Introducing Our First Annual READ-A-THON!

READY, ready-set-readSET, READ!

Date: The whole month of February 2017

Mission: A fun school community event, which celebrates reading while empowering students to participate in fundraising for PS 372. All of the money raised will go directly to fund our school, 10% of which will go to our school library to purchase new books for the students.

How it works: Look for Read-a-thon packets in backpacks the last week of January. Ask family, friends, and co-workers to sponsor students either for an amount per minute of reading or as a lump sum donation. You can pledge online here.

Students participating in Ready, Set, Read! record their minutes (outside of the classroom) every day in their reading logs. Books count! Reading on a Tablet counts! Magazines count! Comics count! Newspapers count! Even homework reading counts! Students who are not reading independently should include the minutes they are read to by an adult.

February 15th will be Tally Day to check minutes read & begin to distribute milestone minute buttons. At the end of February, families return Reading Logs with collected sponsorship money & Pledge Sheets. Then we’ll distribute more certificates, buttons & prizes!
Questions? Want to volunteer to help? Email us at

Milestones & Prizes:

  • Every participant in our Read-a-thon will receive a certificate.
  • Students will be awarded buttons to showcase milestone minutes read.
  • Students reaching milestone minutes will be entered into a drawing to win gift certificates to local bookstores.

The class with the most participation in every grade will be awarded bookmarks & participate in choosing a portion of the books our school library will purchase with funds raised by our read-a-thon.

Here are links to the Read-a-thon information sheet, reading log and pledge sheet:

Instructions for Ready, Set, Read!