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E2. Read-A-Thon/Book Fair

Read-A-Thon: September 28 - October 11, 2018
The Read-A-Thon is a school wide event and fundraiser from 9/28 - 10/11 that fosters reading. Students in all grades will track the number of minutes they read during this two-week period. In addition, students and their parents will seek sponsors for their reading.

Students and classes will be awarded reading prizes as follows:

  • All students who participate will receive a reading ribbon
  • The 3 students with the highest number of minutes read per grade level will receive prizes
  • The student in each classroom with the highest number of minutes read will receive a trophy
  • The classroom with the highest participation and total number of minutes will receive a trophy and class party

Parents will receive a packet of Read-A-Thon materials on or around Friday September 21st, which will include a reading log, honor code (both parents and students must sign it), instructions on how the read-a-thon will work and a sponsor page.

A free event for the community on Friday, September 28th from 5:00-7:00pm. This event includes:

  • Main Stage authors reading to the kids
  • Authors reading to the kids
  • Workshop activities including improv training for storytelling, crafts, Books & Bunnies and more
  • Author Meet and Greet area - kids can talk to the authors, ask them to sign books, etc.
  • Food and drinks

To fill your shelves with new books to read during the Read-A-Thon, we will host a Scholastic Book Fair opening September 28th at 5pm and continuing October 1-5th in the library.

There is always confusion between the Scholastic Book Fair flyer and the Scholastic Book Club flyers that are handed out by teachers. Both of these options support our school. The Book Club flyers support your teacher’s classroom and the Book Fair supports PFC and enrichment programs.


  • Hand out Read-a-thon packets to your classroom parents.
  • Communication/marketing about the Read-a-thon to your classroom.
  • • Organize parents in your classroom to volunteer at the Book Fair, especially when your class visits the Book Fair.
  • • Collecting all of the reader logs at the end of the read-a-thon period (on October 12th); following up with students and parents who have not turned in their logs and sponsor sheets.

Questions: Contact Sara Zaldivar @ sarazaldivar@yahoo.com