FAQ for Parents

Q. How long does the program last?

A. Once opened, your school’s RFE website is open for one full year...so your school earns money all year long from the Family Bookstore and the donated Gift of Reading gift cards. The Family Bookstore orders and gift card donations also count toward student prizes through-out the school year.

Q. What can the Gift of Reading gift cards be used by the teacher to purchase?

A. The short answer is excellent reading materials. The teacher may purchase from a wide selection of books all searchable by grade level, Accelerated Reading Points and reading level. Also available are the best children’s magazines subscriptions for the classroom including National Geographic Kids, Highlights, Zoobooks and many more. You can see the list of items at www.giftofreading.com.

Q. How long does it take to get the prizes?

A. The participation prizes are sent with your school’s materials to start your program and distributed the day your student returns their participation code. The prizes earned from the student sales are generated to ship 7 days after your program starts and then every 30 days through-out the year. Depending on the time of year and the package carrier, delivery times will vary.

Q. What is the turn-around time on products ordered by those supporting our school?

A. Orders from the Family Bookstore usually ship within 2 weeks. Magazines are different for every publisher but most start within 8 weeks...those that publish less frequently may take longer.

Q. How does the student prize program work?

A. The prize program is cumulative...meaning when your student earns points for a certain prize...you also earn all the prizes below that prize. They ship to the school in 7 days from the start of your program, again at day 15 and then every 30 days as long as more prizes are earned.

Q. How many emails do I have to send for my student to earn a participation prize?

A. The program is designed for the student to earn the participation prize when they have sent at least 6 emails. Additional prizes may be earned when more emails are sent.

Q. How do I stop getting emails promoting our Reading for Education program?

A. Simply click on the UNSUBSCRIBE link that is displayed on the next email you receive.