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What is the Read-a-Thon?

If this is your first Read-A-Thon, you may have some questions. A Read-A-Thon is a fun activity and friendly competition to encourage students to read and to raise money for the school. Your student will not be graded on anything related to the Read-A-Thon.

How Does It Work?

Our school goal is to read 195,000 minutes this year. To achieve that goal, each student would need to read 40 minutes each day over the 10 days of the Read-A-Thon. The Read-a-Thon is also a fundraiser; our is to raise $8,100 to support our school. The money raised will go directly to the St. Anthony Park School Association, which funds supplies for art, music and classrooms, as well as fun activities for students and artist residencies. Students can ask friends, relatives and neighbors to sponsor them either by the minute, hour, or just a flat rate for participating and reading their hearts out. All the stuff you need is in the packets linked below. 

Logs & Minutes

Students will record the time that they read during the school day on a time log that will stay at school. They can keep track of the minutes they read outside of school on the log sheet in the packets linked below. 

Logs are due Friday, January 21st. If your student is out of school, please email your student's total minutes and any questions to


Students can return cash/check/coin pledges to their teachers with their reading logs on Friday, January 21st. Online pledges can be made here:

Prizes & Incentives

On Friday, January 21st, volunteers will collect student logs. Early the next week, volunteers will tally up the minutes and distribute raffle tickets to students so they can be entered to win prizes based on their minutes read. All students will receive at least one ticket, no matter what. This year a pizza party will be awarded to the classroom at each grade level with the most minutes. If we collectively reach our goal of 195,000 minutes, Principal Duke will transform into a superhero for the day!!!

Click below for informational packets for Kindergarten, Grades 1-5, and Teachers

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Comic Book Illustrations

In-School Reading Logs