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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. 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 15-day reading period: Nov 18-Dec 2.
  •  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 as the event gets closer. More info to come.

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?

Schoolwide, grade level and classroom prizes:

  • *Top TWO fundraiser in EACH GRADE LEVEL will also receive a special prize
  • Top fundraising class between TK-2nd Grade will receive an Ice Cream Sunday Party
  • Top fundraising class between 3rd-5th Grade will receive an Ice Cream Sunday Party

When are donations due and when are prizes distributed?

*Donations and completed envelopes are due on DECEMBER 6th. Students will turn in their Read-A-Thon envelope (with pledges enclosed) to their classroom teacher. Prizes will be distributed December 12th & 13th.

*Reading Log Must Be Legibly Recorded Each Day, and Initialed by a Parent

Questions? Please contact the Read-A-Thon Team at

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Vice President Communications,
Oct 17, 2019, 10:40 AM