Each year the students at Garden Gate have the option to participate in a Read-A-Thon program. It encourages our students to develop long lasting reading habits.


     Read-a-Thon student information will be submitted online.  We estimate we will save over 3,000 copies, saving paper and other costs for our school.


    This year's Read-A-Thon will begin on November 1, 2021 and end on April 29, 2022. The purpose of this program is to encourage long lasting reading habits in students. The theme for this year's Read-A-Thon is : “Children Reading Around The World”. Parents can help by ensuring that their children have access to a wide variety of books.


    A large chart designed with the above theme has been put up in the Library, so that students, teachers and parents can keep track of house progress. This chart will be updated once a month, after the students' online reading logs are tallied. At the end of the program in May, each class will have a Read-A-Thon party for students that have participated in the program. Participating students will receive incentive prizes and a certificate.


    Read-A-Thon Goals:


    K- 2 Grade Students

    Students at this level are encouraged to read 10 books per month to be considered a participant in this program. If your child is reading chapter books, 20 pages will be considered as one book. For example, one chapter book with 260 pages will be counted as 13 books.


    3- 5 Grade Students

     Students at this level are encouraged to read 300 pages per month to be considered a participant in this program.


    This year, in order to simplify our process and reduce waste of paper, Students in grades 4-5 will submit their reading logs as part of classroom activity. Parents and students in grades K-3 will submit their reading logs online, by clicking on their room number below: 


    Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
    ROOM 1
    ROOM 28  ROOM 3 ROOM 11
    ROOM 32  ROOM 17  ROOM 4
    ROOM 26
    ROOM 2 ROOM 22

    ROOM 23

    ROOM 25
    ROOM 33   ROOM 6

    ROOM 27

       If you have any questions about the Read-A-Thon program, please contact me at 252-5414, ext 69150.


    Mrudula Gokhale, Librarian