Readathon's Magic Begins!

Open’s annual Readathon launched today at assembly on February 14th and continues until March 7th!  It was revealed that this year's Readathon theme is "The Open School of Reading & Wizardry" inspired by the Harry Potter series.

This three-week event is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity to promote childhood literacy. It is designed to help all students find joy in reading, foster interest in new genres of books, spend more time in our wonderful library, and inspire readers of all levels to read more during their free time.  

After assembly, your child received an envelope with instructions and a reading log. Please review this with your child to ensure they are following instructions.

Students need to read at least 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week in order to receive their weekly award. Whether you or somebody else reads to your student, the minutes count! Students who read 480+ minutes or 1000+ minutes per week will receive special recognition. 

We need your help to do the following for your child:

  • Ensure you child reads/ is read to at least 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
  • Ensure the reading log is legible. 
  • Insert and verify total weekly minutes. 
  • Ensure you initial your child’s reading log in the spaces provided.
  • Ensure your child brings their reading log for tallying on Wednesday, February 20, 27, and March 6.
  • Encourage your child to participate in the special achievement activities. Be the reading cheerleader for your child!

Volunteer to Help with Tallying on Wednesday Mornings: 

Each Wednesday morning students will turn in their reading logs which volunteers will tally and record.  The committee would appreciate two adult volunteers from each cluster to help with the tallying process right after drop-off on Wednesday February 20th, 27th and March 6th.

Please sign up here to volunteer for tallying and if your child’s cluster is full feel free to sign-up for another cluster.

Volunteer to Help in the Library During Recess and Lunch:

We would also appreciate daily library support during recess and lunch for the duration of the Readathon.  Please sign up here to volunteer in the Library.  

For more information, (email Kathryn ) (Turnbull).

The Readathon Committee appreciates your help and support. 

Expiration Date: 
Mar 7