Each student will set a goal for how many minutes they will read from Friday, January 29 through Thursday, February 11. We would love to have each student set a goal of at least 20 minutes per day (280 minutes total).
We’re providing Pledge Sheets
early so your student can start asking family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor them.
The class with the most participation in Read-a-Thon (the number of students participating - not the total amount of minutes or number/amount of pledges) will win a coupon for a sweet treat (one winning classroom from each grade level: K/1, 2/3, 4/5, and Middle School).
Look for reading and book suggestions from your teachers and staff during Read-a-Thon!
Thank you for supporting Indianola! Let's Go the Distance!
We recommend taking the following steps to ensure a fun and successful Read-a-Thon!
Step 1: Download the various PDF forms. These forms include the:
(B) Read-A-Thon Goal Card
: This card will help you set your reading goals for Week 1 and Week 2. You can use this card to stay motivated and encourage sponsors;
(C) Read-A-Thon Pledge Letter
: this is a general information letter regarding Read-A-Thon that will help explain to sponsors why it is important to donate!
(D) Read-A-Thon Minutes Tally Sheet
: this sheet will help you tally your minutes throughout the 2 weeks of Read-A-Thon. (PLEASE NOTE: You will still need to record your minutes for each week in the online tally form, but sometimes having it recorded on paper helps!); If it helps to print these out, you can do that!
Step 2: Review the Read-A-Thon Checklist. This gives information and a schedule of the 2021 Read-A-Thon with all of the important dates. Be sure to include these dates on your calendar.
Step 3: Use the Read-A-Thon Goal card to set a weekly reading goal for yourself. You can then figure out how many minutes you will need to read each day to achieve your goal! Keep this Goal Card handy to remind yourself of your goal and stay motivated. Remember, you can Go the Distance!
Step 4: Use the Read-A-Thon Pledge Sheet
to gather sponsors. We recommend gathering at least two sponsors to support your reading efforts! You can use the Read-A-Thon Pledge Letter to help explain the Read-A-Thon to sponsors.
Step 5: Use the Read-A-Thon Minutes Tally Sheet to record your daily minutes.
Step 6: Enter your minutes using the link to the online tally form
. You can either enter your minutes daily or weekly. This will allow you to be entered to win weekly prizes and will help your classroom win a special treat!
Step 7: When Read-A-Thon is over, collect your donations from your sponsors. They can either donate directly using the PayPal link
or send a check to: Friends of Indianola Informal PTO, 251 East Weber Rd Columbus, Ohio 43202.
Thank you for participating in the 2021 Read-A-Thon!