2021 Katherine Elementary PTA

READ-A-THON & Book Give-Away


In lieu of our usual Spring Fundraiser Jog-a-thon we will be hosting a virtual and distance friendly Read-a-thon. So, dust off those favorite stories and get ready to hunker down with some great books, all while raising money for our school!

We have some fun prizes lined up for our top readers, top earners, and grade level readers! Please see the INFORMATION FLYER for details! Even if your student can't gather donations at this time, they still have opportunities to earn prizes by logging their reading time!


Our fundraiser Read-a-thon will run for two weeks. It kicks off March 1st and runs through March 12th. As part of our kickoff, every student will receive a free book on March 1st! We will also have fun prizes and reading rewards available! We are asking students to accept donations from friends and family in support of their reading efforts. Students can receive flat donations or per-minute donations using 99Pledges as our online donation platform. The funds raised are vital to our many PTA funded efforts, including instructional materials, classroom supplies, PE and playground equipment, school events and assemblies, and much, much, more! We understand this has been a difficult year for many so please only give as you are able.

To get started follow these steps:
  1. Go to our PTA website and fill out a participation waiver. It can be filled out quickly and easily online HERE. All classrooms with 100% participation waivers submitted will get to celebrate with a pajama day!

  2. Set up your student page HERE. Email out your page to friends and family.

  3. Log reading minutes every school day (Mon-Fri) by submitting THIS FORM. Be sure to log daily and earn minutes towards reading rewards!

  4. Read, read, read some more, and have fun! Ways to Help:

    • Post and share the 99Pledges page with family and friends via social media and email.

    • Encourage lots of reading! Check to see if the daily log has been submitted.

    • Honesty! While it’s tempting for students to inflate the number of minutes read, we hope families can use this as a valuable opportunity to teach the importance of honest, hard work.

  5. Remember the deadline for entering reading hours is Friday, March 12th at midnight!

  6. The deadline for submitting donations via your student's 99Pledges page is midnight on Wednesday, March 17th.

  7. Winners will be announced before Spring Break.

  8. Any questions? Please email keptacroc@gmail.com!


Thank you for your Support!
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Click here to create a personalized pledge page for your student!


After your student's page has been created, you can use the buttons provided to reach out to friends and family by email, Facebook, and Twitter! 


People visiting your student's page can donate whatever amount they would like, easily and without registering for anything! They can also search for your student(s) via the main page. 

Here is a sample message for sharing:

{Student's Name} is participating in a Read-a-thon fundraiser, and would love your support. If you'd like to donate, you can do so online at the following link: {paste your student's URL}.

Thanks for your support!