Read-a-thon FUNdraiser

During the 2023-2024 school year, 137 students submitted their logs (either online or paper) for a 34% participation rate.  They did an amazing job logging over 1,182 HOURS over the course of 2 weeks!! 

Based on their submissions all eligible students were entered into a random drawing for various prizes to include gift cards to Red Balloon and tickets to Sky Zone!  

We'd love to see even more submissions in 2025.  Reach out if you want to get involved with the Fundraising committee to help increase participation (we know the students are all reading daily!!)

The 2024-2025 Read-a-thon is tentatively scheduled for 

Friday, February 21Sunday, March 7

See below for an example of information provided last year:

 Welcome to our annual Jie Ming Read-A-Thon!  The PTA is very excited to kick off this wonderful event. This FUNdraiser is a great way for families and friends to support our school and for students to take pride in working hard on their reading skills while earning money for their school.  Last year we successfully raised over $15,000.  We were able to use that money to help supplement our school library with books, STEM backpacks, functional book browsing bins and other supplemental student support.  This year our goal is to raise at least $15,000 and will be using the money to support literacy education at Jie Ming, purchase classroom supplies, and support our teachers in the great work they do with our students! 

Read and track your minutes from

Monday, March 11 – Sunday, March 24

Submit reading logs and any donations online between
Monday, March 11 - Sunday, March  31
or a paper copy to your teacher through Thursday, March 28

Submit donations online through Sunday, March 31 

General Information

Students should receive a copy of the tracker in their folders on Monday, March 11.  If you want to print another tracker, you can do so below.  Note that we encourage all to use the google form link above (or QR code on the tracker) to submit your totals.  

Guidelines for Kids


All Grades Prizes

Grades K-2 Prizes

Grades 3-5 Prizes

All Donations are Tax Deductible

Ever donation made through the Read-A-Thon is fully tax deductible. You just need a donation receipt!


Any donation made online will automatically create a receipt. 

Cash or Checks

Any cash or checks that are dropped off at the school can also get a donation receipt emailed out. Just make sure to not only include three simple things with that sponsorship:

The receipt will then be emailed to the sponsor 2 - 3 weeks later. 

Look for the Virtual Library icon on the school issued iPad, which brings you to the SPPS Virtual Library Page. Tap “Elementary” to find several reading resources

Other Links

Library Go - Virtual library card for Saint Paul students

OverDrive / Libby for Kids - E-books and e-audiobooks for kids

Bookmobile May Schedule - Year-round service to Saint Paul Neighborhoods