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The Fall 2016 Read-a-thon is all wrapped up with a pretty bow!

Thanks to the generous support and efforts from our parents, friends, families, teachers and students, we have had  wildly successful Fall 2016 Read-a-thon!  

The final numbers are in and here's how we did..

Total Minutes Read: 272,368 (that's 4,540 hours!)

Total Number of Students Participating:   458/644 (71%)

Total Number of Prizes Distributed:  481

Top Prize Winners by Grade Level:

(top 3 readers and top 1 fundraiser)

TK: Lyla R

K: Anna Y, Uday T, Zhi L, and Fritz L

1st: Joel J, Simone M, William W, and Milo E 

2nd: Daniel N, William L, Russell M, and Megan B

3rd: Angie Y, Madeleine C, Aleah C, and Robyn K

4th: Samantha B, Jason B, Jessica T, and Danica H

5th: Ala M, Conner B, Owen H, and Aaron B 

Classes with 100% Participation:  3rd Grade, Ms Cattalini and 5th Grade, Mrs Clark

Classroom with the most minutes read:

Team Grebe with 34,297 minutes (571.62 hours) or 17.86 hours per student

Classroom with the most funds raised:

    Team Cattalini with $2,650 or $106 per student 

Total Funds Raised: $30,000 + 

Thank you so much for supporting this very important PFC fundraiser. Outside of the Jaguar Fund, the Read-a-thon is our largest fundraiser and every contribution toward our PFC funded programs is greatly appreciated.

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 Walnut Acres Read-a-thon
November 10 - 27, 2016
"Books and Puzzles: A Feast for your Mind"

What is the 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. Money raised goes to sustain PFC-funded initiatives such as grade-level aides, Reading Specialist, and our amazing vocal music program. 

How does Read-a-thon work?

Students set a reading goal (hours or minutes/day) for the 18-day reading period, and they solicit sponsors to support that goal, via their personal webpage or in person. 

Students and parents record pledges on the Read-a-thon envelope and log minutes read on the back of the envelope. They can include all time spent reading OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. Students are encouraged to read alone, with parents, or to younger siblings. But, no, "reading" their games on their phones or tablets doesn't count! To qualify for prizes, parents must initial the reading completed each day.

Students earn prizes based on hours read and money raised.

How do I earn prizes?

There are 3 levels of individual prizes:

  • Puzzler - raise at least $25 or read at least 1 hour
  • Brain Bender - raise at least $50 or read at least 10 hours
  • Mind Boggler - raise at least $100 or read at least 20 hours
  • Top 3 readers and top 1 fundraiser in EACH GRADE LEVEL will also receive a special prize
  • Classrooms with 100% participation will earn a pizza and puzzle party

How are prizes distributed?

Students turn in their Read-a-thon envelope (with pledges enclosed) to their classroom teacher on Monday, November 28th and no later than Wednesday, November 30th. Prizes will be distributed in the MUR the following week.

Can my supporters donate online?

Yes! We are using 99 Pledges for online fundraising! You can donate via our school's main 99Pledges page , or, through your student's personal online fundraising page. Links to personal pages were sent via email on November 10, 2016.

Do you have a company that you'd like to feature as a sponsor on our 99Pledges website? 

 Gold Features your logo and links to your company website at top of webpage - $300 (only 3 available)
 Silver Your company name and weblink listed - $100 (great deal!)

To sponsor, email 

Sponsorships are due by Thursday, November 10.

Questions?  Please contact Dara Buzzard and Jill Ridlehoover at

Read-A-Thon Committee,
Nov 14, 2016, 9:06 PM
Read-A-Thon Committee,
Nov 14, 2016, 8:59 PM
Read-A-Thon Committee,
Nov 14, 2016, 9:07 PM
PFC President,
Apr 28, 2016, 1:12 PM
PFC President,
Mar 8, 2016, 9:02 AM