Read-A-Thon   — Latest version as of 2017-06-01 07:41:19


Our annual Summer Read-a-thon is a fun and easy way for students to feel good about themselves, maintain the learning and literacy they’ve achieved during the school year, AND help raise money for our school. It’s one of our most successful fundraisers!

What to do:

Just sign up!

Each student who is interested in participating fills out a form online. It is important that you do this first step, so we can get an estimate of how many students we should plan to give a prize to!

Gather pledges during the summer, and read, read, read!

At the beginning of summer vacation, students should send or give the pledge sheet to family and friends.

Click here for a letter to send to Friends and Family.

Click here for the Readathon Pledge Sheet.

Click here for the Reading Log.

Click here for the Readathon Letter to Collect Pledges.

Your child should keep track of both the books they read themselves and the books what were read to them. Yes, include bedtime stories! Students of all ages can participate. Pledges can be made on a per book basis, or as a lump sum.  

During the summer, use the reading log to write down the titles of the books the kids have read.  Parents, please help your child write the titles if necessary. If you lose your reading log, or need extra pages, feel free to use any type of paper to write down the titles. Visit your local library for more fun books. (The New York Public Library has its own summer reading program, and you can participate in both TNS’s and the NYPL’s program, counting the same books for each!)

Here are some books recommended by our teachers, parents and students:

At the end of the summer vacation, please collect the pledge money from family and friends to bring in to school in September. Pledges may be paid in cash or check, made out to The Neighborhood School P.T.A. or pay via PayPal by going to this web page: 

In September, bring in your pledge money and show us your reading logs!

Each participant will receive a special gift from the PTA. 

Thanks for supporting our enrichment programs at our school!

The Read-A-Thon Committee

The contributions are tax deductible (EIN: 13-4033837). Download The tax exempt certificates: City & State and Federal 501(c)(3)

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