Archived from spring 2023.

This year Cambridgeport school is holding our second annual Read-a-thon! ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’œ This community event is designed to build excitement for reading and as well as raise funds for the PTO so we can continue to support our students, teachers, staff and families.

Feel free to send this page to any friends and family who might also like to contribute!

All students are encouraged to participate to see how many minutes we can rack up in a period of three weeks. Our goal is to reach 100,000 minutes!

We will host a celebration on April 14th for all students.

Twenty minutes of reading every day can help boost childrenโ€™s reading skills and vocabulary, and help support our schoolโ€™s love of reading. If all C’port students read โ€” or are read to โ€” for 20 minutes a day, that adds up to 100,000 minutes of reading! All reading counts! Novels, graphic novels, non-fiction, listening to audio-books, text books, magazines, being read to, reading to siblings โ€” or pets! โ€” any type of reading is great.

Students will read and keep track of their time in library with our amazing librarian Lynn Van Auken, but we hope children will also read at home adn record their time. They will bring home a sheet that can help them keep track of their time, which they can color in (the sheet will come home in folders and looks like a game board). When they fill up their sheet, they can bring in to school to be added to the total tally.

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Please support the Cambridgeport Parent Teacher Organization!

This is the sheet that students are coloring in as they read. You can click this image to print more copies, if you want.

The Read-a-thon is also a fundraiser for our school. Please share this donation page with family and friends! Donations are not connected to individual students, and this is not a competition unlike with traditional read-a-thons. We hope donations in support of the Read-a-thon will be a major fundraiser for our school this year.

The money raised from this event will continue to support the work that we do. The CPTO supports our community in many ways:

  • We provide money to teachers to buy needed supplies and books for their classes, as well as for professional development and special projects.
  • The PTO gives gift cards for groceries to Cport families to help with food costs at Thanksgiving and over winter break. In 2021 we provided gift cards for 47 families.
  • We provide staff appreciation meals and treats.
  • We subsidize the costs of field trips and purchase gear for overnight trips, such as sleeping bags.
  • We host fun events, such as the turkey Trot, the Winter Solstice Walk, the Spring Fling, Make A Difference Day, and many more events.