February is I love to read month and another Central Elementary  Read-A-Thon is in the books.  Central students raisied more than $15,520.00  in sponsorship dollars! It’s amazing to see so much support from our community, as well as students’ family and friends! 

At the beginning of February, elementary students set a reading goal for themselves and asked family and friends to sponsor them for reaching their reading goals.

Students that had $40.00 or more dollars in sponsorship money received a T-shirt and were able to choose 2 additional small participation prizes. 

Additionally, all students that received sponsorships (in any dollar amount) were entered into a drawing/raffle for larger prizes at eh final event of the read-A Thon on Friday afternoon.  Students earned Raider-themed prizes based on the amount of sponsorships they each collected, including gift certificates to the Central Booster Club.

The Read-a-thon ended on Friday (2/19/22) in a “Read ALL Day” celebration where students wore their pajamas and got cozy reading books, listening to books, and enjoyed literacy activities.

Some of the activities included Guest readers (Mr. Erpenbach, Mrs. Kolstad, and Tricia Leck from Carver County Youth Librarian, to read aloud in classrooms as well as some staff members who participated in “Masked Readers” (they disguised themselves and recorded themselves reading).  Classes also participated in a door decorating activity to showcase their favorite books.  

The day ended with an assembly in the atrium as a celebration of the money collected in sponsorships.  Raffle prizes were also drawn at the assembly.  Raffle winners got to choose from book favorites or book sets.

Grand prizes winners from the raffle received a new Kindle! 

  •  J.J. Boone-Myers and Preston Wulf were the lucky winners of the Kindles.

Another goal from the Read-a-thon was to encourage extra reading.

K-2 classes met their goal of each class reading 2500 minutes outside of school.

3-5 classes met their goal of each class reading 4000 minutes outside of school.

Book Theme Door Decorating Activity: