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Spread the love of reading!

Register your child for the Read-A-Thon



September 23-27      Book Drive

September 27           Pajama Party and One-Day Book Fair
                                  Read-A-Thon begins

October 10                Read-A-Thon ends



Clear out your shelves and get ready for the Book Fair! Donated books will benefit our teachers and after-school programs. Look for “Book Drive” bins near the Library in the mornings the week of September 23rd-27th!



Let’s start the new school year with some fun, put the kids in their PJ’s and join Principal Martinez as he reads his favorite book to kick-off our 5th annual Read-A-Thon. Mark your calendars for September 27th at 5pm to get some new books and join in the exciting activities.

Activities include:

  • Principal Martinez reading
  • Autographed books by Authors with Q&A - TBA
  • Hands-on fun at dedicated activity workshops
  • The always popular Books and Bunnies
  • Get new books at the Scholastic Book Fair - ONE night only
  • Raffle winners announcement - Tickets can be purchased Monday-Friday before the Pajama Party
  • Hungry? 5th Grade pizza and food from our local PIE business supporters will be for sale

Sign up to volunteer at the Pajama Party.



This year’s SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR will only be open with the Pajama Party on September 27th at 5pm in the library. It will not be for the entire week. 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.

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.

Need to make room for new books? We will gladly take your books from previous years for the school library and teachers’ classrooms during our Book Drive Monday – Friday before the Pajama Party.

Would you like to shop the Book Fair early and avoid the lines? Sign up to volunteer at the Pajama Party! Sign up here!

The Book Fair will be open ONE-DAY only on September 27th:
Volunteers ONLY                   2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pajama Party                         5:00pm - 8:00pm



The 5th annual READ-A-THON is a great way to foster a love of reading - while raising money for Parents for Carpenter. You may pick a Read-a-thon packet in the Main Office or download the sheets below. All information is available online.

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 special class 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


Return the sponsor page (download a copy below) on October 11th with checks or cash.

Get Read-A-Thon support from friends and family all over the world without even leaving your couch! Parents for Carpenter has verified charity status on Facebook, which means you can run a personalized campaign with just a few clicks. Download instructions on how to set up your campaign and tips for reaching your fundraising goal.



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 and most minutes logged will win a special class party!
  • In addition to the party, the teacher with the highest percentage participation and most minutes logged in his/her grade will win a trophy for the classroom.

Questions about the Read-a-thon? Email carpenterreadathon@gmail.com.