2017-2018 Enatai Read-A-Thon! 



Students: Enter reading minutes into your Online Reading Log! (Oct 9-15)


Parents: enter/approve your student's reading minutes here!




Guest Donation
If you do not have an account on our website but would like to donate to our Read-A-Thon, use this link.  You will be able to assign your donation to a specific student by typing in their name.
Parent Donation
If you are a parent of an Enatai student, use this link to donate to our Read-A-Thon.  You will be able to assign your donation to your student by selecting them from a drop-down box.


Download Printable Read-A-Thon Packet (PDF)

Individual Sheets:  Reading Log  ~  Pledge Sheet  ~  Calendar

 Donations & Reading Logs Due by October 20, 2017!



Enatai PTSA Read-A-Thon FAQ


Q: What is the Enatai Read-A-Thon?

A: The Read-A-Thon will be the first major Enatai PTSA fundraiser for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will set a reading goal, gather sponsors to pledge money, read during the October 9-15, and turn in money & packets by October 20. There is a calendar in this packet that shows the full schedule of the event.


Q: Can you tell me more about Enatai PTSA Fundraising? 

A: You bet. Every year, we raise money to support and enhance our students’ education. Our budget this year spends approximately $250 on education enhancing opportunities for every Enatai student, and we would love to increase this amount! However, we know that some families will donate more than this amount and some will donate less.  The important thing is that everyone participates at a level that is comfortable and meaningful to them.  There is more information about Enatai PTSA Fundraising in the “Fundraising 101" article on our website.


Q: What can students win by participating in the Read-A-Thon? 

A: We have some seriously awesome prizes for this event.  There are also lots of ways to win!

Participation:  Every student who participates will receive a bookmark from Sno-King Ice Arenas that doubles as a coupon for FREE entry to public skate & FREE skate rental!  Valid at both KirklandRenton locations!

Reading Achievement:  The student who reads the most number of minutes in each grade level (regardless of the $ raised) will receive a special Reading Certificate signed by Mrs. MacDonald PLUSfree Frozen Yogurt from Yogurtland!

Highest Class Participation: The class that has the highest percentage of participation in the Primary Grades (K-2) and the Secondary Grades (3-5) will earn a Popcicles on the Playground Party!

The Most Money Raised:

• First Prize – a Kindle For Kids Bundle!
• 2nd Prize – a $50 Gift Certificate from our sponsor, Island Books!
• 3rd Prize – a $25 Gift Certificate from our sponsor, Island Books!


Q: Popcicles on the Playground Party!? Cool! How do we participate?

A: There are four things students need to do to participate in the Read-A-Thon:

1) Set a reading goal.
2) Get at least one sponsor to pledge at least $10.
3) Read during the week of October 9-15 & fill out either a paper or online reading log.  (New this year:  Online Reading Logs!)
4) Turn in your Money, Pledge Sheet, and Reading Log by Friday, October 20, 2017. (New this year: You can donate Online!)


Q. Wait – Did you say we can do this ONLINE now???

A: Yep!  If you would rather donate online and/or fill out an online reading log rather than use a paper packet you can do that through our website. Just click the “Enatai Read-A-Thon” icon in the upper left of enataiptsa.org and there will be instructions on how to do it. The cool part is - parents can enter the minutes for their students, or students can enter their own reading minutes into their online reading log!  It’s a pretty fun interface where they can earn badges for reading various amounts of time. Parents will still need to log in and approve the number of minutes their students read.


Q. Do I have go online to participate in the Read-A-Thon?

A.  Nope! Everything you need to participate is in the printable PDF packet.  


Q.  Can I do part of the Read-A-Thon online and the other part by paper?

A.  Absolutely.  It's totally fine to donate online and fill out a paper reading log, or send in checks & a paper pledge form and do the online reading log, or do it all on paper, or all online.  Whatever works for you.  Just make sure you get everything turned in by October 20.


Q: What counts as reading for this event?

• Books
• Magazines
• Newspapers
• Audiobooks
• Materials in languages other than English
• Online Reading (Raz-Kids, etc.)
• Parents reading to Kids
• Kids reading to Parents
• Enatai siblings or friends reading to each other counts for both kids – a win/win!
• Your regular assigned reading from your teacher

Did you think of something that isn’t listed above? Here’s a rule of thumb:  If your teacher or Mrs. Figdore would consider it reading, then it is!


Q: Where can I find reading materials? 

A: Here are a few suggestions:

The Enatai Library.  Mrs. Figdore will allow all students to check out one extra book the week before the Read-A-Thon!  Parents are also welcome to check out books from the Enatai Library.
King County Library.  While there are many branches, the one closest to Enatai is the Downtown Bellevue branch, at 1111 110th Ave. NE.
The Internet.  Every student at Enatai has access to many reading databases – check with your teacher or Mrs. Figdore if you cannot find your list of login/passwords.
Island Books.  Our Read-A-Thon sponsor, Island Books, is located at 3014 78th Ave. on Mercer Island. They would be happy to help you find books to suit your interest & reading level!

Q: Where do students find sponsors?

A: Included in the the linked PDF Packet is a sample letter that students can e-mail or read to friends, family, and neighbors requesting sponsorship. Students should NOT ask strangers – we want everyone to stay safe!


Q: I am concerned I won’t be able to find someone to pledge at least $10. Can I still participate and help my class earn a party?

A: Yes, you can! In addition to raising money to support our students’ education, the Enatai Read-A-Thon also focuses on setting goals, making reading a priority, and building community with our classmates. Because of that, participation is highly encouraged! If you think you will be unable to find a sponsor, the PTSA will find you a sponsor. Just tell your teacher you’ll need some help with this part, and your teacher will let the Read-A-Thon chairs know.


Q: I have more questions. How do I get them answered? 

A: You can email the Read-A-Thon chairs, Sarah Bryan or Kerry Hill. They are happy to answer any question you have, so please don’t hesitate to email.


THANK YOU for supporting the 2017-2018 Enatai Read-A-Thon!

We could not do what we do without YOU!





THANK YOU, Sponsors!


3014 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island



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233 Bellevue Way NE