Read-a-thon questions & answers

What is Read-a-Thon?

Read-a-Thon (RAT) is an 11-day, school-wide reading marathon and fundraiser for Julia Green. It is intended to be a fun way to encourage the love and importance of reading, improve student’s literacy skills, while also raising money for our school. RAT raises more than one-third of the budget for Julia Green’s Parent Teacher Organization. This year, RAT begins February 3rd and ends February 13th.

 

What do the funds raised go to?

The funds raised during Read-a-Thon will be used to purchase classroom materials, as well as provide the salary for our full-time reading specialists.

 

Who can donate to RAT?

Parents, grandparents, family, friends, businesses and neighbors can donate to this fundraiser. There is no limit or set amount for donations. Sponsors for this event will be recognized in various ways depending on their donation amount. Thank you so much to our wonderful corporate sponsors and host families! 

Corporate Sponsors: Businesses can sponsor at the $500, $1000 and $2500 level

Host Family Sponsors: Families can sponsor at the $100, $250 and $500 level

Individual Sponsors: Individuals can sponsor a student in any amount

 

What happens during the 11-day marathon?

Many exciting and fun things will happen during RAT. Some of these include a kick-off assembly, mystery guest readers, a book cover contest, favorite book character-day, and the closing ceremony where prizes and special recognitions will happen! More detailed information will come home with your child in the coming weeks. All students will receive a booklet to record their reading in and some grade levels will transfer their logs into Beanstack. More information about this process to follow.

 

What are the incentives for students?

There are 3 Club levels that students can reach, depending on how much reading they have done. Each club level has different prizes that can be won through a raffle drawing, so the more you read, the higher your chances are for winning the prizes. The prizes are for high interest places and businesses within our community that are sure to be a fun adventure for your child! More detailed information on the incentives will come. In addition, all students will be given some of the prizes.

If you have any additional questions regarding 2023 RAT, please reach out to the event chairs by emailing JuliaGreenRAT2023@gmail.com or the emails listed below. 


 

Read-A-Thon 2023 Co-Chairs

Grace Johnson
gracerjohnson@gmail.com 

 Jessica Staton
jessica.staton@gmail.com 

Rachael Sullivan

sullivanrach3@gmail.com 

Corporate Sponsor Chair 

Katherine Merrill

katherinebarnesmerrill@gmail.com

read-a-thon committee