Read-a-Thon: PledgeStar Instructions

For our Readathon this year, we’re using an awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to record your student’s reading minutes, request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It’s fun, it’s easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!

Remember, Mira Vista’s Readathon is September 16 – October 2, 2020, so please register now to set up your student’s reading log and help our school raise as much as we can for teacher supply grants, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) club, student fees for participation in the Oakland Youth Chorus and Glee club, art and music education, the Mira Vista school garden, field trips, and more enrichment programs. Especially in these uncertain times, our school and our students need as much support as we can get!

How to register:

• Go to http://pledgestar.com/miravista. • Click “Not Registered for This Year’s Event.” (You must do this, even if you have used PledgeStar before, because the 2020 Readathon is a new event.) • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit.” • Follow the instructions on-screen to register students.

How to find the Reading Log and record your minutes:

• After you have registered your student, look to the right of his/her/their name, and you’ll see the words “Reading Log.” Click on the book icon — that’s where you record your minutes. (Please put the book title in the “Activity” section.) • Remember to log your minutes every day, September 16 through (and including) October 2.

How to request donations from friends and family:

• In the “Add Family & Friends + Track Donations” section, enter the name and email address (or phone number) of anyone you think might be willing to donate. • When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help with PledgeStar.

Thank you for supporting Mira Vista’s PTA and student readers!

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