Make Pledge Payments Online!
Andrus Elementary PTA is excited to introduce the 1st Annual Reading Olympics. This event unites the school in the spirit of reading, and earn money to fund PTA events for next year.
Thank you for sponsoring an Andrus student for Reading Olympics. Reading is critical to the development of young minds, and it is so fun!
Pledge sponsors can easily submit payment online via our secure payment portal. Pay with Cheddar Up to make a secure tax-deductible donation via e-check or credit card.
Pledge payments are due on February 26th. There are two types:
Flat donation pledge: You can make your payment online as soon as you wish to do so. Due at the school by February 26th
Per minute pledge: Your Andrus student will be able to notify you how much you owe between February 23rd and February 25th. Online payment or check due to the school by February 26th.
$25- Cup with Andrus Ambassadors logo that changes color when a cold drink is poured!
$50- Cup with Andrus Ambassadors logo that changes color when a cold drink is poured! AND a coupon for a free frozen treat at Dairy Queen
$75- Cup with Andrus Ambassadors logo that changes color when a cold drink is poured! AND a coupon for a free frozen treat at Dairy Queen AND a pass to Altitude Trampoline Park in Boise
How to Support Your Kids Reading at Home
If your kids have a hard time reading, make it fun! Here are 10 ideas to make reading more enjoyable and convenient.
Keep books in the pockets of the car for reading during errands.
Read books aloud together as a family before bed.
Audio books (many picture books have a chime to know when to turn the page and follow along)
Bring a book to read at a restaurant while waiting for the food.
Bring a book to read while waiting at the Doctor's and Dentist's office.
Surprise them with new books from the library on a bookshelf.
Keep book on their nightstand.
Listen to audio books in the car and on road trips. Some of our favorites are Mr. Popper's Penguins, Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, How to Train Your Dragon, Nate the Great, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...
Make a cozy reading nook with a bean bag or other cozy spot.
Don't forget about magazines! My kids LOVE Highlights, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, Boys' Life, among others, and their favorite day is when they come in the mail for them.