Read-A-Thon: Raise Money for VOE and Earn Prizes!

READ-A-THON is going on NOW – March 22 – April 2.

The pledge form is still open and pledges will continue to be accepted through April 9th. https://digitalpto.wufoo.com/forms/w5m7har0qzu541/

Here is a link to the Reading Log  ***For those who may have problems downloading the reading log, it is also available on the Valley Oaks Elementary PTA Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please contact Brie Bash, brie.bash@gmail.com.


Read-A-Thon is an exciting new fundraiser to raise money for VOE! It will also encourage our kids to read more with awesome prizes! 100% of the money raised goes to the Valley Oaks PTA, which pays for two teachers’ salaries, improved technology, and much more. 

WHAT DO YOU DO NOW? Starting right now, you can collect Read-A-Thon pledges from grandparents, family, & neighbors. Use this link to enter your pledge and share it with friends & family. The more you raise, the more you can win! https://digitalpto.wufoo.com/forms/w5m7har0qzu541/

WHEN DOES IT START: On Monday, March 22nd, your students will start reading & recording their minutes until Friday, April 2nd. You’ll get an official reading log to keep track of how many minutes they read each day. Reading logs are due at school by Monday, April, 5th with a parent signature. 


  1. Students are asked to complete 10 reading sessions between Monday, March 22nd and Friday, April 2nd.
  2. Reading sessions can be done before or after school, or on the weekend. Classroom reading is not included.
  3. Pre-K and Kinder can also count minutes when a parent is reading to them. 
  4. Parents must sign the form at the end of the Read-a-thon. 
  5. Be Honest. No guessing or rounding off minutes. Please look at the clock or use a timer to clock your exact time.  
  6. Prizes will be awarded to each student by the amount of minutes read or the amount of money raised (whichever is higher). 

*All Prizes are cumulative. For Example: If your student reads 524 minutes, he/she would receive all 5 prizes listed up to the 500-599 category.


Minutes Read in 2 Wks  Prize
100-199 min or $50 raised  Fun Pencil Topper
200-299 min or $100 raised Stress Ball
300-399 min or $150 raised Light Up Sunglasses
400-499 min or $200 raised Long Arm Animals
500-599 min or $250 raised Light Up Flying Rocket
600+ min or $300 raised Space Flying Launcher
600+ minutes or $300 raised In a Drawing for a Kindle Fire  ($199 Value)
The Class in each grade with  the highest minutes Gets 10 minutes Extra Recess
Top Class with highest minutes On Announcements w/ Mr. Burgner



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