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Annual Readathon

The 7th Annual SMFC Education Foundation Readathon is happening January 20th - February 3, 2023! Family Letters went home in your student's homework folder the week of January 9th. All students in TK-5th grade are invited to participate in the Readathon, as well as 6th grade students in multi-age classrooms.

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KICKOFF EVENTS with Principals, friends and special guests:

  • Friday, January 20th, 6:30-8:00pm at the San Mateo Main Public Library (Wear PJs!)

  • Saturday, January 21st, 2:00-3:00pm at the Foster City Public Library with an appearance by Lyle Lyle Crocodile

We will "Read Together" as a district and raise funds for important programs like TK-5th grade music, STEAM education, as well as staff and student support.


Watch this video to learn more about how to participate in the Readathon.

Minute Tracker "How To" Video:


Click below for Readathon Bingo. 



The top reader and the top fundraiser from each school will be invited to the Readathon Reception with Annie Barrows, the local and New York Times best selling author of Ivy + Bean, Iggy and more who will share her story and read one of her books. You’ll also get a signed copy! 

Annie has also written a number of other titles for children, including mid-grade novels and several picture books. Her latest children’s series, featuring a nine-year-old kid named Iggy who never met an impulse he didn’t like, began in 2020 with The Best of Iggy.

Annie also writes for adults. She was co-author, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (also made into a Netflix movie). Annie lives in Northern California with her family and whatever it is that’s living under the shed in her backyard!


The 3 classrooms with the highest average minutes read out of all classrooms in the district will receive a pizza party to celebrate!

If you did not receive a Family Letter, the links to the Spanish and English letters are below.

Haven't received your 99Pledges links?

1) Check the email you use for ParentSquare (and the junk folder)

for an email from "Elizabeth Colglazier and Marilynn Kaplan"

2) The date of the email is Jan. 14

3) Minute Tracker and Pledge links will be in this email

If you cannot find the email, please use the button below.

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