Thank you to all the students and teachers who read and collected pledges for this year’s Read-A-Thon. Together, HPS students read over 350,169 minutes… that’s 5,836 hours!!… AND raised over $25,000 for the school!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Now for this year’s winners:
The team with the most amount of minutes read is Team JRR Tolkein. Congratulations Ms. Lorenz and Ms. Kohler’s homerooms. Together they read 41,393 minutes!
The team with the highest average of minutes read per student at 1,051 minutes per student is Team Loren Long. Congratulations Ms. N. Roberts and Ms. Endres’s homerooms!
The following classes have earned a Pajama Day and Extra Reading Time for the highest participation: Ms. Kohler, Ms. Lorenz, Ms. Witkowski, Ms. N. Roberts, Ms. Neaton, Ms. Fischer, Ms. Sims.
And now for the class winners! Because you all read so much this year and we had such a great turnout, this year we will be handing out prizes for second place as well.
First Place: Sarah Harman
Runner up: Tyler DiLandro
First Place: Savannah Hay
Runner Up: Dexter Morin
First Place: Kyra Paul
Runner Up: Miriam Monroe
First Place: Ausar Mazloomi
Runner Up: Ben Van Fleet
First Place: Scarlett Fallang
Runner Up: Nakota Hoehn
First Place: Joanna Brownlee
Runner Up: Lila Hughes
Ms. A Roberts
First Place: Jacob Bell
Runner Up: Russell Jellison
First Place: Hadley Gregoire
Runner Up: Teddy Amos
First Place: Amelia Han
Runner Up: Maddie Hillenmeyer
First Place: Blaise Haber
Runner Up: Simon Lucas
First Place: Charlie Miller
Runner Up: Clara Ogrin-Cotarlan
First Place: Knox Hammond
Runner Up: Jude Boldt
First Place: Parker Williams
Runner Up: Claire VanderMolen
First Place: Arlo Leslie
Runner Up: Hannah Eisenstein
First Place: Emme Williams
Runner Up: Ajay Hill
Ms. N Roberts (2nd grade)
First Place: Ella Hammond
Runner Up: Quinlan Sicnolf
First Place: Aiden Richardson
Runner Up: Alex Hindery
First Place: Aueen Mazloomi
Runner Up: Merritt Sicnolf
First Place: Maeve VanderMolen
Runner Up: Walter and Louie Godsey
First Place: Faryan Mazloomi
Runner Up: Nick Jellison
First Place: Laney Cruz Moore
Runner Up: Hunter Faris
First Place: Kahlan Bradley
Runner Up: Grace Nolan
First Place: Eliot Hanneken
Runner Up: Charlie Hogan
First Place: Desmond Moore
Runner Up: Parker Haynes
Thank you again for all of your efforts and Congrats! to all the students who participated and help make this such a successful event!
Each year the HPS-PTO organizes a Read-A-Thon to help raise money to support field trips for our kids and to meet classroom needs identified by our teachers. This year, between October 3rd through October 28th, the entire school will participate in a contest to see which team of students can read the most. Classes will be paired in cross-grade teams, named for children’s authors: A.A. Milne, Mo Willems, Maurice Sendak, Beverly Cleary, Dr. Seuss, Roald Dahl, E.B. White, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Loren Long, Judy Blume, and Shel Silverstein.
We kindly ask for your support, by sponsoring a reader, encouraging your student(s) to read, and helping to make this fundraiser a fun experience for the kids. Prizes will be awarded to the team with the highest amount of minutes read, the team with the highest average of minutes read per student, as well as the top reader in each homeroom. There will also be participation prizes for returning or submitting your forms at the end.
Every child is encouraged to participate no matter how much money they raise. Homerooms with the highest participation (meaning reading logs completed, with or without pledges) will earn a pajama day at school, and free reading time during ELA period on pajama day.
- September 27: Read-A-Thon packet goes home in Tuesday folder
- September 29: Read-A-Thon Kickoff Rally
- October 3rd: Set reading goals; first day to read
- October 3rd – 25th: Gather sponsors
- October 25th: Last day to read
- Oct. 26th, 27th & 28th: Turn in days. Students turn in minutes read digitally OR drop off printed sheets, pledge form, and money (if collected) to homeroom teachers.
- October 28th: Literary Character Parade
- November 4th: Winners announced at the end of the day.
- November 5th: Pumpkin Chuck
Setting a Goal: Help your child decide on a realistic number of minutes that s/he can read (or be read to) during the reading period, October 3rd – October 25th. Record this at the top of the Reading Pledge Form. Only minutes read outside of school (including for homework), count towards this goal. Your student may include time spent reading, being read to, or listening to audiobooks.
Sponsors: Sponsors are people who agree to support your child’s reading by pledging a dollar amount to the Read-A-Thon. This year, we will be sending an online link for your student’s team, to make it easier to share with family, friends, and neighbors. Sponsors may pledge either a certain amount per minute OR a flat pledge, paid if the child meets his/her reading goal. Use your student’s donation page link provided by their homeroom teacher to collect pledges or Pledge Form to record each sponsor’s pledge and the amount collected.
Completing Your Reading Log: Students will keep track of their minutes on the enclosed Reading Log (an adult must initial each day) or the one on your student’s homeroom Schoology page. We encourage all to use the online resources although there will be an opportunity to submit paper forms at the end of the event.
Collecting Pledges and Turn In Days: All students are able to submit their final minutes read through this Google form. Pledges can be made through your student’s online page (https://app.99pledges.com/fund/hps2022). In the case that online is not convenient for your family, students are able to turn in their paper forms, cash, and/or checks (made out to HPS PTO) from October 26th through October 28th. Winners will be announced, and individual prizes awarded, at the end of the day on November 4th. Winning classroom team parties will be coordinated with homeroom teachers at a later date.
If you have misplaced the documents that were sent home, you can download and print them by clicking the links below: