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Spread the love of reading!

Register your child for the Read-A-Thon



September 28           Pajama Party and Book Fair Grand Opening
                                  Read-A-Thon begins

October 1-5               Scholastic Book Fair

October 11                Read-A-Thon ends



The Pajama Party gets better every year so be sure to mark your calendar for September 28! Wear your PJs and get there early to see Principal Martinez read his favorite book at 5:00pm.

Activities include:

  • Children’s authors read their books and answer questions
  • Hands-on fun at dedicated activity workshops
  • Read to rabbits in science lab at the popular Books and Bunnies
  • Be the first to shop the Book Fair
  • Find out if you’re a lucky winner - amazing baskets will be raffled off so don’t forget your tickets.
  • Eat your heart out - choose from 5th Grade pizza, and more delicious food from our local business supporters (PIE)

Sign up to volunteer at the Pajama Party.



This year’s SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR will open with the Pajama Party on September 28 at 5pm and continue October 1-5 in the library. You are invited to join your child to help them select books they will enjoy reading for the Read-A-Thon and all year long.

All classes will visit the Book Fair, giving students an opportunity to create their wish list, which they will bring home to parents. Also be sure to check out your teacher’s wish list of books at the Book Fair that they’d like to add to their classroom.

Parents can purchase books before or after school or during the Pajama Party on September 28. Parents can also send money or a check payable to Parents for Carpenter (PFC) with their children to make their purchases. Gift certificates also available!

Sign up to volunteer at the Book Fair.

The Book Fair will be open:
Pajama Party (9/28)                    5:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday - Friday (10/1-10/5)        7:30am - 3:30-m (Tuesday until 2:30pm)



The 4th annual READ-A-THON is a great way to foster a love of reading - while raising money for Parents for Carpenter.

Register your child(ren) to participate in our fantastic new reading time tracking tool, www.CarpenterReads.com.

The online registration is easy! You’ll need an email address to create your account, your readers’ names and teachers’ names. All of your readers can be added in the same account. If you registered last year, you must register again this year with your child’s updated information.

Every child who logs Read-A-Thon minutes will receive a reading medal. The class with the highest percentage of Read-a-Thon participants and total number of minutes read will receive a California Pizza Kitchen pizza party, so be sure to support your teacher!

Be sure to check our Facebook page for ideas on how to promote the Read-A-Thon - both with your children and donors!



Support Carpenter's enrichment programs by sponsoring your readers by the pages or minutes they read or with a flat donation amount for the entire reading period. Ask friends and family to donate too (grandparents love to support and sponsor reading):

Easy online donations here: https://carpenteres.ejoinme.org/MyPages/ReadaThon/tabid/720518/Default.aspx


Return the sponsor page in your Read-A-Thon packet on October 12th with checks or cash.



Individual Prizes:

  • Every reader wins a special reading medal!
  • For each grade, prizes will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd highest number of minutes read. Prizes are:
    • 1st Place: $75 Amazon.com gift card
    • 2nd Place: $50 Amazon.com gift card
    • 3rd Place: $25 Amazon.com gift card
  • The student in each classroom with the most minutes read will win a trophy.

Classroom Prizes:

  • The classroom in each grade with the highest percentage of students participating in the Read-A-Thon will win a pizza party lunch sponsored by our friends at California Pizza Kitchen. This party will include individual mini pizzas for each student in the class. Love pizza? Start reading!
  • In addition to the pizza party, the teacher with the highest percentage participation in his/her grade will win a trophy for the classroom.