Edison's Seventh Annual Read-A-Thon!
Thu, Sep 19 11:48pm

Edison’s Seventh Annual Read-A-Thon: “Reading Is Out Of This World!” - Monday, September 23rd, through Friday, October 4th.


Parents! Your student(s) will be sent home with their Read-A-Thon packet on Monday. These packets will contain a Read-A-Thon booklet that they will need to complete and return to their teacher by October 4th. Students will also attend a “kick-off” assembly with local author Annette Pimentel on Monday morning! 


The Read-A-Thon is an amazing and fun opportunity for all of our students to get involved in raising money for Edison while developing a love for books!  This is our only student-led fundraiser, and the best time for your kids to ask for donations from friends, family, and neighbors to support the school. 


Students set a daily reading goal for the two-week period.  All time spent reading outside of school counts - whether your child is reading or being read to. 


Students share their reading goal with family, friends, and neighbors, and ask for a flat donation to support their efforts!  


Each student should try to raise at least $50 or ask 10 people for donations. All donations are tax deductible. And as an incentive, there will be fun prizes for students who read the most and raise the most money! For more information go to: https://edisonpta.org/fundraising/read-a-thon/


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep the reading log/board in the envelope your student(s) that will go home with them on Monday, September 23rd. You will need to return the completed reading log/board with all donations (cash and checks) in the envelope no later than Friday, Oct. 4th. 


Dine and Donate Night at Tomatina and Books, Inc. Night - Tuesday, October 1st, 5:00 - 9:00 PM.


Purchase a book or two for your child(ren) so they can read them for the Read-A-Thon at our Books, Inc. night AND earn money for Edison! Be sure to head next door for dinner at Tomatina and earn more money for Edison! 15% of all proceeds will be donated to Edison by Books, Inc. and Tomatina!!


Spread the word! Tomatina and Books, Inc nights are open to all -- so invite your family and friends to join you on Park Street! 


Please present the attached Tomatina flyer to your server with your payment for Edison School PTA to receive credit.


Get your children excited about the Read-A-Thon! 

Engage your kids by taking them to a local story hour at the library! Keep your eyes open for a book exchange box at Edison! Participate in the poster contest! Look for book recommendations on the Edison PTA’s website -- and add your own, too!


More Read-A-Thon information will be sent next week, too!