February 1 - February 29, 2020 

February has been designated as "I Love to Read" month at Basswood Elementary.  All students are encrouraged to record the number of minutes that they read during the month of February on their Read-a-thon envelope.  The Read-a-thon is the PTO's second big fund-raiser of the year. It helps fund things like visits from the naturalist, staff appreciation week, outdoor benches, the new circulation desk in the media center, and more!  There will be a prize for everyone who turns in their minutes as well as for the top fundraisers and the top readers  Student envelopes were sent home on January 29th and should be returned by Monday, March 2nd.

Ways to Contribute:

Cash or check donations can be placed in the students' Read-a-thon envelopes.
Contribute through Pay Pal by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.

Prizes for the Read-a-thon:

* Top 5 money-raisers will win lunch provided by the PTO with a staff memeber of their choice.

* Top 5 readers in each grade will win gift certificates to be used at the BOGO Scholastic Book Fair in June.

* Classroom with the highest average minutes read per student in each grade will win a Build Your Own Sundae Party!

*  Everyone who turns in minutes will receive a prize.

School Wide Reading Goal: 620,000 minutes
School Wide Fundraising Goal: $22,000


If we meet our School Wide Reading Goal, the top reader from each grade and the top money raisers in the school will automatically get to be contestants, in the Minute to Win It Contest.  All other contestants will be drawn randomly from the pool of students who turn in minutes!


Questions?  Please contact Read-a-thon Chairperson:
Kara Iacono: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for your support of Basswood Elementary School!

Please make sure to mark your PayPal Donations on your Read-a-thon envelope by writing "PayPal" next to the pledge amount.
Thank you!

Student Name

School Info

Basswood Elementary
15425 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove MN 55311

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-494-3858, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Interim Principal
Dr. Steven Schwartz

Interim Assistant Principal
Dimitri Russell