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Annual Readathon

The 7th Annual SMFC Education Foundation Readathon is happening January 20th - February 3, 2023!  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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Help engage the greater community in supporting a love of reading!
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Donate to your favorite reader on 99Pledges

or check progress on our $100,000 goal.

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.


Minute Tracker "How To" Video:

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


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!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our San Mateo and Foster City Kickoff events! Special shoutout to Principal Estonina, Principal Garriss, Directora Ramirez, Assistant Principal Pason, Principal Rogers-Eilers, Dr. Stephan, Principal Slife, and Foster City Librarian Min-I for sharing your favorite stories with our students and families. Finally, thank you to Librarians Dyan, Mary, Julie and Min-I for supporting our SMFC community and to volunteers Kat, Connie, Marianne, Sajitha, Sonja, Sujata, & Yiwen for your time and passion!

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