Dear Flint Hill Families,

We are pleased to announce Flint Hill’s second Read-A-Thon – “Hibernate with a Good Book”!  This event is designed to encourage our students to read as well as raise funds for our school.  The first Read-A-Thon, held last year, was a great success.  Students read 177,671 minutes during the 2-week period!  We are hoping to reach our goal of 200,000 minutes read this year!

Our Read-A-Thon will kick-off on Friday, January 27th with a PJ party and DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) time at school.  The event will end on Sunday, February 12th.  Our number one goal is to encourage our students to reach 200,000 minutes read.  Our secondary goal is to raise $10,000 to support ongoing student programs at Flint Hill.

Although our Read-A-Thon begins in the classroom it continues in the home.  Students will be asked to pledge their participation in the Read-A-Thon by signing and returning their reading logs in a timely fashion.  Students will also solicit family members and friends to sponsor their reading with either a flat donation or a pledge per 10-minutes read.

In a few weeks, students will receive their pledge packets.  These packets shall include:

  • Reading Logto help students keep track of the minutes they read.
  • Pledge Formto solicit funds through the sponsorship of family members and friends.  Please do not go door to door to solicit pledges.  People can sponsor per 10-minutes read or give a flat donation of any amount.  Pledges are not required to participate in the Read-A-Thon.
  • Read-A-Thon Guidelines – outlines rules for the Read-A-Thon.


All students who participate in the Read-A-Thon will receive a special bookmark and a packet of hot cocoa!

All students who collect at least $10 will receive a drawstring sports bag!

All students who collect at least $50 will have their name entered into a raffle drawing for an Amazon Kindle!

(Note:  2 Kindles will be given out, 1 for grades K-2, 1 for grades 3-6)


Additional prize tiers include:

  • Popsicle Party for the class in each grade level with the highest number of total minutes read.
  • Pizza Party for the class with the overall highest number of minutes read.
  • $25 VISA gift cards to the top three classes with overall highest number of minutes read.

We are counting on your support to make our Read-A-Thon a success!  Our goal is to make our students stronger, more enthusiastic readers.  Please help your child get excited to take part in the Read-A-Thon!

Thank you for your support!

The Read-A-Thon Committee (Gayle Schlueter, Shana Coward, Amanda Dixon, Clare Kersten, & Denise Bilidas)

Important Dates:

January 24 – Students receive Pledge Packets and may start collecting sponsors.

January 27 – Read-A-Thon begins!  School-wide Pajama Day & DEAR time.

February 3 – Students may turn in first set of reading logs & sign library dragon.

February 12 –  Read-A-Thon Ends

February 17 – Pledge Packets due (including reading logs, pledge forms, and pledge money)

Winners will be announced on the Morning News on Read-Across-America Day, March 2nd