Wild About Reading Read-A-Thon!
Mon, Oct 1 8:20am - Fri, Oct 19 2:50pm
Edison Elementary

Read-a-thon Kick-Off

On Monday, October 1, Edison will kick-off the Read-a-thon with a full school assembly featuring local author – Elisa Kleven. https://www.elisakleven.com/

After the assembly, all students will receive their Read-A-Thon packet — an envelope containing instructions, tips for asking for donations, a reading and donation log board and a safari bookmark to use as a fun tool for all the reading!


Set a Daily Reading Goal

Students set a daily reading goal for the two-week period. All time spent reading outside of school. No in-school reading should be recorded. All reading outside of school counts, whether your child is reading or being read to.


Secure Sponsors

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. Students record all donations whether check, cash, or an online donation in their reading and donation logs. Checks should be made payable to “Edison School PTA”.

It's really easy for donors to make online donations by credit card or Paypal using the form at the top of this page.


Track Reading Time

Read! Read! Read! Students mark off how many minutes they read each day in increments on their reading board. Parents and guardians may help students with this task.


Thank You Edison Students

Reading and fundraising is hard work! To thank our students, the reading log board has several incentives the students can reach along the way as they read more and more. If students raise at least $150, they will receive an Edison water bottle.

The top 3 readers (most minutes read) in each class will earn a safari hacky sack and bird glider and the top fundraiser in each grade will receive safari binoculars!


Turn in Log and Donations

Students need to bring their Read-a-thon envelopes containing their completed log board AND donations to their teachers on Friday, October 19. Logs and donations must be returned to their teacher no later than Monday, October 22nd or entry may not be considered for prizes.