It's time for the 7th Annual Read-A Thon! 




August 21st – 27th marks the 2017 Mt. Bethel Read-A-Thon. This year we celebrate Mt. Bethel’s Birthday with 40 years of Buccaneers! As Mt. Bethel PTA’s fundraiser, 95% of Read-A-Thon proceeds help fund items such as classroom subscriptions, counseling programs, support for music, art and PE, Family Fun Night, Spring Thing, Cultural Celebrations and additional PTA sponsored events.



 It's time to encourage your Mt. Bethel student to read, read, read and track his/her reading time. You are encouraged to support the PTA with a donation of $40 or more, but any donation amount is appreciated. Class prizes will be awarded for most time read (on average) for each grade level!  In addition, each teacher with 100% classroom participation will receive a $25 Gift Card to be used for a classroom purchase.  All students who enter their reading minutes and donations on PTA Toolkit will receive a Read-A-Thon bag tag.

Our Goal: $40,000 and 100% student participation

NEW this year, the top three readers from each grade level will be invited to celebrate Mt. Bethel’s birthday with a party during school hours with special guest, Principal Appleyard!



Most Minutes Read by a Class

100% of Classroom Reading

 Most Minutes Read by an Individual

1st Place & 2nd Place ClassesIn each Grade Level WIN super FUN Yogli Mogli Parties

$25 Gift CardFor teacher use toward a classroom item or prize.

Top 3 students

In each Grade Level attend a special birthday party celebrating40 years of Mt. Bethel with the Principal




ONLY READING OUTSIDE OF REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS COUNTS! Reading during ASP, on the bus to/from school and before school begins at 7:45 a.m. counts. Encourage your child to read books at an appropriate level. Students receive credit for time spent reading (or being read to by an adult if in Kindergarten or 1st Grade). Reading for HOMEWORK counts. Books, newspapers and magazines may be read as part of the Read-A-Thon!


The deadline for recording of minutes has passed,

but you can still make a donation by clicking the button above.


We hope to make this one of Mt. Bethel Elementary PTA’s most successful events—both in terms of participation and money raised. Remember – OVER 95% OF THE MONEY RAISED GOES BACK TO MT. BETHEL PTA PROGRAMS. Be part of Buccaneer history and wish Mt. Bethel the Best Birthday yet!



If you have any questions, please email us at

Thank you, Kari Figueroa and Janice Winfrey – Fall Fundraiser Co-Chairs


For External Donations

If you are a grandparent or external user, please click the button below to donate. 


All Mt. Bethel Parents, please use the link at the top of this page

so your child will get the proper credit.