2016 Read-A-Thon Update

The 2016 Read-A-Thon was a huge success – thanks to you, sponsors and supporters of  P.S. 150 students.

So far, the Read-A-Thon fundraiser collected over 3,000 dollars – congratulations readers and thank you, sponsors!

As we tally sponsorship submissions for 2016’s Read-A-Thon, we would appreciate your patience while prizes are being distributed. Full shipment is expected by the end of the week, in which sponsored prizes will be delivered.

A shout out to a P.S. 150 parent, Sophia, for scouting fantastic grand prizes which made this our most popular Read-A-Thon yet.


Book Swap February 12th

Looking for something new to read?

We’re having a book swap!

P.S. 150 Book Swap Thursday, February 12th All Recess Periods Bring in gently used books to trade for new ones. Each child bringing in one or more books will receive up to 2 tickets to exchange for new books.

Books not selected will be donated to the school or a local charity. Books for older readers (3rd -6th grades) are especially appreciated! Children can drop off their books in their classroom Feb 6­-11th so that PTA volunteers  can organize the books in advance of the swap (volunteers welcome!)

Thank you for your support! The PTA Executive Board

Book Swap Flyer

Read-A-Thon 2014

Help us reach our goal of $10,000. Download Read-a-thon Packet here.

Find your sponsors and ask them to pledge money for every book read. Remember, do not solicit door-to-door or talk to strangers.

February 1 – March 1: Read your books!

March 1 – 9: Total the number of books you read and collect your pledges.

March 10: Return your Book List, Sponsor Form and pledge money to school. Checks should be made payable to P.S. 150Q PTA

Prizes 2014:

Pre K – 2nd Grade:

  • Read 1 – 15 books and receive a water bottle
  • Read 16-25 books and receive a water bottle plus a drawstring backpack
  • Read 26+ books and receive a water bottle, drawstring backpack and a reading light

Top Reader (one per grade): Receives a $25 gift certificate to Scholastic Book Fair

Class prizes:

  • The class with 100% participation wins a pizza and ice cream party
  • The class with most books read AND most funds raised will win $50 for a class project or activity of their teacher’s choice

If you have any questions, please contact the PTA at ps150qPTA@gmail.com or 718-784-2252 xt 1551

FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN BY MARCH 10TH to be eligible for prizes.

Mid-Winter Recess

We are entering Mid-Winter Recess from February 20th through February 24th. We hope you enjoy a safe and productive week and would like to remind you that there are only two weeks left of the Read-A-Thon. Reading should be a daily part of a child’s curriculum regardless of the school break. Remember, for the Read-A-Thon you can count everything your child reads. The recess break is an excellent time to pore over books, magazines, newspapers – anything your child is willing to read.

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents” – Emilie Buchwald

Download Read-A-Thon Students Docs

Read-A-Thon For parents

Checks for sponsorship should be made payable to “P.S. 150Q PTA”


Read-A-Thon Halfway Mark

We are nearing the halfway mark of P.S. 150’s Read-A-Thon. The word on the street is, students are brimming with encouragement and everybody is doing a fantastic job. Students, teachers, parents and school staff – whether you are approaching your goal or savoring a really good book – you are making it happen!

Although the Read-A-Thon goal is to raise funds to replenish and replace the classroom library books, our emphasis is to promote reading – remember to have fun.

It’s a great opportunity to make time, sit back and read together. Explore and discover a new author or revisit the classics, delve into progressive genres like creative non-fiction or simply browse through a magazine. Then discuss your opinions about the piece, the topic, the story – even the writing. The more you read, the more you promote literacy.

A friendly reminder – the required school reading done as homework can be logged for the Read-A-Thon as well. But any additional reading, such as magazine articles, newspaper stories and even comic books are all acceptable material for the Read-A-Thon’s reading list.

Find help with recommended books at the following websites:

Book Lists by Scholastic.com

BookAlike Search by Scholastic

Queens Library.org

The Read-A-Thon readers of P.S. 150Q are awesome. Thank you, for your support!