What’s New: ClassroomsCare Fall 2010

13 Aug

Want to get involved in an easy way to help donate up to one million (yes, one million!) books to kids in need? Then this year’s ClassroomsCare program is perfect for you and your classroom.

ClassroomsCare is essentially a volunteer and motivational reading program all rolled up into one. That’s right, this year every student will have a personal reading goal of ten books. It’s our hope that this goal will encourage students to read in class and at home, because each child’s ten books will help classrooms across America trigger a one-million-book donation to amazing organizations like Reach Out and Read, Save the Children, and the Pajama Program. Plus, we’re here to help you, too. On the Web site, you’ll find FREE printables and resources to help motivate your students to read to give.

To get your classroom started, make sure to look out for the ClassroomsCare poster and bookmarks that will be included with your first order in September/October. What’s more, when you register online, we’ll send you 250 Bonus Points to help buy books for your students. We’ve also expanded the Web site to include a “Where the Books Go: See How Your Reading Makes a Difference!” page. This page is open to teachers, parents, and students. It will highlight how we work with our charity partners to get books to children who need them most so that students can really see how they are helping kids in need.

Join ClassroomsCare starting August 17, 2010.

9 Responses to “What’s New: ClassroomsCare Fall 2010”

  1. Bill Linderman September 9, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Dear Scholastic,
    My daughter, Eva Linderman, teaches in one of the poorest areas of Phoenix. She teaches at:
    Lela Alston Elementary School
    4006 W. Osborn Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85019

    I would like to find out how to access your wonderful free book programs to gain books for her classroom.

    Thank you,
    Bill Linderman

    • Preeti September 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm #

      Scholastic Book Clubs gives FREE books to the classroom with each classroom order. Please ask your daughter to call 1-800-Scholastic or email bookclubs@scholastic.com to get started. We also find that many parents facilitate the ordering process for their child’s teacher once their child’s teacher has joined.

    • lorraine5 September 13, 2010 at 5:44 pm #

      Dear Bill,
      We are very sorry that we are unable to arrange to have your daughter’s class listed as a recipient of this program. The books that Scholastic donates through this program are distributed our Partners in Giving – Reach Out and Read, Save the Children and the Pajama Program. Your daughter might want to contact these organizations to see if her class qualify to be part of their programs.
      Thank you,
      Lorraine Langdon
      ClassroomsCare Manager

  2. Cat September 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Dear Mr. Linderman,

    I admire your daughter for being a teacher, in an area where materials are limited. I would see if her school would be a candidate for the Classroom Cares program or Reading Is Fundamental program. Even though the Scholastic Book Clubs is a wonderful idea. The families would probably not be able to afford the books.

  3. Sharon Williams September 11, 2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Is all the students have to do is read a book? Do I need to send you a list of the books they read? How do you know what we are doing? I know it is probaly an honor system, that is ok with me.

    • lorraine5 September 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

      Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for signing up for ClassroomsCare 2010. The program is based on the honor system. May we suggest that your students track their reading on the downloadable book log available at http://www.scholastic.com/classroomscare or on the bookmarks provided with your first order.

      Thanks for caring,

      Lorraine Langdon
      ClassroomsCare Manager

  4. D Megeath September 11, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Parents of my students want to order Online but need a passcode. I gave them what I use, but I guess I need a different one for them. Please get me started! What do I do?

    D Megeath
    San Ramon, CA

  5. Sue Joyce September 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    How can we get a ClassroomCares poster if we did not receive one in our printed materials? My class is registered to read 180 books.
    Sue Joyce and Great 4th Grade Readers

    • lorraine5 September 13, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

      Hi Sue Joyce,
      Thank you for your Support. ClassroomsCare materials are usually sent with your first order. We realized a ClassroomsCare pack might not have been included in your book box. If this is the case, we apologize and are sending one to you now. Your ClassroomsCare poster and set of bookmarks should arrive in the mail soon.

      Thank you for caring.

      Lorraine Langdon
      ClassroomsCare Manager

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