March 15, 2017
Read-a-thon, March 31 to April 8
How many minutes can a Stevens student read in a week? Well,
we will find out when students take part in a read-a-thon where
they set a reading goal, ask for pledges, and then read, read
and read some more. Learn more about the read-a-thon and make a
What is our goal?
Our goal is that all of the students and their families at
Stevens Elementary participate in the read-a-thon. We encourage
everyone to pick up a book and read to or with your child. We
want our students to enjoy reading and are encouraging them to
set a challenging but attainable goal and have fun reading each
day to meet that goal. As they work towards this, they have
opportunities to win prizes along the way. 100% of this
fundraiser will benefit the students and we are asking that you
please join us in asking at least five friends, family and
neighbors to sponsor your child. Donors can even pay online by
credit or debit card. [ONLINE
Here’s how it works
This packet contains the Pledge form (which is the collection
envelope) the reading log and this flyer.
- Students begin by setting a reading goal. These
guidelines are located on the reading log.
- Then students ask for pledges to support their nine day
read-a-thon. Sponsors can donate one flat amount for the
entire read-a-thon which should be collected right away.
These donations should be returned with the Pledge form to
school on March 27th . Be sure to make a copy of the Pledge
form for your records.
- Sponsors can also pledge an amount per minute such as 20
cents per minute. These donations will be collected after
the read-a-thon ends and the total minutes read are
calculated. These donations should be turned in to school by
- Payment is accepted by cash, checks made payable to
Stevens PTA or online. Online payments can be made at:
paypal.me/stevenspta or through the donate button on the
- Please do not go door to door to solicit for donations.
- Stevens PTA is a recognized 501(c) nonprofit
organization and all donations may be tax deductible.
- Set a challenging but attainable goal
- Read and log your minutes on the reading log between
Fri. March 31st and Sat. April 8th
- Please do not guess at your reading minutes, look at the
clock or use a timer to accurately record your minutes
- Have an adult sign your reading log
Minutes that count
- Reading before and after school
- Being read to by other people.
- Reading aloud to your dog, cat, goldfish
- Reading in a train, with a fox, in the rain or on a box
- Reading under the covers with a flashlight
- Reading cereal boxes, flash cards, magazines,
newspapers, greeting cards, websites and all parent approved
- Reading to your sister or brother and if they are a
Stevens superstar then the minutes count for both of you!
Minutes that do not count
- Reading before March 31st or after April 8th
- Reading instead of doing your homework
- Reading during regular class time
Remember to be eligible for prizes:
1. Pledge forms must be turned into school by Mon. March 27
2. Completed reading log, signed by an adult, and all
remaining money must be turned into school by Wed. April 12.
Prizes, Prizes and More Prizes
- Turn in your reading logs by Wednesday, April 12 to
receive a participation award.
- Turn in your pledge form by Monday, March 27 with at
least one sponsor and be entered into several drawings to
win prizes throughout the read-a-thon.
- Students from each grade level with the most reading
minutes will win $20 in Scholastic reward dollars and a
- Students from each grade with the most pledges will win
$20 in Scholastic reward dollars and a prize bag.
- All students who turn in their pledge form by Monday,
March 27 and their signed reading log by Wednesday, April 12
and have at least $100 in pledges will receive a prize bag.
- Reach the school wide goal of a total 54,000 minutes
read from all of the students and the entire school will
have a surprise celebration!
Packets were sent home with every student, however, here are
extra forms you can download
PLEDGE FORM] [READING