Dear Grade One parents,
Our annual “Read to Feed” fundraising event is about to begin. For the last several years, we have been working closely with the Heifer International non-profit organization to help raise the standard of living for many families in our community.
For more information on Heifer International check out: http://www.heifer.org
“Read to Feed” was developed to promote literacy while giving students a way to set off a chain of positive change around the world. Children ask reading sponsors to help them raise money to buy gifts of livestock for impoverished families. Our IST donations go directly to the Tanzanian branch of Heifer. Heifer provides a “living loan” of an animal and the training to take care of it. Each family that is given a “living loan” repays the loan by passing on one or more of their gift animal’s offspring to another family in need….and so on.
You as parents can help by simply helping our children find reading sponsors and by encouraging nightly reading.
Be on the lookout for this year’s visitor, last year we had our friend Mrs. Goat helping us- but this year? Take a guess!
Dates to be on the lookout for:
- Week of January 24-28 students will be bringing home sponsor sheets
- Week of February 1-4 Students find reading sponsors
- Weeks of February 7th– 25th students read nightly for Read to Feed
- Week of March 1-4 Donations collected
If you have any questions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or my classroom is room 40.
More information next week!
Some classes will also be completing a genre BINGO. Children have to read various genres (fiction, non-fiction, certain authors) during the Read to Feed weeks. Parents sign off the books that are read. The goal is to complete the BINGO before Read to Feed is finished. Please assist your child in finding the correct books for this activity.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.