The PTSA is holding our annual Read-a-thon starting January 25 and running through February 5. It's a great way to encourage a love a reading with your kids while helping raise money for our school community. Let's get reading!
What's new this year?
We're using Read-a-thon.com, an online provider, to help make it easier than ever to participate in the Read-a-thon. Children who attend Dows Lane, Main Street School and Irvington Middle School are welcome to participate. Irvington High School students can help support by cheering on their younger siblings and friends!
How do I join the Read-a-thon?
To participate, you'll need to activate your child's account. For children in Dows Lane and Main Street School, you should have received paperwork from your child's teacher with instructions. For Irvington Middle School, you can go directly to the site and search for your child's ELA teacher.
To get started, go to our Irvington NY PTSA Read-a-Thon page and follow the onscreen instructions. It's fast and easy.
How do we log our reading minutes?
Once you've activated your account, your child will be able to login using their personal code to log their reading minutes on their own, or you can log minutes yourself by logging into the site. As your child logs reading time, they can earn rewards and fun prizes.
How can I help with fundraising?
You can participate in the Read-a-thon just by logging the minutes your child reads during the event. But part of the fun of the read-a-thon is helping to raise money for the school community. To do that, you'll want to find sponsors who are willing to support your child's efforts.
Read-a-Thon.com makes this super easy. When registering your child on, you'll be provided with options to share your child's donation page on social media or via email with folks who might want to support -- think grandparents, coworkers, and friends. Not sure where to share? You can skip these steps during sign up; they'll be available to you anytime if you want to share later on.
I need help or support!
No problem! Reach out to use at email@example.com and we'll be in touch just as soon as we can.