Winter Read-a-Thon

Welcome to MEF's Winter Read-A-Thon!

This fun event encourages the joys of reading and raises money for our schools. Students will log the amount of time they read and collect donations from friends and family to raise money to support the MEF's 2020-21 fundraising goal of $650,000.

The MEF supports schools in the Millbrae School District – which is one of the lowest funded school districts in San Mateo County – by funding social emotional learning, music, arts and STEAM curricula for our kids, professional development for our teachers and technology integration and support.

Read-a-Thon has ended. Thank you for your participation! See below for results!


Dear Millbrae Families

We are pleased to share that our Winter Read-A-Thon has raised $35,601.41 and our kids read 250,198 minutes! Thank you to all our participants - kids, teachers, parents and families - that have supported MEF’s goal to help fund programs such music, technology coordination, SEL counseling, and STEAM programs that benefit each and every student in the Millbrae School District.

We will be distributing MEF bookmarks to all participants in the upcoming weeks and emailing certificates to all participants!

A HUGE congratulations to the following Read-a-Thon participants for their top fundraising and reading efforts.

TOP PRIZE (Every child who raised at least $100)

Nathalie Kan (Meadows) - Kindle Fire


1. Kayla Lee (Spring Valley) - Amazon Echo

2. Mason Lee (Spring Valley) - Amazon Echo

3. Dominic and Julia Smith (Green Hills) - Amazon Echo


TK - 2nd: Alyssa Wong (Spring Valley) - 5,958 minutes

3rd to 5th: Naile (Ayla) Capanoglu (Spring Valley) - 6,780 minutes

6 to 8th: Clarissa Louie - 2,100 minutes

Prizes include a gift card to The Reading Bug in San Carlos and Kiwi Crate.

Winners will be contacted directly to arrange prize distribution.

Each of the schools will announce the top classroom winners via their own PTA newsletters. Please keep an eye for that separately.


Thank you on behalf of the MEF!


Anshu Mohllajee Michelle Cheng

Event Chair Event Communications

Joy Pasamonte Henry

President, MEF Board of Directors

Fundraising Amount By School

# of Readers By School

Minutes Read By School

Fundraising Amount By Class

Minutes Read By Class

Read-a-Thon Data

Overall Read-a-Thon data sheets for Top Fundraisers, Top Readers, and Top Class Participation stats are listed below along with results categorized by Green Hills, Lomita Park, Meadows, Spring Valley, and Taylor.

Top Readers

Supporters and Top Fundraisers

For the list of supporters and top student fundraisers, visit the Main Read-a-Thon Donation Page:


How does it work?

From December 14 – January 15, students will use the Reading Log to record minutes they read while collecting donations from friends and family to support their efforts.

How do I set-up my student pledge page?

  1. Go to the main Read-a-Thon donation page.

  2. Click "Create my own fundraising page".

  3. Enter your child's first and last name and your email address (do not use student‘s email address).

  4. You will receive an email from with a link to your child's individual page. You can personalize the page or keep it as-is.

  5. Your child will also be able to access the reading log to enter minutes by clicking here:

How do I send my fundraising page to my friends and family?

  1. After you submit your child's name and your email address (do NOT use student’s email address), you will receive an email from that will allow you to personalize your child's individual donation page.

  2. When you are done creating your child's page, click "Save and Publish".

  3. Forward the page link to friends and family so they can donate.

How do I collect donations?

Go to the main Read-a-Thon donation page.

  1. Share your child's individual pledge page with friends and family to collect donations.

  2. Due to current COVID-19 conditions, we encourage students to utilize the online pledge page to collect donations whenever possible.

  3. Donations will be a flat amount, not a per minute pledge.

How do I set-up my Reading Log?

  1. Click here to access the Reading Log:

  2. Enter contact and school information, the date that you are entering minutes for and the number of minutes.

  3. Click “Submit”.

What about donations by cash/check?

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, we strongly encourage donations online.

However, if you receive cash/check:

  • Place it in an envelope clearly labeled “Read-a-Thon” with the student and teacher names. If the sponsor would like a receipt, an email address must be provided.

  • Return it to the front office on supply exchange day.

Are donations to this Read-a-Thon tax deductible?

The MEF is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations may be tax deductible Please check with your tax advisor or attorney. A receipt will be emailed to each donor automatically when donating online and will contain our Tax ID#. Receipts can be emailed for cash or check donations.

What kind of reading counts?

Any reading counts! Graphic novels, magazines, books, and articles online are all good examples. Students who are not reading independently should include the minutes they are read to by an adult.

Students are encouraged to read and log in at least 20 minutes of reading per day. Total minutes will be counted for prizes.

Is fundraising required?

No. Fundraising is encouraged, but it is not required to participate.

Donations of any amount are welcome but we highly encourage a minimum total donation amount of $100.00 per student.

What is the final date to submit my Reading Log and donations?

To qualify for prizes, the Reading Log and donations must be received by January 15, 2021.

What about the prizes?!

Reading Prizes

  • Complete and Submit Reading Log

  • Top Readers in grades TK-2, 3-5, & 6-8 (by total minutes logged in)

Fundraising Prizes

  • Raffle

    • Earn 1 ticket for each $100 earned

  • Top 3 Fundraisers

Class Prizes

  • Top classroom for fundraising and reading at each school

What are the important links/pages?

Thank you for participating in the MEF's Winter Read-A-Thon!

If you have any questions, please email

欢迎参加Millbrae 教育基金会, 这是通读指令 (Chinese translation):