Read as many books as you can over the mid-winter recess!

February 16th to February 25th. Collections due March 2nd.

Read-A-Thon Cover Letter

Pledge Form Download


Raise money for PS 261 and FirstBook through reading! Kids who don’t have books at home, and maybe not even enough books at school, don’t get enough practice to become good at reading. Without books to practice their reading, they fall behind in school and may never catch up. FirstBook is an organization that makes sure that kids and schools get access to books. This year half of the money students raise through the Read-a-Thon will help our school, and half will help FirstBook buy books for kids in need. How does it work? Students seek sponsors who will make a pledge to give money after the Read-a-Thon is finished. Students read as much as they can over February Break while logging the minutes they read from 2/16 – 2/25. Then collect payments to turn in at the school by 3/2. You can collect donations online! Sign up at PS 261 READ-A-THON 2018 You can also use the pledge sheet download available on this page. The PTA will make a payment of half of the funds raised to FirstBook. Let’s celebrate reading! Students who read 360 mins or more will receive a pin. The class that reads the most minutes will win a pizza party!