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ORGANIZATION

LOCATION

DATE
HELD

% bks to kids/sch
% cash to school

# of STUDENTS INVOLVED

# of

STUDENT BODY

AMOUNT RAISED

RE-

BOOKED

NOTES

Oakwood Elem

Oshkosh, WI

2004 Nov

50% students

30% cash

20% lib & prizes

376

504

$19,720.46

Oct 2005

School doesn’t do fundraisers

Only MarketDay and Scholastic

100% support of Parents & Teachers

Unknown name

Highlands

Ranch, CO

2003 Jan

100% students

20% library

380

 

$16,500.00

 

Free & reduced lunch

Little Chute Elem

Little Chute, WI

2004 Mar

50% students

30% cash

20% library

 

550

$15,500.00

YES

90% students reading

50% brought in pledges

Immaculate Conception School

Somerville, NJ

2004 Nov

50% library

30% Cash

20% students

239

525

$11,877.00

Yes

H.S.A. loved the program,

RFTS has replaced their Book Fair!

Fall River Elementary

Longmont, CO

2003 Jan

100% students

20% incentives

371

 

$11,787.00

 

 

Mooresville

Morresville, NC

2003 Feb

50% students

20% teachers

30% pto cash

10% incentives

251

650

$11,441.35

 

 

Isanti Elementary

Isanti, MN

2002 Apr

50% students

60% library

192

780

$10,281.70

Feb 2003

 

Elementary

WI

2002 Sep

 

 

450

$10,119.00

 

Middle-lower income area

Elementary

Trulland, CT

2004 Oct

100%

257

490

$10,000.00

 

 

Isanti Elementary

 

Isanti, MN

2003 Apr

50% students

60% Library

188

780

$ 9,952.00

Feb 2003

Raised more funds than any other program they have done!  LOVED it!

McGee’s Crossroad Elementary

Angier, NC

2003 Mar

30% Cash to PTO

20% classrooms

50% students

212

844

$ 9,530.73

+$    981.00 outside orders

Yes,TBA

Everyone was excited about program.

Townsend North Elementary School

Vassar, MI

2003 Mar

Students Pledges

50% Students

30% Class

20% library

Business Pledges

80% class

20% library

153

351

$9,500.00

 

 

Mason City School District

OH

2003 Mar

100% students

25% school

329

715

$9,400.00

Yes

Kindergarten ONLY
(District has all K in ONE building!)

Oconto Falls Elementary

WI

2002 Feb

50% students

60% teachers

10% incentives

250

550

$8,600.00

 

All students did reading, had all school ice-cream party after (donated by outside co.)

Monument Charter

Academy

Monument, CO

2004 Sep

50% students

30% library/class

30% Cash

140

423

$8,582.00

>>>

Librarian retiring, encouraging new librarian to do it again

Mohegan Elementary

Uncasville, CT

2002 May

60% students

20% cash for plgd

20% school

145

495

$7,927.02

Yes, TBD

 

Grand Priarie Assn. Of Gifted/Talented

Grand Prairie, TX

2004 Oct

50% Students

20% teachers

30% cash

130

578

$7,800.00

Yes TBD

K-5 school

Thurmont Elementary

Thurmont, MD

2001 May

92% students

8% in award books

144

800

$7,276.11

TBA

 

Lee Elementary

(Salem-Keizer Dist)

Salem, OR

2003 Mar

50% students

20% library

30% cash

115

267

$7,173.00

+BF $350.00

Spring 04

District Librarian is very pleased!! Is having a special meeting so all schools in dist are aware of the program.

McGovern School

Medway, MA

2003 Jan

20% cash

20% teachers

60% students

184

500
(1/2 gr only)

$ 6,791.75

 

 

Edgewood Elem

Folsom, PA

2004 Nov

50% students

60% school

165

380

$6,500.00

Fall 05

 

St Ann Roman Catholic School

Raritan , NJ

2002 Dec

75% library

25% classrooms

130

276

$ 6,276.00

 

Pre-K – Gr 8

Greenwich & Stewartsville Schools

Stewartsville

NJ

2002 May

50% students

50% library

20% incentives

165

900

$ 6,000.00

Feb 2003

 

Keystone Academy

Belleville MI

2004 Mar

50% students

50% school

10% teachers

89

359

$5,714.00

Fall 04

 

Quarry Hill

Monson, MA

2001 Jan

70% students

30% classroom

20% lib & incentives

226

860

$ 5,400.00

Jan 2002

There was an increase in 5th & 6th grade participation: from 5 in 2000 to 25 in 2001. 1 boy logged 6,000

Burchfield Elem

Allison Pk, PA

2004 Nov

40% students

20% teachers

10% incentives

30% cash

87

500

$5,160.00
+ 222.09
in add’l donations

Yes TBD

Devastated by Flood in Sept, 04 but did RFTS. Ľ of families affected, many not back in homes—issues affected event launch, but loved program as a worthwhile fundrasier.

Quarry Hill

Monson, MA

2002 Jan

70% students

30% classroom

20% library

5% incentives

229

Only K-4 students now

$ 5,100.00

Jan 2003

Actually was increase despite move to new school (5-6 moved to new middle school)

 

Union Avenue Alliance Preschool

Alliance, OH

2004 Nov

50% student

40% cash

10% teachers

70

125

$5,000.00

?

Director extremely happy w RFTS and with consultants help, was able to reach the parent’s club goal.

Unknown

 

2002 Feb

 

96

143

$4,513.45

 

 

Ryland Heights Elem

KY

2003 Feb

100% students

25% school

120

240

$4,500.00

YES!

60% Free/reduced lunch program

Unknown Name Private School

GA

2001 Apr

60% school

40% students

50

200

$4,500.00

EVERY YEAR!

 

Good Shepherd Children’s Center

(Pre-K & K)

Old Bridge, NJ

2002 Feb

50% kids

15% books

40% cash

86

168

$4,416.00

YES!

 

Wooddale Elementary

Farmington Hills, MI

2003 Jan

70% students

30%  cash to PTO

10% incentives

94

326

$4,402.30

Spring 04

 

Willapa Elem & Lebam Elem (combined)

Menlo, WA

2003 Feb

70% students

20 classroom

30% teachers

80

245

$4,277.00

 

 

Mission Bend Christian Academy

Houston, TX

2002 Nov

60% school

50% students

43

54

$4,062.00

Nov 04

K-4 school

Danville Christian School

Danville, KY

2003 Mar

30% students

70% teachers

80

139

$4,008.00

Yes 2004

LOVED program even after doing a magazine fundraiser

Old Mill Pond School

Palmer, MA

2000 Nov

100% students 20% library

67

860

$4,000.00

Nov 2001

 

Lincoln Elementary

Emmaus, PA

2004 Jan

50% students

50% classrooms

20% library

81

350

$3,914.00

Yes TBD

 

Talmadge Elementary

Springfield, MA

2003 Jan

100% students

120

60%!

200

$3,822.00

Jan 2004

Inner City, PTA LOVED IT!

Old Mill Pond School

Palmer ,MA

2001 Nov

120% students

(lib matched with 20%)

151

900+

$3,800.00

Nov 2002

 

Talmadge Elementary

Springfield, MA

2002 Jan

70% students

40% library

107

235

$3,768.00

Jan 2003

Inner City School

10-10-10- challenge

Pizza Party awarded to highest pledge classroom (2 tied for 1st)

Heart Homeschool

Barrington, IL

2004 Oct

70% students

30% cash

36 fam

54 fam

$3,501.96

Yes

Director and children loved it!

Pike County Primary School

Zebulon, GA

2004 Jan

50% students

30% pto cash

20% school

69

718

$3,500.00

TBD,
principal
turnover

$200 spent on incentives

30-40% free lunch; rural community

Head Start

 

2002 Oct

 

45

300

$3,500.00

 

 

Waco Baptist Academy

Waco TX

2003 Jan

50% students

30% school

20% cash to PTO

58

167

$3,400.00

Fall 2003

 

Riverside Elementary

Joppatowne, MD

2001 Apr

50% students

25% school

30% cash

10% incentives

61

586

$3,212.96

Fall 2001

 

Pottenger Elementary

Springfield, MA

2001 Feb

100% students, 20% school

116

525

$3,121.35

YES

2/02

 

Private Catholic

Elementary

Harvard, IL

2003 Nov

60% Students

50% library

54

100

$3,100.00

Fall 2004

4,500 jobs lost in community

Salish Ponds

Gresham, OR

2004 Nov

50% students

25% library

25% classrooms

20% bonus to lib

110

518

$3,000.00

Yes

40% students do not speak English at home. Difficult to get parental support – next will translate instructions into 4 languages..

Quarry Hill

Monson, MA

2000 May

70% students

30% classroom

20% library & incentive prizes

103

900

 

$3,000.00

Jan 2001

Blue collar town

Pottenger

Elementary

Springfield, MA

2002 Mar

100% students

76

315

$2,750.00

YES

 

Pleasant Valley

Intermediate

Kunkeltown, PA

???

50% students

30% teachers

20% library

100

320

 

$2,678.00

Yes TBD

5th grade

Gowanda Middle School

Gowanda, NY

2002 Nov

50% kids

50% library

65

520

$2,600.00

Spring 03

Librarian loved the program!

Mason North

Early Childhood Center

LaSalle , MI

2002 Apr

70 % kids

40 % teachers (4)

10 % incentives

47

138

$2,526.09

Yes

Pre-k and K only school

Aurora Academy K-8

Aurora, CO

2003 Mar

50% students

45% library

5% prizes

10% teachers

40

400

$2,513.71

Yes TBD

100% positive, They are thrilled with every aspect of program!

Beal Elementary

Springfield, MA

2002 Jan

 

72

250

$2,390.00

 

Inner city school

Hayes Elementary

Kennesaw, GA

2002 Apr

50% students

30% classrooms

30% cash

74

1080

$2,339.00

Fall 02

Run alongside 3 other fund-raisers and did well in spite of that.

Beal Elementary

Springfield, MA

2001 Jan

 

82

250

$2,300.00

Jan 02

Inner-city school

 

Pottenger Elementary

Springfield, MA

2000 Feb

100% students
20% school

87

500

 

$2,300.00

YES

2/01

Inner-city, 100% free lunch, most kids never owned a book before this program

The Christian Academy

Brookhaven, PA

2004 Mar

60% library

50% students

??

??

$2,261.00

 

Teachers VERY pleased, hope school will do this again next year

Fernbrook Elem

Randolph, NJ

2004 Apr

50% students

60% teachers /
special needs

45

288

$2,244.00

TBD

K-2nd

Mary Lynch Elementary

Springfield, MA

2001 Nov

70% students

30% classroom

58

 

$2,153.00

Nov 2002

Inner-city school

100% free lunch

Ft. Stanwix Elementary

Rome, NY

2004 Nov

50% students

40% cash

20% teachers

29

390

$2,090.00

Spring 06

First RFTS, 8% participation, but wonderful results for small # of students. Bad timing, just finished fundraiser AND scholastic bookfair. Next time doing assembly launch. PTG impressed by amount raised.

Horace Mitchell Primary School

Kittery, Maine

2002 Mar

100% students

58

237

$2,057.40

Mar 2003

 

Mass Hope
State Homeschool Group

MA

2000 Jun

100% to students

17 families

25 kids

 

$1,800.00

2001

 

 

Mason North Early Childhood Center

LaSalle, MI

2003 Mar

70% kids

40% teachers

10% incentives

38

111

$1,755.00

TBD

2nd year, love program. Teachers want it back next year.

Rozet Elementary

Rozet, WY

2001 Fall

100% students 20% incentives

20

 

$1,680.00

Yes next year

Very small ranch community

Holly Academy

Holly, MI

2003 Feb

40% cash – library

30% students

30% library

28

675

$1,628.00

Yes TBD

 

Treetops Montessori School

Sturbridge, MA

2001 Apr

100% to kids

20% to hospital ped ward

37

40

$1,600.00

Spring 02

Took 10-10-10 challenge.(10 people pledge $10. Read for 10 days)

Preschool Pals at Croton Corner

Baptisttown NJ

2002 Apr 

50% students

40% cash

10% school

 

35

100

$1,567.90

Spring 03

 

FAITH HS Group

Port Orange, FL

2004 Oct

 

24

100

$1,560.00

Yes

2nd yr. Increase participation 10 more students, pledges doubled!

Heritage Academy

Longmeadow, MA

2000 Sep

 

34

100

$1,450.00

10/01

 

Charter Oak Learning Center Homeschool Network

Canton,CT

2002 Jan 

100% readers

20% incentives

11 families

32 readers

 

 

$1,400.00

Jan 03

Parent feedback:

Your program is motivating, creative and generous! And for Jessie, we are thrilled for the boost this gives as she steps into the reading world. Barb.

(19 read to me readers 11 ind readers)

Afflerbach Elem

Cheyene, WY

2004 Nov

50% students

60% school

22

55

$1,313.57

Spring 05
4th grade

Changed min to # of books as goal to 3 per night—teachers logged books read, so not forms for parents, used wish list 2-part forms---LOVED it. Utilized Bus. Sponsors for prizes

Granite Valley MS (Gr 5-7 extension of Quarry Hill)

Monson, MA

2002 Feb

70% students

30% classroom

20% library

5% incentives

59

 

$1,300.00

Jan 2003

 

Wonderful Wed.
Homeschool CoOp

Brookhaven, PA

2003 Mar

50% students

60% to charity

22

 

$1,255.00

Spring 04

The charity was Salvation Army After School Program

Frisbee Elementary

Kittery, Maine

2002 Mar

100% students

64

298

$1,209.30

Mar 2003

 

Little Bridges Preschool

Wapato, WA

2003 Mar

50% students

30% cash

20% school

13

7

$1,109.00

Mar 2004

Brothers & Sisters also participated in the program!

Westminister Hills Elementary

Westminister, CO

2004 Oct

80% Students

30% school

38

230

$1,100.00

Yes TBD

 

Heritage Academy

Longmeadow, MA

2000 May

 

25

87

$1,100.00

9/00

 

Nana’s House Preschool/Daycare

Rock Hill, NY

2002 Oct

40% Cash

60% classrooms

a book for each participant

17

60+ latchkey

$1,072.00 

+$ 720 BF

Yes TBD

Rural, low income area

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Jeffersonville, IN

2004 Oct

50% Students

50% teachers

15% support staff

5% incentives

>100

386

$1,000.00

Unsure/
Pricipal retiring

This was also done in March, collected ˝ due to lack of teacher support—they didn’t like 15% going to support staff

Private Preschool

Idaho

2002 May

50% Students

40% teachers

10% (cash -Pizza)

10-15

90

$1,000.00

Fall 2002

 

Kidstop Afterschool

Springfield, MA

2001 Mar

70% students

30% cash 10% incentive

17

 

$1,000.00

May 02

 

Funshine Preschool

Wall, SD

???

100% students

10% incentives

22

 

$ 988.00

 

(City pop. 800)

 

Centennial Elementary

Graham, WA

2001 Mar

50% students

30% classroom

20% teachers

28

~ 100

$ 964.61

YES!

Done is 4 classrooms of 1st grade students

 

Wonderful Wed.
Homeschool CoOp

Brookhaven, PA

2004 Mar

60% students

50% Salv Army afterschool pgrm

15

 

$ 956.00

Spring 05

 

Resurrection Catholic Church CCD Program

Zillah , WA

2003 Feb

50% kids

30% cash

20% school

22

80+

$ 890.00

Mar 2004

Program meets 1x.week

Ogg Elementary

Clute, TX

2004 Mar

55% school

45% students

33

650

$ 880.00

Yes TBD

 

Sonrise Learning Academy

Lake Jackson, TX

2003 Jan

50% students

50% School

11

24

$ 850.00

Yes

Small Montessori School

Brownie Troop

N. Huntington, PA

2004 Aug

100% to Pub. Lib.

10% incentives

15

16

$ 821.00

 

Scouts picked books to give to library, book plate of donation and they earned literacy badge plus points for community service badge

Cajon Valley Homeschool Group

 

Cajon Valley,  CA

2003 Feb

70% students

30% school

8 kids

75 families

$  820.00

Yes

Fall 2003

Only kids but they did GREAT! They were very excited about program!

Hollister Elementary

Hollister, ID

2004 Apr

50% students

30% cash

20% library

14

67

$ 730.00

Yes TBD

 

Rural Area

Homeschool grp

West Columbia, TX

2004 Mar

100% to Charity

10% incentives

8

8

$ 670.00

Feb 05

charity

Harvest Worship

Center & School

Richmond, KY

2004 Apr

100% students

8

10

$ 530.00

Fall 2004

One student read 900 min in 10 days!

Busy Kids Preschool

Sugarland, TX

2004 Apr

50% students

60% school

8

45

$ 332.00

 

 

NTCH Home School Sup. Grp.

East Hartford, CT

2004 Sep

100% students

5

30

$ 300.00

Yes

Great awareness for group, also gave bonus books to Charity.

Noah’s Ark Day Care

Ware, MA

2001 Apr

50% to students

50% to daycare lending library

8

10

$ 300.00

 

Read 15 minutes per day/10 days

NOTE: These statistics do not include ALL schools who have done RFTS, this information was voluntarily reported to encourage
participation in a program that returns 100% or more to benefit children.  We try to update it as frequently as possible.

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