Reading Makes Cents a VA 529 Program

Reading Makes Cents a VA 529 Program
Posted on 01/10/2020
Reading Makes Cents

Buchanan Elementary is happy to be participating in Reading Makes Cents, a statewide reading program for children in kindergarten through fifth grade focusing on personal finance concepts.

Through this year’s selection of books, students will learn financial concepts such as the value of working to earn money, the importance of saving, the idea of prioritizing wants, and being good decision-makers.  These are valuable life lessons that will benefit students as they grow up.

Our school also will earn 3 free books for our library, which I’m very excited to share with my students. Plus, if our school has the highest student participation rate within our region at the program’s close, we will earn an additional $500 worth of books. With your child’s participation, I know we can do it!

To participate: Encourage your child to read (or listen to) 5 books as explained on the attached Reading Challenge form. Full contest terms and conditions and details are available at ReadingMakesCents.com.

Every child who submits a completed Reading Challenge form, certified by a parent or guardian, is entered into a drawing to win one of 14 Invest529 college savings accounts from Virginia529 with a contribution of $529, which could grow year over year. (Entries are due April 10, 2020.) If you would like to return the forms to Mrs. Boblett, she will need them back by April 9th. 

Your signature on the Reading Challenge form is needed for Virginia529 to contact you if your child is a $529 savings account winner.  Also, you may be provided additional information on saving for higher education from Virginia529, but can opt out at any time. Your information will not be sold or used for any other purpose.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Boblett. sboblett@bcps.k12.va.us

We’re thrilled to participate in this exciting program and pleased to offer your child the opportunity to learn alongside us. We personally can’t wait to see your student involved, engaged and, most of all, reading!

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