Maratón de Lectura 2020
¡Vamos por el Oro! | Go for the Gold!
October is here and that means it is time for Maratón de Lectura, Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion’s reading marathon! This year’s reading goal is set at 1,000,000 minutes! If students reach this goal we have something exciting planned that will be announced at our virtual event in November.
The purpose of this event is to help students develop their reading skills while raising money to support our school. This month-long event is the PTO’s MAIN fundraiser, funding approximately 75% of the PTO’s budget! Every dollar raised during Maratón de Lectura will go directly back into our school, benefitting our staff, students, families and facilities. Last year, EHSI students read 1,021,910 minutes and raised over $40,000 for our school!
In recent years, money raised by Maratón de Lectura has helped our school in the following ways:
- Teacher grants for classroom needs
- Staff Appreciation events and meals
- Teacher reimbursements for supplies
- PBIS incentives and rewards
- Building improvements and new playground equipment
- Family events and cultural celebrations such as: Family Fun Night, El Día de los Muertos, Spring
- Dance Festival, STEM Night
- Angel Fund
- Student events: Field Days, Kindness Retreat, 6th Grade Send-Off
Important Dates to Remember
Thursday, Oct. 1: Maratόn de Lectura begins!
Students start reading and tracking minutes
Wednesday, Oct. 7: Spirit Day: EHSI Spirit Day
Wear red, white and black clothing, EHSI or Eden Prairie spirit wear
Tuesday, Oct. 13: Spirit Day: Sports Day
Represent your team by wearing a jersey, athletic attire or your team’s colors
Wednesday, Oct. 21: Spirit Day: Unity Day
Unite in kindness and acceptance to stand together against bullying – wear orange
Tuesday, Oct. 27: Spirit Day: Reading Rainbow Day
Each grade level wears a different color:
Kinder = Red
1st = Orange
2nd = Yellow
3rd = Green
4th = Light Blue
5th = Dark Blue
6th = Purple
Saturday, Oct. 31: Maratón de Lectura ends!
Friday, Nov. 6: Pledges and Reading Logs are due
Friday, Nov 13: Maratón de Lectura Virtual Celebration (*Date subject to change)