Kick off: February 14th, 2018
Ends: March 1st, 2018

Claremont’s third annual Read-a-Thon will kick off February 14th with school-wide “Celebrations of Friendship & the Love of Reading” with classroom parties and end on Read Across America Day on March 1st with a Pijama Day and special classroom guest readers. Students will ask friends and family to support their reading with a donation. Everyone who participates will get a prize.

The principal and assistant principal will challenge students to reach a school-wide total number of minutes read of 500,000 minutes. In return for reaching this goal, the Assistant Principal, Carlos Ramírez, will allow students to duct tape him to the gymnasium wall! Every class that reads 10,000 minutes will get a popsicle party and every class that read 20,000 minutes will get a pizza party!  Last year, students earned an extra pajama day and Mrs. Panfil kissed a pig!

The PTA uses 90% of the money raised to buy books in Spanish and English for Claremont Classroom Libraries.

Important Dates:

  • 2/9: Sponsorship Starts
  • 2/21: Family Reading Night
  • 3/1: READ-A-THON ENDS, Pajama Day & Read Across America Day
  • 3/11: Las Day to Collect Pledges & claim prizes

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Maria Godinho at