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Read-A-Thon Rules


In celebration of National School Library Month, all students in grades K-5 are asked to participate in the Read-A-Thon fundraiser.  This is a fun and educational way to raise money for our school without selling overpriced merchandise.  And the best part is that 100% of the money collected goes to our school.  Rewards are given to students based on reading participation and NOT on the amount of money raised.


Students are encouraged to get as many donations from sponsors as they can starting on Monday, March 29. You can raise money for Simonds by having your sponsors pledge a flat amount for your reading efforts. Your friends and family can also make donations online at by clicking here. For safety reasons, collect pledges only from people you know. Do not ask strangers!


The Read-A-Thon reading days run a total of nine (9) days from Thursday, April 1 through Friday, April 9.  The students will have some dedicated time during the school day to read and the teacher will  record their minutes.  The students are encouraged to continue their reading at home and are responsible for getting adult initials each time they read.  To make setting a daily reading goal easier, listed below are some sample times for each grade.


  • Kindergarten: 10-20 minutes    

  • First: 15-25 minutes                    

  • Second: 20 -30 minutes

  • Third: 25-35 minutes

  • Fourth: 30-45 minutes

  • Fifth: 30-60 minutes


Please work with your child to set a reading goal that is a bit challenging, yet attainable given his or her reading level and ability. If you have questions about what is appropriate, please contact your child’s teacher.


*Be sure to record all your reading time throughout the week and get an adult to initial each time.  Use additional forms if necessary. 

*Students too young to read alone can have a family member or friend read to them and it counts as minutes.

*Students reading to other students counts as time for you both!

*Assigned reading for homework also counts toward reading minutes as well.


Please return your completed Sponsor Form, Reading Log  and all collected donations to the office (or online) by April 16, 2021. Checks should be made payable to Warner PTO.  See the "Sponsor A Student" page fore more information about making an online donation.


All students who read will receive a participation prize.  The top reader in each grade will receive special recognition and a large paint filled balloon so they can use to "Slime the Principal"  during the Reward Celebration in May.