Dear P.S. 130 family:
Our eighth PTA Read-a-Thon will be held Friday January 17 through Friday January 31, 2020. This fun contest raises money to provide important resources directly to our school, including growing our libraries, supporting author visits for all grades, and more! Last year we raised over $6,000 – we’re hoping to earn even more this year!!
Here’s how it works:
January 6 – 17: Gather sponsors on the attached pledge sheet. Sponsors can pledge a specific amount (1 cent, 10 cents, 25 cents, etc) per minute read, a total amount ($10, $25, $50, etc), or a per minute amount with a cap (for example, 10 cents per minute up to $50 total).
January 17 – 31: Read!!! Parents, please help your child keep track of the minutes read outside of school each day during the Read-a-Thon on the attached log sheet. You can count minutes your child reads independently, or reading together or aloud to your child. Minutes read for homework count. Only count minutes read during the Read-a-Thon days, outside of school. Use a watch or timer – don’t guess!
February 1 – 9: Collect pledge amounts from your sponsors.
February 1 – 14: Return the reading log, pledge sheet, and collected funds to the PTA. You can also submit the payment by PayPal using the button below. Please turn in your pledge form and log even if you pay by paypal, so we know how many minutes your child read!
We’ll have gift certificates for the top three readers! The classes that read the most minutes and with the most participants will each win a special prize.
We also have two special events planned to celebrate a love of reading:
January 17 will be an evening of Family Reading Night, from 6:15 – 7:30pm in the Lower School auditorium. Kids can wear their pajamas and bring some favorite books to read with their family! Pizza will be available from 6:15-6:30.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a drop off event – children must be supervised.
January 31 will be Character Day – send your child to school dressed as their favorite book character! No masks or weapons, please!