2016 Read-a-thon!

Shaping young minds

Ready, Set, READ

Readers are you ready? Do you have a list of books you want to read? A plan in place? What are your goals? It is time for the 2016 READ-A-THON! A reading marathon...what could be better? Join your friends and Little Critter to make this year's Read-A-Thon the best days of reading ever!

Medaille 2016 Read-a-thon

Monday, May 2nd, 10am

18 Agassiz Circle

Buffalo, NY

All students and families are encouraged to come to the school open house on March 2nd to kick off the Medaille 2016 Read-a-thon kick off. An assembly will be held at 10am in the main gymnasium followed by classroom visits to the library. The school will remain open until 8pm as parent teacher interviews will be held on that day as well.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


The K-8 Read-a-thon will start on Monday, May 2nd and end on June 2nd! Don’t forget to encourage your children to read and gather pledges for how many minutes they’ve read in a month. Please ask friends, family members, and neighbors to make a pledge or donation. Every little bit counts towards building our school library!

Classrooms with the most participating students will win a class party. There will also be prizes for the student who collects the most pledges and for the student who reads the most minutes.

And there’s more! As an extra incentive, each individual classroom will receive a classroom visit from a special author for a book read-a-loud!

Thank you for your support in helping make this Read-a-thon a success!

Tips for Success:

  1. Set a daily reading goal. The Read-a-thon is based on minutes read, which allows students with different reading speeds to compete on a level playing field for recognition.
  2. Pick a quiet, well-lit and comfortable place to read.
  3. Use a clock to ensure accuracy of how many minutes read.
  4. Enjoy!