Piney Branch Elementary School Read-a-thon

What is the Readathon?

  • Our annual Readathon provides an opportunity for students and their families to build literacy skills and support PBES PTA at the same time! From March 1 – March 26, 2021, participating students read, count their minutes, and encourage adults to pledge money based on their participation.
  • The PTA needs Readathon donations to provide classroom/playground supplies, movement equipment, field trips, assemblies, staff appreciation, and more! Please encourage family & friends to donate!


It’s easier than ever to earn a Readathon prize!

  • Any time spent reading or being read to (including audio books & the Sharing Our Stories program) counts!
  • Any child who logs Readathon reading minutes for any 1 or more days during the month of March can pick up the prize pack in the photo below between April 6 and April 15.

How do we count Readathon minutes?  There are 2 easy ways to participate:

*** Be sure to include student name, homeroom teacher on March 1st, and whether the student will be attending school in-person OR virtually in April (for prize distribution via teacher or main office).



Remember to turn in your minutes 1 of 2 ways!


*** Be sure to include student namehomeroom teacher on March 1st, and whether the student will be attending school in-person OR virtually in April (for prize distribution via teacher or main office).


Participation counts more than the dollar amount.  So please consider participating in the Readathon whether you give $3 or $300. Even if you choose not to donate, please encourage your child to read and record the minutes since your child will receive a prize reward regardless of your donation.


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Pledges can be paid by check (make checks payable to ‘PBES PTA’) or cash, or on the PBES PTA website. All you have to do is visit the Read-a-thon Donation Form and input the total amount you are giving.  All donations are tax deductible.


Read-A-Thon Donation Form

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Goupell at and put “PBES Read-a-thon Question” in the subject line of the email.