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BCE Read-a-thon starts January 30!
Posted 1/24/23

The BCE Read-a-thon promotes literacy and a lifelong love of reading while raising much-needed funds for our Burlingame public schools. Students read and log their minutes to win prizes while their parents, friends, and family show their support with a sponsoring donation of any amount.

Student Prizes: 

All students are eligible for Read-a-thon prizes, including an iPad drawing at each school!

Teacher Prize (New This Year!): 

$50 Amazon Gift Card: Each teacher has a chance to win one of eleven $50 Amazon gift cards by submitting a video of themselves reading aloud. 


Important Dates


Start selecting books, have your child create a personal fundraising page, and set a fundraising goal. All donations now through February 5 count!

January 29

Attend the Read-a-thon kickoff event at the Burlingame Public Library (main branch), between 1-3pm.

January 30 - February 3

Read! Read! Read!

Starting on January 30, go to the minute tracker, register your child, and enter his or her minutes read each day. Note: Your child only needs to register once. Choose books that your children love - from comics to classics and poetry to blogs - they are not being assessed, it's all about reading for fun, building a love of reading, and supporting Burlingame schools.

February 5

Last day to enter minutes into the minute tracker and make donations. Encourage your friends and family to go online and help meet your fundraising goal.


Questions? Reach out to our BCE Read-a-thon Chair, Andrea Mcmahan, or our BCE Site Rep, Christina Funk