A Read-A-Thon is a fun way to raise funds for our school while supporting the educational goals of every student.  This year the students have been challenged to read a total of 25,000 minutes to meet a school wide goal!  

Make this challenge fun for the whole family! Take a trip to the library and stock up on books that interest your child. Encourage and praise your child as they participate and engage in reading anything that is appropriate for their reading level.

For children in the lower grades, listening to adults or older siblings read counts as reading time. When reading with your child, ask recall questions about characters or details of the story in order to build his or her reading comprehension skills. Talk about the story and relate it to your child’s everyday life when possible.

To parents, family members, and guardians, we encourage you to take the challenge of setting a goal and reading daily as well. Show your child that reading is important in your life too.

When our children see us reading, they learn the value and joy of it.


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Thank you...

The students at Simonds School thank you for your support at home.  If you wish to sponsor a student in support of their reading goals, we invite you to make your tax deductible contribution.  

Fun Reading Fact

April 12, 2021 is the day for the National D.E.A.R. event, which stands for "Drop Everything and Read".

Beverly Cleary wrote about D.E.A.R. in her book Ramona Quimby, Age 8. Since then, “Drop Everything and Read” programs have been held nationwide on April 12 in honor of Mrs. Cleary’s birthday. 

Simonds students are looking forward to participating in this, and other fun reading activities, throughout the week of the Read-A-Thon.  


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