2021 The Expedition School Read-a-Thon

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Are you ready to read for a cause?



What is Read-a-thon:

Read-a-Thon is a week-long event that promotes reading and literacy while raising needed funds to support TES classrooms and our community. Funds raised benefit our teachers and students by providing academic enrichment, classroom materials, and teacher mini-grants for classroom projects.

How it works: 

This year kick-off for Read-a-Thon will be Friday, October 29th with reading logs starting at 6am. Starting on Friday, October 29th at 6am through Sunday, November 7th at 6pm, students read for as many minutes as possible and record their reading. Further details will come home on Thursday, October 28th with full Read-a-Thon instructions. Students earn minutes by reading silently, reading to someone or being read to! We also ask that sponsors support our readers during the week long read-a-thon.

Pledging and Donating:

There are two ways to make a pledge:

  1. Sponsors can donate a flat monetary amount (no matter how many minutes the student reads, the sponsor will donate that specific amount).


  2. Sponsors can pledge to give a per minute read (for example,

    $0.10/minute; student reads for 300 minutes, sponsor owes $30).

    Sponsors can be parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, anyone who wants to encourage young readers and raise funds to benefit TES classrooms and students – every dollar makes a difference!

We have a TES-CA PayPal option available to make donating even easier! Use the donate button to the right (don’t forget to fill in the student’s name, grade and teacher). Please feel free to share the TESCA PayPal link with others who may be interested in supporting our cause!!


This year 5% of funds raised will support PORCH Hillsborough, an all-volunteer hunger-relief organization founded in 2011 to fight hunger in northern Orange County.


Use the TES-CA PayPal option for cashless donation collection!! There will only be one cash and check collection during classroom materials pick-up / drop-off on the 18th.

**Please include student’s name, grade & teacher on the payment page**

Questions? Email Blue Dean and Ashley Trahan at fundraising@tes-ca.com