Read-a-Thon Announcement

We’re excited to announce this year’s Adam Beck Read-a-Thon is happening from February 1 to February 28! Everyone agrees that getting kids to read is crucial: literacy skills are the foundation of a strong education and are critical to success in school and in life. 

The Adam Beck Read-a-Thon is a fun and rewarding program that helps students grow a love of reading by engaging them in a friendly reading competition. Students read their favourite books, keep track of the minutes spent reading every day – in class, at home, or elsewhere – and submit their total minutes at the end of the program. 

  • Use the log sent home or in the link at the bottom of this page to keep track of your reading each day – this can be done electronically or via hard copy. 
  • Read awesome and interesting books. Final reading log submissions will be due Friday, March 3rd
  • Please send in your submission by using the Google form that we’ll share in a later communication. If you have any questions contact us via email at [email protected].
  • Goals of the program are: 
    • JK/SK: 150 minutes Grades 1-3: 300 minutes Grades 4-5: 450 minutes 
    • Grade 6: 600 minutes 
  • At the end of the month teachers will be providing a summary of time spent reading in class which will be added on to the total for each child that participates. 

Prizes to be won!

  • Reach the grade appropriate minutes goal listed above and be entered into a draw to win a gift card! There will be one draw per classroom, including kids enrolled in virtual school. 
  • For every additional 50 minutes read beyond this, students will get an additional entry into the draw. 
  • As always, the class with the most minutes read will receive the Dassios cup! 

Download the student reading log here.