Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading

Sandy’s Summer Splash Into Reading
Greater 
Wausau Area reading incentive program & fundraiser

THE RESULTS ARE IN FOR SUMMER 2023!

In 2023, 44 LOCAL KIDS competed for prizes.
8 LOCAL BUSINESSES pledged 1 penny per minute.
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ogether they raised funds for LOCAL LITERACY!

These sponsors pledged a combined total of $1,950* toward local literacy. But the kids read so much that Office Enterprises, Inc. agreed to cover the extra minutes! Together the sponsors and kids raised $2005.94 for local literacy!!

Office Enterprises - 2023 $500 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
Westphal Staffing - 2023 $300 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
Jarp - 2023 $300 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
Inspired by Design Interiors - 2023 $200 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
Wausau Tax & Accounting - 2023 $200 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
Super Lettering & Signs - 2023 $200 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
SK Design - 2023 $200 pledge sponsor and prize sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading
Aplomb PR - 2023 $50 pledge sponsor - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading

*Pledges: Office Enterprises, Inc. – $555.94 | Westphal Staffing – $300 | JARP – $300 | Inspired by Design Interiors – $200 | Wausau Tax & Accounting – $200 | Super Lettering & Signs – $200 | SK Design – $200 | Aplomb PR – $50

Congrats to the 2023 contest prize winners!

Grand Prize Drawing - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading - with gifts courtesy of Janke Book Store and Hey Hey Vacay Travel Consultants

TAYLER T won the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!

First, second and third place prizes - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading - Courtesy of the Greater Wausau Children's Museum, Sawmill Adventure Park and Clean Slate Coffee House

1st Place – Olivia L.
2nd Place – Zeoy P.
3rd Place – Carsyn J.

 

Weekly Reading Warrior - Sandy's Summer Splash into Reading - SK Design and Stix + Brit

WEEKLY READING WARRIOR WINNER: Wyatt L.

Secret of the Starflower Stickers Preview

Each participant received a sticker sheet!

Clean Slate Coffee House

Prizes and sticker sheets for participants are available for pick up at Clean Slate Coffee House until the end of October 2023
1027 E Grand Ave, Rothschild, WI 54474

Parents – get your FREE COFFEE PERKS from Clean Slate Coffee House! Tell the barista you participated in Sandy’s Summer Splash Into Reading and give them your name and phone number. They will apply your points!

Community Partners Campus

Winners were announced at 10am on Monday, July 31 at Community Partners Campus! Thank you for letting us have a ceremony in your space!

THANK YOU, 2023 PRIZE SPONSORS!

Janke Book Store
Greater Wausau Children's Museum
Greater Wausau Children's Museum
Clean Slate Coffee House
Sawmill Adventure Park
SK Design
Sun Printing

SPECIAL THANKS TO SUN – EVENT PRINT SPONSOR
supporting the event through posters, point-of-display reading logs, signage and more!

Be sure to check out the SUN PRINTING WEBSITE to see more of their professional printing capabilities!

LITERACY PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES

Wausau Early Birds Rotary Reading to Go Program

Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club Reading to Go Program

The Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club Reading to Go program is a group of caring Rotary members who teach early literacy strategies in collaboration with Wausau School District, D.C. Everest School District and Newman Catholic Schools.

McLit - Marathon County Literacy Council

McLit – Marathon County Literacy Council

McLit Mission:  Improving quality of life through literacy
McLit Vision:  To be an organization that provides educational information and resources to everyone through the promotion of literacy programs, and support those in need by mentoring, tutoring, teaching, and coaching.

In 2023, McLit tutors find themselves addressing our community’s growing ESL (English as a second language) tutoring needs.

Stack of books in the summer

BENEFITS OF FUNDING LOCAL LITERACY

Local literacy initiatives help the people in our own community reduce poverty, improve health, reduce the probability of incarceration and become upwardly mobile!

Reading in the summer

NEWS

Sandy's Summer Splash Into Reading 2023 on WSAW

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE READING LOG> CLICK HERE 

Kids ages six to twelve: ask a parent to print the reading log. Keep track of the minutes you read every week from June 4 to July 15, 2023. Ask your parents to submit your weekly reading totals online below. Each week you participate, you get a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING!** The TOP 3 READERS and WEEKLY READING WARRIOR** will be awarded special prizes, and the first 50 kids to sign up will receive a sticker sheet!

Parents: submit your child’s weekly reading minutes using the form below. For every week your child participates, you earn FREE COFFEE PERKS from Clean Slate Coffee House! Minutes may be submitted until Saturday, July 22.

Community Partners Campus

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, JULY 31. JOIN US AT 10AM AT THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS CAMPUS TO LEARN WHO THE WINNERS ARE AND TO SEE HOW MUCH MONEY OUR COMMUNITY RAISED FOR LOCAL LITERACY! More info on this event is coming soon.
364 Grand Ave, Wausau, WI 54403

After winners are announced on July 31, remaining prizes and sticker sheets may be picked up at Clean Slate Coffee House.
1027 E Grand Ave, Rothschild, WI 54474

Follow Secret of the Starflower on Facebook for reading program and fundraising updates!

**1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will not be eligible

five starflower review

Sign up for Sandy’s Summer Splash Into Reading 2023!

Registered participants will receive helpful event communications such as event start and weekly log submission reminders. The first 50 kids to sign up will earn a Secret of the Starflower sticker sheet!

Please note:

Your email is required to ensure successful event sign up. You will receive emails for the 2023 event only. To be notified of future events, please register for the Secret of the Starflower newsletter here.

Your phone number is required to redeem your Clean Slate Coffee House coffee perks only. You will not be called or texted regarding this event.

Children’s first name and last initial wil be displayed online.

Parents get PERKS from Clean Slate Coffee House!

Clean Slate Coffee House

Every reading log submitted = points toward FREE COFFEE!

Initial sign up is required for your child’s minutes to be counted. You only need to sign up for the 2023 event once. If you’ve already signed up, skip to SUBMIT WEEKLY LOGS below. 

New in 2023 - Online sign-up

1 + 6 =

SUBMIT WEEKLY LOGS HERE

7 + 12 =

SUBMISSIONS MAY BE MADE UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 22. 

Who’s Sandy?

~ From the event organizer and author-illustrator, Jessica Kopecky

Sandy is the main character of Secret of the Starflower: Rainbow of Spectra, an award-winning, full-color children’s chapter book I published in the summer of 2021. Parents gave feedback that the story engaged their reluctant readers. The following summer I created a yearly reading program to further incentivize young readers and boost literacy.

Sandy the Seahorsicorn