November 3-13, 2018

Read-a-Thon promotes literacy, inspires excitement about reading, and enables our students to help raise funds for Glennwood. Students compete for classroom and individual prizes for the most minutes/hours read, and seek sponsors to encourage and support their efforts. This year, our goal is to raise $6,000. Together, we can do it!

2018 Read-a-Thon Co-Chairs
Liza Levy (
Haley Stevens (

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Nov 1: Packets go home in folders
Nov 3: Read-a-Thon kicks off; start tracking minutes/hours read
Nov 8: Submit reading bookmark with minutes read for mid-event leader boards
Nov 9: Book Character Parade and leaders announced at Community Circle
Nov 12: Save the Date! SLT Reading Night at Ebster Gym
Nov 13 @ 8am: Read-a-Thon officially concludes
Nov 13-15: Submit final reading minutes/hours and pledged contributions
After Fall Break: Winners announced

when is Read-a-Thon?

Pledges may be collected until November 13. Students will track their reading minutes/hours outside of school from November 3-13 (ending at 8am on the 13th). Tallies will be taken mid-event for tentative class placement, and prizes will be awarded at the end. Please see sidebar for important dates.


How do students participate?

Students keep track of their reading minutes/hours on provided bookmarks (a Read-a-Thon packet will come home in folders on November 1). Minutes/hours are turned in on November 8 (at the midway point) and again between November 13-15 (at the conclusion of Read-a-Thon) to be tallied.

We have teamed up with, a fundraising platform that will allow you to create personalized fundraising pages to share via social media or email. While not required, this enables students to join their class “team” and have a little fun with their own fundraising page. It’s easy to do! Step-by-step instructions may be found here.


How can friends and family get involved?

There are two ways for friends and family to support Glennwood students during Read-a-Thon.

Students can collect monetary “pledges” for reading by using the sponsorship sheet included in the Read-a-Thon packet or via their personal fundraising page.  A flat rate or per hour rate can be donated. Pledged contributions should be collected and submitted between November 13-15, via checks made payable to “Glennwood PTA”.

Contributions can also be made online at any time during Read-a-Thon (be sure to include the student’s name and teacher in the notes section). Please direct friends and family to this link: Donate Online>> 


What prizes are awarded to read-a-Thon winners?

  • Highest reading class for each grade will receive a popsicle party and a visit by Dr. Beam to read a favorite book to the class

  • Highest reading student for each grade will receive a special lunch with Dr. Beam

  • All readers who read 18+ hours during the Read-a-Thon will be inducted into the “Reading Hall of Fame” and receive a special commemorative award

  • Participants may receive prizes such as bookmarks, “book bucks”, and other small tokens


What is the 2018 Read-a-Thon goal?

The 2018 Read-a-Thon goal is to raise $6,000, and we are confident we can do it! We estimate that if even half the students at Glennwood participate in the event, raising $40 in sponsorship each, we can meet our goal.


What do Read-a-Thon funds support?

Read-a-Thon funds go toward special enrichment programs such as Farm-to-School, teacher EL grants, field trips, school improvements, and much more. The Read-a-Thon is one of several important fundraisers for Glennwood and helps contribute to the overall funding needs of our school.


What if I have additional questions?

Please reach out to Read-a-Thon co-chairs Liza Levy ( and Haley Stevens ( They will be able to help you!