2019 Read-A-Thon

Mark your calendar! The 2019 LHCS Read-A-Thon is February 1 - March 2.

We will be utilizing a new website for collecting pledges and entering minutes read called 99pledges.com. Please visit https://99pledges.com/fund/LHCSpta 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 - we will no longer accept donations based on the number of minutes read. All donations will be flate rate.

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 (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 28.  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. 

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

  • Friday February 1  Start tracking minutes read!  
  • Friday February 8  Dress as your favorite Literary Character Day
  • Sunday February 10 Wild Rumpus Book Sale Noon-5pm
  • Wednesday Februry 13th Author night 6:30-7:30pm in the Lower Campus Cafeteria with author and illustrator Derek Anderson https://www.derekanderson.net
  • Thursday 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 22 LHCS Spirit Day! Wear your favorite LHCS spirit wear and show your Dragon pride! 
  • Thursday & Friday February 28 and March 1  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 March 1 Pajama Day
  • Saturday March 2 - Last Day to Read for the Read-A-Thon. 
  • Friday March 8 - Last day to turn in calendars and offline pledges.
  • Thursday March 28 - 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 2019 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

Author Night:

Nikki Niermann

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.