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The 1st Annual Read-A-Thon   Wednesday, October 16th 

The Lester Prairie PTO is excited to announce that we are trying something new for our Fall Fundraiser: The 1st Annual Lester Prairie Elementary School Read-A-Thon!     

What is our READ-A-THON fundraiser all about?  

  • The Read-A-Thon will promote reading and build literacy skills while raising money to support our school.  It does not involve selling, and 100% of the donation goes directly to the LP PTO, which in turn goes directly back to students and their classrooms to enhance their school experience. A portion of the fundraised money will also be used to purchase new library books. 

  • Students will be asked to solicit donations from people (sponsors) who would like to support their learning and the school. (Potential sponsors:  grandparents, aunts & uncles, family, friends, neighbors, etc.).  Pledge forms will be sent home Friday, October 4th and should be returned by Monday, October 14th. 

  • Teachers, other staff, and some special guests will be hosting reading sessions throughout the school day on October 16th.  Students in grades K-6 will choose themed reading sessions to participate in.  Each student will read (this includes independent reading and being read to) for a total of 210 minutes.  These minutes are broken down into seven 30-minute reading sessions throughout the day. 

  • The day will end with an assembly in the gym.  During the assembly, the classroom that brings in the highest average donation per student will be recognized.  Winners of the raffle prizes will also be announced. 

    Incentives and Prizes 

  • Classroom Prize:  A set of books for the classroom. 

  • Individual Prizes:  Students will earn tickets for a chance to win prizes. 

  • All students will receive 1 ticket for participating. 

  • Additional tickets are earned based on money raised. 

$25 +          1 ticket     $125 +     5 tickets      

$50 +      2 tickets$150 +     6 tickets 

$75 +         3 tickets$175 +     7 tickets 

$100 +      4 tickets$200 +    8 tickets 

Every $25 is worth an additional ticket.  

  • Students will be able to place their ticket(s) in a prize bucket of their choosing for a chance to win.  

  • Some examples of prizes are: 

  • A ride to school in a fire truck 

  • Sit with the basketball team during a game 

  • Family athletic season pass 

  • Concession certificate 

  • Gym teacher for a half day 

  • Gift Certificates 


We look forward to this new opportunity to raise funds for our school while encouraging a love of reading and literacy.  Thank you in advance for your support.  – Lester Prairie PTO 

Please sign up on the Remind App https://www.remind.com/join/68b93k. ; If you already have the Remind App please join our class @68b93k.  Here you will find the mintues to the meeting, requests from teachers, upcoming events and when we are looking for volunteers. 

You can also find us out on Facebook at Lester Prairie School PTO!


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