Read-A-Thon Update

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!

Be There: Read-A-Thon Kick Off

The Read-a-thon Kick Off Breakfast is this Wednesday, January 11 at 08:30 am – Be There!

In the meantime, check out the Scholastic website or the Queens Library website to help you find appropriate reading material for the big event.

Is your young reader hung up on a particular book or author? Whether it’s “Diary Of a Wimpy Kid” or anything by Eric Carle, you can help your reader find similar books at Scholastic Book Wizard:

Get your library card ready and visit the Queens Library on line. Reserve a book, renew books you’ve checked out or apply for the new mobile application for your Kindle, iPad, Nook and other digital readers. The application is free – click here.

Read-a-thon 2012

The Fundraising Committee is diligently working on the final touches to kick off the Read-a-thon event for early 2012. Currently, the committee is working on the sponsor forms and gathering information from librarians for a list of age appropriate books.

In addition, establishments in the P.S. 150Q area have been approached to match funds or supply prizes to motivate a higher achievement. If you know of any businesses or organizations that are interested in supporting the school and our students for this inspirational event, please email the PTA at

The Read-a-thon’s guidelines are being streamlined and will be provided with ample notice, but the committee is adamant in stating that the event is to be fun. Our goal is to raise funds through a process that involves the family and community with the added commitment to promote literacy.

Please join us at our next PTA Meeting in January 2012 for the event’s progress.