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NOVEMBER 13 – 30, 2017



"A Workout For Your Brain"

What is Read-A-Thon?

The Read-A-Thon is a fundraiser that challenges students to use their most important academic skill, READING, to directly support our school. The money raised goes to sustain our PFC-funded initiatives such as grade-level aides, reading and math specialists, science aides, art awareness and vocal music.

How does Read-A-Thon work?

    ·    Students set a reading goal (hours or minutes/day) for the 18-day reading period,

         November 13-30.

    ·    Students solicit sponsors to support their goal, via their personal webpage or in person.

    ·    Students and parents record pledges and log minutes on the Read-A-Thon envelope. TK – 1st                 grade may include minutes read aloud to them by an adult. 2nd thru 5th grade may include                 minutes they read to a younger sibling or friend.

    ·    Students earn prizes based on hours read and money raised.

    ·    Sustained silent reading that students do in or outside of class DOES count at all grade levels. 

    ·    Teacher read alouds, when students are just listening in class, should NOT be included in                      reading time.

How do I collect donations?

1) Donate online via You will receive an email from containing a link to your child’s personal fundraising page. Our school's main page will be accessible on Sunday, November 12.

2) Collect donations in person. All cash/checks should be turned in together with your child’s Read-A-Thon envelope. Checks should be made payable to Walnut Acres PFC with your child’s name in the memo line.

How do I earn prizes?

3 levels of individual prizes:

    ·    Bronze - raise at least $25 or read at least 1 hours

    ·    Silver - raise at least $50 or read at least 10 hours

    ·    Gold - raise at least $100 or read at least 20 hours

Schoolwide, grade level and classroom prizes:

    ·    Top 3 readers and top fundraiser in EACH GRADE LEVEL will also receive a special prize

    ·    Classrooms with 100% participation will earn a pizza party

    ·    All Gold Level achievers will be entered to win the grand prize


When are donations due and when are prizes distributed?

Donations and completed envelopes are due on Friday, December 1 and no later than Monday, December 4. Students will turn in their Read-A-Thon envelope (with pledges enclosed) to their classroom teacher. Prizes will be distributed the week of December 11.


Questions? Please contact Katie Reed and the Read-A-Thon Team at