2016 Read-a-Thon

The seventh annual SES Read-A-Thon kicks off on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Download pledge booklets here.

The Read-A-Thon is the SES PTSA’s largest fundraiser of the year, combining Sunnyside’s passion for reading with support for the great programming sponsored by the SES PTSA.

Reading dates start Tuesday, January 26; reading units count until Monday, February 8. (For a unit to count, a teacher or other adult must sign off on the units; find the Read-A-Thon rules here.)

Reading units are:

  • Grades K—2: 1 unit is 10 minutes of reading
  • Grades 3—8: 1 unit is 20 minutes of reading
  • Adult reading to child: 1 unit is 30 minutes of reading.

Prizes for reading:

  • Top two readers (1 boy and 1 girl) in each class: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream cone and bookmark
  • Top classroom in each category wins $100 worth of books for his or her class, chosen by the teacher:
    • Category 1: Grades K—2
    • Category 2: Grades 3—5
    • Category 3: Grades 6—8

Prizes for fundraising:

  • Individual Prizes:
    • K—2 1st place: $100 Powell’s, or other scrip of choice
    • 3—5 2nd place: $75 Powell’s, or other scrip of choice
    • 6—8 3rd place: $50 Powell’s, or other scrip of choice
  • Class Prize: Top class fundraising in each category will have a class celebration of the teacher’s choice:
    • Category 1: Grades K—2
    • Category 2: Grades 3—5
    • Category 3: Grades 6—8

Pledge deadlines

Reading units and pledges turned in on and before Tuesday, February 16 to be counted towards all prizes. Return pledges to the SES office or make your pledge donation online. Pledges turned in on or after Wednesday, February 17, will be accepted gladly, but will not be counted toward prizes.

Prizes will be announced the week of February 22.


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