2020 Read-A-Thon

Mark your calendar! The 2020 LHCS Read-A-Thon is February 1 - March 1.

Please visit http://www.99pledges.com/fund/LHCSpta2020 and search for your student's fundraising page. You do not need to login or change anything. Simply make a donation for whatever you can, and share your participant's link with friends and family via email or social media.

In order to simplify the collection process and eliminate processing errors all donations will be flat rate.

Earn Prizes! 

Fundraising: When students receive their first pledge (any amount) they will receive a raffle ticket to win a new Kindle Fire or a Wild Rumpus Gift card. When they raise $50 they will receive a large canvas LHCS totebag. For every $25 in donations they receive beyond $50 they will receive another raffle entry. For example if your student raises $100 they will receive 1 entry for their first pledge, a tote bag, a 2nd raffle entry for raising $75, and a 3rd raffle entry for raising $100. If your student is not collecting online pledges, but, is collecting offline pledges please email Nikki Niermann so their name will be included in the raffle. 

Top readers in each grade will win a new bike and helmet courtesy of the Minnesota Masonic Charities and Lake Harriet Lodge. 

We need volunteers to make sure all of the events are a success. Please visit the signupgenius to sign up. 

Kindergarten-5th grade students will read and keep track of the minutes they have read - or minutes read to them by a parent (outside of school time). They may collect pledges as a school fundraiser if they wish. There will be prizes to earn as well as some giveaways. The awards assembly will be on March 26th.  The Minnesota Masonic Charities and Lake Harriet Masonic Lodge are once again providing brand new bikes and helmets for the top readers in each grade!! 

Parents will need to take an active role in helping their student(s) keep track of the minutes. All minutes read by students (or by parents to students) should be entered on the calendar. ALL calendars must be turned in at the end of the Read-a-Thon. Minutes read in class do not count towards Read-a-Thon goals (unless a teacher holds a "Read In" event and shares it with the Read-A-Thon coordinator). 

Other helpful read-a-thon info/dates to keep in mind:

  • Friday January 31 Kick off Assembly
  • Saturday February 1  Start tracking minutes read!  
  • Friday February 7  Dress as your favorite Literary Character Day
  • Sunday February 9 Wild Rumpus Book Sale Noon-5pm - A portion of the day's proceeds benefits the Media Centers 
  • Friday Feb 14 Mismatch Day - Dress up in wild colors, mismatched shoes, different colored socks or different patterns (for example, stripes with polka dots, colors that clash, etc...)
  • Friday February 21 LHCS Spirit Day! Wear your favorite LHCS spirit wear and show your Dragon pride! 
  • Thursday & Friday February 28 and February 29  Used Book Sale at Both Campuses 9:00 am-5:00 pm- Please start collecting your used books and games (with ALL pieces)  for the annual LCHS Used Book Sale-Upper and Lower Campuses. Drop off books and games at one of the drop off boxes which are located in the Media Center at both UC and LC. The sooner you can drop them off, the better. 
  • Friday February 29 Pajama Day
  • Saturday March 1 - Last Day to Read for the Read-A-Thon. 
  • Friday March 6 - Last day to turn in calendars and offline pledges.
  • Thursday March 26 - Awards Assemblies at Both Campuses - Bikes awarded to top readers and class awards announced. We will notify the parents of students who will be receiving bikes prior to the event. All parents are welcome to attend. 


Big thank you to the 2020 Read-A-Thon Team for all of their work putting this HUGE event together.  

Used Book Sales:

LC - Molly Just & Kelsey Tritabaugh

UC - Sheri Williams & Stephanie Swierenga

Wild Rumpus Sale:

Andrea Kasak


Louisa Jaehn

99Pledges Website:

Claire Bryan


Nikki Niermann (outgoing)

Leah Gale (incoming)

Thank you for making sure the Read-A-Thon is a success. This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and all proceeds will be used to fund spring grant requests from teachers and staff.

Please contact  Nikki Niermann with any questions.