Over Spring Break students are challenged to read as part of the annual TVCS Read-a-thon.  This event, sponsored by the TVCS Parent Teacher Organization, runs from March 13th to March 28th.   See more information below. 

When: March 13th- March 28th

Who: PTO is sponsoring a Read-a-thon for all classes and students

Why: Encourage reading over spring break & raise funds for classroom & school improvements


  1. Students set a minute reading goal
  2. Students start collecting pledges Saturday, March 13th
  3. (Pledges can come from family, friends, and neighbors- with parent help)
  4. Students log date and minutes read and parents initial whenever the students read
  5. Collect pledge donations at the end
  6. Return packet (with Minute Reading Log, Pledge form, & money) by April 8th

With questions, contact Andrea Daigle at or the PTO at

What kind of reading counts?

  • Reading in a train, with a fox, in the rain, or on a box
  • Reading aloud to other people, dogs, cats, fish, pets, or toys
  • Being read to by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends, etc.
  • Reading under the bed covers, with a flashlight, late at night (but only if it is okay with your parents)  
  • Reading assigned homework (including book report reading)
  • Reading anything, in any language (even cereal boxes)

Logging Minutes:

  • No guessing or rounding off minutes- Please look at the clock or use a timer or stopwatch to clock your minutes

CHARACTER COUNTS—be honest with your minutes

  • Parents need to initial your minutes on the Minutes Reading Log

Participation Prizes:

  • All participants who turn in their reading log with at least one entry (Even without any pledge donations)
  • All students that reach their minute goal (set that with your parents)
  • Classes that reach the class minute goals (set by classes and teachers)


  • Class with the most minutes read will get a prize!
  • Top reader in each grade level will get a prize!
  • Top reader in the school will get a grand prize!

Read-a-thon Minute Tracking Form for Students