The VES PTA sponsors an annual Read-A-Thon for students to promote and encourage a lifetime love of reading for all of our students as well as improve overall reading skills throughout the school. Whether you are in kindergarten and just learning to read, or are a proficient reader, the more you read, the more you learn. We encourage parents to read to their children or families to all read together.
The 2017 Read-A-Thon will take place January 23rd to February 21st, ending with class celebrations and Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character Day on Friday, February 24th. Here is this year’s informational flyer.
During the Read-A-Thon the VES library will be open before school starts (8:00 – 8:35 or 10:00 – 10:30 in case of snow delay) so that students have extra time to read. We will need three (3) parent volunteers each morning to count student readers, monitor behavior and encourage reading. Please feel free to bring your child/children with you (even if they don’t attend VES). Sign-up to Volunteer here.
Do you need new Read-A-Thon bookmarks for your student? Click on your grade below to print new bookmarks.
Help us fill the shelves in our school library by purchasing a book from our 2016 VES Read-A-Thon Wish List. You can purchase books from our Amazon wish list or purchase books at the Read-A-Thon book fair. The Read-A-Thon Book Fair will be VIRTUAL this year and will be held online for one night. More details to come.
If no shipping address is entered please send the book as a gift (no wrapping necessary), don’t forget to send a note telling us who the book is from, to:
Vienna Elementary School Library/Read-a-thon
128 Center St. S
Vienna, VA 22180