Our PTSA spends approximately $200,000 per year on various student enrichment programs, staff support and other activities. The annual Read-a-thon is one of the many ways to help support our many programs and activities.
Every Student Counts. Every Contribution Counts!
During the week of Read-a-thon, EVERY single student is strongly encouraged to read for fun and help raise much needed funds for our school. Do what you can, and know that every dollar counts and benefits all of our children.
Read! Read! Read!
Try to read every day during the Read-a-thon. See the “Reading Tips and Strategies” section below for recommended reading times by grade. Track your reading time! Students mark off how many minutes they read each day in increments on their reading log. Parents and guardians may help students with this task. All reading inside/outside of school counts, whether you read or someone reads to you.
All students who log any reading on their online reading log by the deadline will be counted toward participation. While we hope that all students will try to secure donations, you do not have to have any donations to count as participating.
For our Read-a-thon this year, we are using an awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it super easy to request pledges from your family and friends and for them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. It is fun, it is easy and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!
The prizes for the Read-a-thon change each year. Things like “Pampered Lunches” to top winners, scoops of ice cream for the winning grade, and classroom prizes for participation. Look for information from your Fundraising team for the current year’s Read-a-thon prizes!
Reading Tips & Strategies
To make setting a daily reading goal easier, listed below are some sample times for each grade. Please work with your child to set a daily reading goal that is a bit challenging, yet attainable given his or her reading level and ability. If you have questions about what is appropriate, please contact your child’s teacher.