Student of the Month
- SEE Update
- January’s Book of the Month (look for it outside of the main office, too)
While you’re switching out summer and fall clothes for winter gear, don’t throw away those too-small sweaters!
Donate your gently used sweaters–look for our sweater collection bin just outside Linden’s main office–and then turn in this form to be entered into a drawing to win a FREE day pass for a family of 4 to the Children’s Museum!
Thank you for your generosity each and every season!
Parents and Families,
Did you know Pittsburgh Linden was one of only 50 PTAs across the country selected to receive Kindle e-readers from National PTA and Amazon?
As part of this exciting program, we are hosting a PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle event during Tuesday’s Curriculum Night. During the event, families will visit stations and participate in fun, interactive activities that highlight and reinforce core skills of literacy—phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary—using both physical books and Kindle e-books. Families will also hear from their children’s teachers about school curriculum.
PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a national program that is designed to help children become better readers and foster a love of literature through a set of fun, educational games and activities that engage the whole family. The program empowers schools with resources to host PTA Family Reading Experience events as well as features resources families can use at home to support their children’s learning.
As part of the program, Pittsburgh Linden PTA was awarded a classroom of Kindle e-readers (20) for family engagement and literacy efforts. E-readers are a powerful tool to engage children in reading by making it more interactive and making it possible for children to have a large collection of books in the palms of their hands.
Research shows that engaging children and their families in reading increases the amount of learning children take away from a book. Research also shows that when families read together, children do better in school and beyond. Family engagement and early literacy skills are two critical factors that determine children’s success.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
725 S. Linden Ave.
Pgh, PA 15208
Derek Fuchs, DFuchs1@pghboe.net
PTA® comprises of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.