2019-2020 Enatai Read-A-Thon!



Students: Enter reading minutes into your Online Reading Log!

(November 25 through December 1)


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 December 6, 2019!



Enatai PTSA Read-A-Thon

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the Enatai Read-A-Thon?   

A: The Read-A-Thon will be the first major Enatai PTSA fundraiser for the 2019-2020 school year. Students will set a reading goal, gather sponsors to pledge money, read during the week of Thanksgiving, and turn in money and packets by December 6, 2019. 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: 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.  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 a lot of great information about Enatai PTSA Fundraising in the “Fundraising 101” article on our website at www.enataiptsa.org.  

Q: What can students win?   

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

  1. Participation: Every student who participates will receive a bookmark from Yogurtland that doubles as a coupon for 3oz of FREE frozen yogurt!  Also, Read-a-thon participation earns an Academic Adventure sticker!
  2. Reading Achievement: The student who reads the most minutes in each grade level, regardless of money raised, will receive a special Reading Certificate signed by Principal MacDonald and Assistant Principal Sameti PLUS a $25 Gift Certificate to Island Books to encourage more reading! 
  3. 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 classroom party!  
  4. Grand Prize: The students who raise the most money in each grade will win a Kindle for Kids Bundle!   

Q: 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 November 25-December 1 and fill out either a paper or online reading log.  
  4. Turn in your money, pledge sheet, and reading log by Friday, December 6, 2019.  
Q: Did you say can we do this ONLINE now?

A:  Yes! 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 “Read-A-Thon” icon in the upper left of the enataiptsa.org homepage. Students can enter their own reading minutes into their online reading log but parents will 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 in the Read-A-Thon is in this paper packet. 

Q: Can I do part of the Read-A-Thon online and part by paper?
A: Absolutely. It’s totally fine to donate online and fill out a paper reading log or send in checks and a paper pledge form and do the online reading log, or do it all via paper, or all online. Whatever works for you. Just make sure you get everything turned in by December 6.

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 

Think of something that isn’t listed above? Here’s a rule of thumb: if your teacher or the librarian would consider it reading, then it is!  

Q: Where can I find reading materials?   

A:  Here are a few suggestions:   

  • The Enatai Library. The librarian 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 librarian if you need help with logins or passwords.   
  • Island Books. Our Read-A-Thon sponsor, Island Books, is located at 3014 78th Ave. on Mercer Island. The friendly staff there will be happy to help you find books to suit your interests and reading level!  

Q: Where do students find sponsors?   

A: Included in this 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 at readathon@enataiptsa.org! We are happy to answer any questions you have, so please don’t hesitate to ask.


THANK YOU for supporting the 2019-2020 Enatai Read-A-Thon!

We could not do what we do without YOU!





THANK YOU, Sponsors!


3014 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island




233 Bellevue Way NE