What is a Reading Challenge?

For the three longer school breaks each year - Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring - the PTO holds a reading challenge. During the break, students read as many minutes as possible and record how many minutes they read each day. The PTO sets a total minute goal for each break (depending on the number of days in the break).

Every student who reaches the goal for that break receives a prize and is entered into a drawing for the Star Table. The Star Table is a specially decorated table set aside at a chosen lunch period where the Star Readers and a friend of their choosing get to sit for lunch. The kids all love the chance to sit at the Star Table!

The reader in each classroom with the highest number of minutes receives a special prize. In the past, prizes have included gift cards to local eateries.

The top reader for each grade receives a special bonus prize for their great job!

The reading challenges this year include:

  • Thanksgiving: Goal of 120 minutes from Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25
  • Winter: Goal of 240 minutes from Saturday, December 22 through Wednesday, January 2
  • Spring: Goal of 200 minutes from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 24


Copies of the Reading Challenge Go-Home sheets will be posted soon!