Tuesday, February 19 – Thursday, February 28, 2019

Congratulations to all our READERS! This year’s Read-A-Thon saw the school read more than 126,000 minutes together, topping last year’s totals by nearly 30,000!

The highest classes were:

  • Room 100: 45,253 min (2,514 avg/student)
  • Room 213: 15,412 min (734 avg/student)
  • Room 209: 15,028 min (683 avg/student)

While all our readers were amazing, we had three students read over 3,000 minutes over the 10 days. Special congrats to Anaya (Room 100), Zoe and Joaquin (Room 202) for logging so many minutes!

In-class winners were:

  • 111: Colby
  • 113: Zoe
  • 100: Anaya
  • 107: Zoe & Sophia
  • 207: Zachary
  • 209: Penelope
  • 212: Harper
  • 213: Kaiya
  • 201: Coco
  • 202: Zoe & Joaquin
  • 205: Theo

Thanks to all who contributed to this great week, especially Charlie’s Corner and Dog Eared books. Donations will still be accepted until April 5 (

Thank you to our raffle prize sponsors!

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Download the 2019 Read-A-Thon Kit

How to Participate

Find Sponsors
Ask family, grandparents, and family friends to sponsor your reading by the minute or just a total dollar amount. Use the “Sponsors” form provided.

Read and Log Your Minutes
From Tuesday, February 19, through Thursday, February 28, record every minute you read on the “Your Minutes” form.  Classroom and homework reading count.  Being read to counts.  Comic books, magazines, newspapers, and picture books count.

Daily Raffle
When you read, fill out an “I Read Yesterday” raffle ticket and add it to the raffle bucket at morning circle.  Submit one ticket per student per day. From Wednesday, February 20, to Friday, March 1, prizes will be awarded every morning!

Turn In Your Forms
When the Read-a-thon ends, turn in your “Sponsors” and “Your Minutes” forms to your classroom teacher. Remember to put your name and room number on them and have parent signatures or initials where needed. Take a picture for your own records if necessary!

Collect Pledge Payments
After the event, ask your sponsors to submit their pledge payments by Friday, April 5. New for this year: all pledge payments should be submitted by credit or debit card at Because Harvey Milk PFC is a 501(c)(3) charity (Tax ID 46-5672780), all pledge payments are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and donation receipts will be issued for credit or debit card payments.