The Shepardson PTO is excited to sponsor the 14th Annual Shepardson Read-A-Thon which will be held Tuesday 10/31. The Read-A-Thon supports literacy while raising much needed funds for Shepardson. 100% of the money raised directly benefits the students and the school.
WHAT IS Read-A-Thon?
The Read-A-Thon is Shepardson’s largest fundraiser. Students, families, and teachers spend the month of October reading and collecting donations from family, friends, neighbors, and businesses. We conclude the fundraiser by dressing as a literary character, turning in our collection envelopes, and enjoying a fun day of reading activities, including special guest readers.
Read-a-Thon: What You Need to Know
Our much loved school needs our help more than ever this fall. Funds this year will be used to help keep the general PTO funded as well as anything else our school needs our help with this year. PTO has already helped with some of the school's operating costs for this year. Please support us so we are able to help more.
PTO money helps with:
Shade Structures, Classroom/Teacher Fund, ECO Week, Family Caroling Night, Family Movie Nights, Field Trips, HABIC Dogs, Ice Cream Social, Mileage Club, Media/Instructional Supplies, Playground Equipment, Decades Dance, STEM Supplies, Coffee for our Teachers/Staff, and many others!
Support from the PTO has helped Shepardson STEM purchase:
New 4/5 Playground Equipment, Eight New Bike Racks installed summer of 2018, IDEA Center (for STEM activities), Five Water Fountain Stations, PE & Wellness equipment, STEM Equipment, E-books, Legos, Digital Scales, Tangrams, Animal X-rays, Steam Table Kit, Mini Weather Station, Thermometers, Scientific Equipment, Books, Math Manipulatives, Playground balls, Computer supplies, Media Center Supplies, Individual-sized trampolines, Exercise Balls, Teacher requested supplies, and so much more!
Students and teachers are invited to dress as their favorite literary character and carry a book or a sign sharing who that character is. Families are invited to watch the parade--weather permitting, the parade will be held outside around the sides and back of the school. Please no scary masks. WEAPONS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Toys weapons that come with a costume will also not be permitted.
2023 READ-A-THON SPONSORS
PTO would like to send a huge THANK YOU! to our business sponsors: