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Annual Readathon

The 8th Annual SMFC Education Foundation Readathon is happening January 19th - February 2nd, 2024! ALL students in PreK-8th grade are invited to participate.

Join us to "Read Together" as a district and raise funds for important programs like music, STEAM education, as well as staff and student support.

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Readathon Prizes

Preschool Classroom Prizes:

Every Preschool classroom with students registered will receive a book from either Author Margaret Chiu Greanias or

Author Vicky Fang.

Middle School Student Individual Prizes:

All 6th-8th graders who participate will be entered into an online raffle for

Apple AirPods! Earn up to 4 online raffle tickets for completing these tasks: 

1 raffle ticket for Registering

+ 1 raffle ticket for Reaching Out with at least

three email/text donation requests

+ 1 raffle ticket for Reading and Recording at least 500 minutes

+ 1 raffle ticket for Raising at least $25

2024 Readathon MS Reward

Teacher Prizes

(Preschool - 5th grade*):

Teachers who record minutes for their students by Friday, January 26 will be entered into a raffle for a Reading Bug

gift card for their classroom library.

(* Includes Parkside 6th grade teachers)

Elementary School Grand Prizes:

The school with the highest average reading minutes will receive an

author assembly by Vicky Fang and the Golden Book Trophy!

The school with the highest participation in fundraising (not total

monies earned) will receive an author assembly by Margaret Chiu Greanias!

Elementary Classroom Prizes:

The classroom at each elementary school with the highest average reading minutes will receive an extra recess! 

(Note: Parkside will have a different event)

Individual Student Prizes

(Preschool - 5th grade*):

Earn online raffle tickets for a Reading Bug or Barnes & Noble gift card:

  • 1 raffle ticket for Registering by Monday, January 22.

  • 1 raffle ticket for sending 3 email/text donation requests by Friday, January 26.

(* Includes Parkside 6th graders)


Margaret Greanias is a children’s book author who writes books to delight children, including MAXIMILLIAN VILLAINOUS (Running Press Kids, 2018), AMAH FARAWAY (Bloomsbury Kids, 2022), HOOKED ON BOOKS (Peachtree Publishing, 2023), and HOW THIS BOOK GOT RED (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2023). The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three children, and a fluffle of dust bunnies. Learn more at


Vicky Fang is the author of the Layla and the Bots chapter books series, the Best Buddies early reader series, the I Can Code board book series, and the picture book Invent-a-Pet. She is the author-illustrator of Friendbots, AlphaBot, and the forthcoming Ava Lin and One Mad Cat series. A former Google product designer, she now writes and illustrates children’s books full-time. Vicky Fang lives in California. You can learn more at

Thank you to everyone who attended our San Mateo & Foster City Readathon Kickoff events! A special shoutout to San Mateo Principals: Director Robles, Principal Chin, Principal Delahunt, & Principal Estonina, and Foster City Principals: Principal Garriss, Principal Goll, and Principal Stephan for sharing their favorite stories with our students and families. Much gratitude to Librarians Heather, Kate, Madison, Mary, and Min-I and our volunteers for sharing their time and love for reading with our SMFC community.​

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Promoting Equity through our

SMFC Education Foundation

2024 Readathon

Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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