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BCE Read-a-thon
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Congratulations Burlingame School District Students! 

Our amazing student readers logged 639,821 minutes in just five days! 


Equally exciting is that their Read-a-thon supporters contributed a total of $229,375,

an inspiring 15% over our goal! 


McKinley once again came out ‘TOP DOG’ in the School Team Challenge
for the second year in a row. Way to go Bulldogs! 



This is amazing news for our children who will benefit from every dollar contributed during Read-a-thon. Our fundraising success would not have been possible without YOU! If you missed out on the excitement, there’s still time to support Read-a-thon, click here to contribute.    


This is amazing news for our children who will benefit from every dollar contributed during Read-a-thon. Our fundraising success would not have been possible without YOU!                                                                                           

Congratulations to our lucky prize drawing iPad winners!

BIS - Aine O’Toole

Franklin - Riya Sharma

Hoover - Ellis Jenkins 

Lincoln - Bernal Kaplan

McKinley - Emilia Romanenko

Roosevelt - Alexa Thongnopnuer 

Washington - Hayden Peng

We also want to thank our generous BCE Read-a-thon volunteers and District Administrators for making this year’s Read-a-thon engaging and so much fun!

THANK YOU for all of your help and support 

of our children’s education!


Our Tremendous Read-a-thon Team

  • Read-a-thon Event Chair: Manisha Loonawat

  • Read-a-thon Marketing Chair: Michelle Jones

  • Graphic Designer: Tricia Betts

  • Web Content Manager: Winnie Wong 

  • Minute Tracker Wizards: Mike Jarrett, Felicia Ng

  • VP Events: Cindy Wu

  • VP Business Development: Aric Agresti

  • VP Marketing: Kendra Calvert

  • BCE Staff: Angela Dubovsky, Felicia Ng, Fabiola Price, Amy Johnstone, Michelle White

  • BIS Team: Erin Efner, Manisha Lakhanpal, Alex Schuman and Site Director Kathy Kleinbaum

  • Franklin Team: Nora Park and Site Director Petra Campos  

  • Hoover Team: Michelle Dow and Site Director Marc Ibanez

  • Lincoln Team: Lisa Friedman, Leslie May, Megan Baldwin and Site Director Dana Howells McFadden

  • McKinley Team: Susan Chen, Henry Yeung and Site Director Christine Gutknecht  

  • Roosevelt Team: Nathalie Fellner, Monica MacMillan, Melanie Wang and Site Director Shantel Weinsheimer 

  • Washington Team: Andrea McMahan, Meghan Scimeca, Sarah Simson and Site Director Christina Funk


Our Fun BSD Library Team

  • Sue Bottarini 

  • Lena Chang 

  • Helen Christian 

  • Brandy Fleming 

  • Mr. Canto-Adams, Washington 5th Grade Chorus Teacher 


Our Amazing Principals

  • BIS: Erica Gilbert

  • Franklin: Jude Lawrence

  • Hoover: Lori Guidi (Interim Principal for Lisa Booth)

  • Lincoln: Laura Afshar

  • Roosevelt: Matthew Pavao

  • McKinley: Joy Shmueli

  • Washington: Julie Eastman (Interim Principal for Cristin Coleman)

Special Guests and Community Partners

  • All of our BSD teachers and staff for your pictures, enthusiasm and overall support

  • Author Rosemary Whittaker for doing a live read-aloud all the way from Australia! Click here if you missed it. 

  • Burlingame Public Library for helping us kick-off our event with complimentary books 

  • Maverick Jack’s for the Burgers and Books Night

  • Grupology for keeping a well-stocked Book Nook all week long

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All proceeds from the 2022 BCE Read-a-thon go to BCE to help provide the education our kids deserve.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor

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