Thanks to all the parents who attended the Read-A-Thon Kickoff Breakfast meeting. The PTA’s Fundraising Committee is both excited and a little nervous as we approach the launch date of January 17. We’re excited that a great idea has become a reality. It confirms that parents can make a difference.

We’re also anxious for its debut. We anticipate minor glitches, as this is the first event of its kind. If you have any suggestions, kindly present it to the PTA’s Fundraising Committee and we’ll gladly address it immediately. Because the event’s success largely depends on the support of the parents – please climb aboard and spread the news. Word-of-mouth promotion is our strongest tool.

We’d like to reiterate that the Read-A-Thon is more than just a fund-raising event. It’s an opportunity to connect through reading – set goals and work for a cause. Don’t forget to make it fun!

Downloadable Student Package below:

Read-A-Thon Student Package

Translated_Read-a-thonDocuments[2] (Translation courtesy of Monica Wyse and Noemi Campos)

Read-A-Thon begins on January 17th (Observed Martin Luther King Day) and ends on March 02nd (Dr. Seuss’ birthday)

Grand Prize: The top two earners of each class are invited for a special screening at the Museum Of The Moving Image.

Boost for Non-fiction: The Read-A-Thon reading list can contain any reading material at the child’s level, from required school reading to magazine articles, newspaper columns, sports columns and even comics!