SAVE THE DATE!
Readathon 2024 will be
Friday, January 19 - Friday, February 2, 2024
The 7th Annual SMFC Education Foundation Readathon is complete!
The Readathon results are in:
Reading Minutes: 1,145,609
Total Dollars Raised: $126,036
Thank you for your support! We've had a great event because of our amazing community.
Funds will go to support important programs like TK-5th grade music, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), as well as staff and student support.
Help engage the greater community in supporting a love of reading!
Top Readers and Top Fundraisers
Asher H &
Amy H &
Natalie S &
Mickey H, Rickey H, & Daria H
Jackson B &
Raaga G &
Urvi G &
Mia T (Ma)
Darian O &
Caleb P &
Jacob O &
Kalea B &
Cordelia W &
KayLynn S &
Athena M &
Elizabeth L &
San Mateo Park:
Oram R &
Juniper B &
PRIZES FOR TOP READERS AND FUNDRAISERS:
Classroom Certificates have been delivered to the schools for Highest Average Reading Minutes and Fundraising levels Platinum ($1,000), Gold ($500), and Silver ($250) (listed below Author bio).
The Top Reader and Top Fundraiser are invited to attend the Readathon Reception featuring children's author, Annie Barrows. These students will receive their certificates at the Reception.
CLASSES WITH THE HIGHEST AVERAGE READING MINUTES:
Audubon: Jennifer Guevara
Bayside Academy: Lisa Ramirez
Baywood: May Chan
Beach Park: Leah Spielmaker
Beresford: Lauren Bottani & Ali Fried
Brewer Island: Vanessa Zelenak
College Park: Tiffany Belzer
Fiesta Gardens: Virginia Paganini-Ortega
Foster City: Andrea Gal
George Hall: Lisa Frankel
Highlands: Cara Gervang
Laurel: Janet Chappell
Lead: Brooke Manion
Meadow Heights: Carrie Attell
North Shoreview Montessori: Kelley Biglin
Parkside Montessori: Natalie Long
San Mateo Park: Vanessa Faulkner
Sunnybrae: Robin York
PIZZA PARTY RESULTS:
Two of the top three classrooms with the highest average reading minutes were from the same school and just four classrooms had over 1,000 average minutes/student. So, we decided to expand the number of classrooms receiving a pizza party to include those with over 1,000 average minutes read per student.
College Park: Tiffany Belzer and Nicole Hiraga's Classes
Lead: Brooke Manion's Class
Highlands: Cara Gervang's Class
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!
Platinum Award ($1,000+):
Jennifer Guevara, Jennifer Lionberger, Anna Lazar, Erin Joseph, Leah Spielmaker, Cindy Je, Lauren Bottani/Ali Fried, Virda Mah, Tiffany Belzer, Tina Ma, Kristy Van Ostrand, Shahfiya Razak, Daniella Martinez, Lisa Frankel, Cara Gervang, Janet Garrett, Jennifer Kawakami, Kelley Biglin, Natalie Long
Gold Award ($500-999):
Candice Duerksen/Christina Roberts, Carol Dobroff, Erin Holmes, Ivana Huie, Crystal Dahl, Katherine Bjorkquist, Lisa Ramirez, Pamela Wessling, Abbie Wishart, Alicia Barrango, Athena Kontonis, Berit Dailey, Laura Poeschl, May Chan, Sarah O, Shealyn Labari, Clarissa Chiu, Karinna Chong, Kate Lim, Ourania Vlahos, Cynthia Buenavista, Loi Murillo, Callie Williams, Jessica Livsey, Kelly Hopkins, Vanessa Zelenak, Chien Chiu, Nicole Hiraga, Pinkey Ng, Tianci Yang, Yaou Liu, Caroline Chinchilla, Catherine Noceda, Virginia Paganini-Ortega, Christine Marchese, Jadelyn Chang, Judie Ngov, Kristl Wong, Margaret Pawlick, Mari Rajamaki, Sandra Shorago, Steven DeMartini, Adesola Seligman, Alysha Gillman, Amy Wong, Doris Yoon, Emma Senf, Jackson Devoto, Katherine Pratt, Kerry Kelly, Pamela Yee, Rhea Binene, Wendy Tam, Courtney Krueger, Joan Anderson Radsliff, John Perry, Nicolette Zamora, Robert Jarrett, Stephanie Moran/Shelli Fernandez, Elisabeth Glikbarg, Hannah Schmidt, Carrie Attell, Danielle Dallmann, Kristin LaCarrubba, Dena Heinze, Tamara Taylor, Gina Moreno, Janet Chen, Lilith Sanders, Suranjana Majumdar, Laura Kerkhoff, Vanessa Faulkner, Jessica Laura, Ryan Murray
Silver Award ($250-499):
Brittany Foy, Emma Otsuji, Gina Lovelady, Jennifer Flores, Jill Lang, Mary Lynagh, Rebekah Wyman, Shelly Wolf, Jeannette Aquino, Susana Tachna, Antonia Fanourgiakis, Kirsten Sprague, Laura Cornwell, Laura Dougherty, Stephanie Sardella, Lori Brogdon, Rosanne Wong, Lauren Walter, Brian DeGross, Bron Hantzis, Claire Cremers, Cynthia Aarons, Deborah Port, Lisa Fahey, Esther Chau, Hsiang-ling Ho, Judylynn Gouveia-Pencek, Li-Chuan Chang, Meredith Yeh, Nancy Young, Karin Shaver, Leticia Navarro, Patricia Flamenco, Patricia Ruiz Lopez, Raquel Figueroa, Sandra Gonzalez, Shirley Casco, Stephanie Konstan, Andrea Gal, Jean Han, Miriam Culjak, Tania Riss, Tara Dixon, Wendy Gilbert, Winnie Law, Christine Rauch, Erin Kelley, Richard Harden, Bernadette Christensen, Christie Leonardini/Laura Laguna, Erin Murray, Jacqueline Parrish, Lisa Hamor, Stephanie McClymond, Terri Fayer/Erin Keating, Angela Quillen, Corinne Kepp, Janet Chappell, Olivia Kush, Andrea Quinn, Brooke Manion, Elisabeth Hawkins, Grace Poon, Karla Tronco, Stella Kunz, Daisy Nishitani, Meagan Murch, Brett Breon, Christina Crisostomo, Lisa Holewa, Marjory Matsuda, Megan Freeman, Nirupama Griddaluru, Wendy Derish, Jeanne Alvarado, Kelly Dickinson, Patrick Manyak, Amy Esposto, Gabriel Alegre, Shannon Herkert, Suzanne Deardorff, Zahra Nadeem
Thank you Guest Readers: Principal Estonina, Principal Garriss, Directora Ramirez, Assistant Principal Pason, Principal Rogers-Eilers, Dr. Stephan, Principal Slife, and Foster City Librarian Min-I. Thank you to San Mateo Librarians Dyan, Mary, and Foster City Librarians Julie and Min-I for supporting our SMFC community.