2020 Julia Green Read-A-thon

Read-A-Thon is an 11-day-long reading marathon that takes place from January 24 – February 3, 2020. Students read as many books as they can during this time to help improve their literacy skills. Read-A-Thon has always been a time honored, child-driven fundraiser for all kindergarten through fourth grade students at Julia Green Elementary School. Last year, students took pride in reading over 40,000 books during Read-A-Thon to achieve levels of reading recognition.



Read-A-Thon Sponsors:

Online Form for Sponsor Donations

We would love for all students to sign up at least one financial sponsor.  Write your sponsor names and pledge amounts in your RAT booklet.  All donations can be made online!  You can also make a donation by check (made out to Julia Green PTO with Read-A-Thon in the memo line). Please return all sponsor donations on Tuesday, February 4th in your RAT sponsorship envelope.

Read-A-Thon Corporate Sponsors

We have several corporate sponsorship opportunities available.  For more information, please contact Kelly O'Rear (korear@gmail.com).

How You Can Participate:

  • Read with your child during Read-A-Thon! Winter is a great time to snuggle up with a good book. Encourage them often, and have fun! 

  • Record books daily in book log and return to school each day. Don't forget to sign off on the books your student has read!

  • Encourage honest participation! Literacy is something that will stick with your student forever. Encourage them to read books on their level.

Timeline of Events:​
Thank You To Our
Read-A-Thon Presenting Sponsors:

SunTrust now Truist

Bookmark Sponsor:

Jones Legacy Group

Hornet Sponsors:

Anderson & Ditcharo Orthodontics | Dale Inc. | Tony Rose | Gluck Orthodontics | Woodmont Investment Counsel, LLC | Proctor Marble & Granite | McCabe Pub | WR Newman & Associates, Inc. | Pioneer Coach | The Hills Dentistry | Steve Kravitz Physical Therapy | Lindsey + Amonette + Nemer | Nashville Custom Woodwork

Gold Sponsors:

The Hutcheson Family | Uncle Classic Barber Shop | McNutt Pediatric Dentistry | Plaid Rabbit | Hillsboro Animal Hospital | Truckers Lighthouse | Alfred Williams & Company | Sallie Simmons, realtor | Hall Strategies | McInteer & O’Rear | Jim Crossman, Class of 1955

  • Tuesday, January 21st – Book Cover Contest Submissions Due

  • Friday, January 24th – RAT Kick-Off

    • Wear your RAT T-Shirt to school

    • RAT Booklets and books distributed

    • Kick off Assembly

    • Book Cover Contest Winners Announced

  • Sunday, January 26th from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. – Parnassus Day, 20% of proceeds benefit JG

  • Tuesday, January 28th – Counting Day #1

  • Friday, January 31st – Read-A-Rama in Pajamas, Counting Day #2

  • Monday, February 3rd – RAT ends at 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, February 4th – Last Counting Day

  • Friday, February 7th – Celebration Assembly! Wear Your RAT T-Shirt


Please feel free to contact our chairs regarding this special event. Corporate Sponsorship questions should be directed to Kelly O'Rear (korear@gmail.com).  For general Read-A-Thon inquiries,  Rankin McGugin (rankin.mcgugin@gmail.com) and Ali Warner (abwarner@gmail.com) will be happy to answer any questions.


Julia Green Elementary PTO

3500 Hobbs Road,

Nashville, TN 37215

(615) 298-8082

The mission of Julia Green Elementary School is to create a foundation that encourages compassion, tolerance, integrity and a commitment to learning.

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