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Read a Thon!

Happy February... Finally! 

With a cold snap in store, it seems like there is no better time than to curl up with a book and hot chocolate so why not get rewarded for something that can be so enjoyable!! Reading can become work if it is presented to kids in structured ways that interrupt fluency and enjoyment. I believe that to encourage lifelong literacy learners we must present books to children in ways that appeal to them. Encourage your children to read in unique magical environments like a dark room with a flashlight or maybe a inside of a blanket fort! One of my favourite quotes by Novelist and screenwriter William Nicholson,

                    "We also read for the same reason we swim in the ocean, run across a field, or splash in mud puddles: It feels good."

Soo... 

Welcome to the WESTMOUNT SCHOOL READ-A-THON!

In order to raise money for our school, we are asking you to seek pledges for all of your reading efforts for the month of February.  Along the way, you can also collect Calgary Flames Trading Cards every 50 minutes of reading!  

BIG PRIZES FOR THE TOP FUNDRAISERS in Div 1, 2 and 3!

You could win TWO Calgary FLAMES TICKETS!

OR

You could win LUNCH and SOME PRINCIPAL FUN with MRS. GLAICAR!

OR

You could win LUNCH and SOME VICE-PRINCIPAL FUN with the MS. SWANSON!

OR

You could win $200 in Gift cards to YOUR CHOICE OF VENUE!

And K-6 kids: Have you ever wished you could tell the teacher what the class will do?  

Top Classroom fundraiser wins: TEACHER FOR THE AFTERNOON!!!!!!

GET READING AND START FUNDRAISING!  All pledges and forms are due back to your classroom teacher on MONDAY, MARCH 5. (Any late submissions will unfortunately not be part of the fundraising prizes)

**Please check your pledge forms for further details***

Need a little more encouragement...? 

The Calgary Flames will choose 2 schools that are top readers to visit!!! HELLOOOOO!!!