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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.

Thank you for your support! We've had a great event because of our amazing community.


Minutes Read - 1,088,869*

Donations - $125,321**

* We are in the process of collecting paper reading logs so this number will be higher

**This number includes per minute donations based on 500 minutes read, so the actual number may differ.

Final results will be posted as soon as all items are received and entered. Thank you for your support!!!

Thank you for participating! The minute tracker and pledge pages are now closed.

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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!

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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