6th Annual P.S.130 Read-A-Thon

Dear P.S. 130 family:

Our sixth PTA Read-a-Thon will be held Friday January 12 through Friday January 26, 2018. This fun contest raises money to provide important resources directly to our school, including growing our new early childhood library, supporting author visits for all grades, and more! Last year we raised over $8,000 – we’re hoping to earn even more this year!!

Here’s how it works:

  • January 2-12: 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 12-26: 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. Please use a watch or timer – don’t guess!
  • January 27-Feb 2: Collect pledge amounts from your sponsors.
  • February 2-9: Return the reading log, pledge sheet, and collected funds to the PTA. You can also submit the payment by paypal (www.ps130pta.org). 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:

Wednesday January 24 we’ll have an evening Reading Night – from 6:15-7:15pm in the Lower School. Children can wear their pajamas and bring some favorite books to read with their family! Pizza will be available from 6:15-6:30. This is not a drop off event – children must be supervised.

January 24 is also Character Day – send your child to school dressed as their favorite book character! No masks or weapons, please!


Download the Read-A-Thon Log

Download the Read-A-Thon Pledge Form


Submit pledge payments with Paypal by using the button below.