Eden Lake begins Olympic Read-A-Thon

Eden Lake Elementary School has begun its third annual Read-A-Thon, “Read. Olympic Style,” which runs Jan. 31 to March 7.

Sponsored by the Eden Lake PTO, the Read-A-Thon will challenge Eden Lake students to read more and different types of books, learn more about countries competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics, work together as a team and help those in need.

Students will engage in weekly “reading challenges” named after Olympic events. They will collect pledges from parents, grandparents, friends, family and neighbors to support Eden Lake’s ImpactLives food packing event on March 14 and the Eden Lake Staff Grant List. Challenges include events like “Cross-Country Skiing” (reading a folktale from another country), “Biathlon” (reading two books by the same author), and “Snowboard Half-Pipe” (reading half of a book with one person, the other half with someone else).

If Eden Lake students satisfy 14,000 challenges during the four week Read-A-Thon, Eden Lake Principal Kip Lynk will skydive from an airplane on March 6. The events will conclude with closing ceremonies on March 7.

For more information, or to donate to Eden Lake’s Read-A-Thon, email the Eden Lake PTO at edenlakepto@gmail.com.

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