EAGER READER FAQs

 

What if I forget to approve my child’s minutes by 9 AM on Thursday?  Will those minutes still count?

The minutes will not count for that week.  However, the minutes will be counted in the following week after they are approved by a parent, and then the child can be awarded their prize.

Who receives the email if my student logs his/her own minutes?

All parents who have signed up for a PTSA website account and have set their permissions to receive emails will receive the notification emails, and any of those parents will be able to log in and approve the minutes for that child.

Will my child receive a prize every week?

If your grade K-1 child reads at least 70 minutes each week, grade 2-3 children 105 minutes, and grade 4 -5 children 140 minutes yes, they will receive a prize every week. However, those that read less each week, or less in some weeks, will still earn prizes as they reach the targets.

Can my child start participating after the program has begun?

Absolutely! There are prizes all along the way during the 4-week period.  So even if your child is unable to earn a prize for each level, he or she may be able to complete a few prize levels before the end of the program. 

Can my child record minutes if I read to him/her?

Yes! All minutes read by and to your child outside of school count.

Do minutes read in the classroom count?

No, minutes read during regular class time does not count.  The program is designed to get kids reading on a regular basis outside of being read to by their teacher, or reading to their teacher.  But, additionally reading with an EA or Reading Buddy or Parent Volunteer Classroom Reader does count.  And, any reading done at recess does count!

Do minutes read on a Kindle, Nook, iPad or other electronic reading device count?

Yes, absolutely! Count these minutes just as you would with any other paper book!

Do you get credit for listening to audio books?

No. Eager Reader is an incentive reading program and we would like to have a book present. Either your child reads independently or with another person who is reading to them.

What kinds of books can my child earn through this program?

All the books cover a wide range of interests and reading levels. Over 1700 books have been collected or purchased to provide a variety of options. A child may select a book from whatever is available. Volunteers will be available to assist your child in making their selection. 

What happens if my child doesn't receive the right prize? 

Mistakes occasionally happen, but we will try to correct them immediately. Please contact Jessica Larsson larssonkj@comcast.net or Lisa Galicia eagalicia@yahoo.com

Who pays for Eager Reader? 

PTSA is the major donor for the program. We supplement the prize list with donations from local businesses. 

What happens if my child makes it past the weekly minutes of week 4 in, say week 2?  Will he/she get week 4 prizes in week 2?

No. Prizes are awarded on a weekly basis. The students will bring home prizes assigned for that week only or previous week if that goal had not yet been met.