What is the Readathon?
Readathon is Mira Vista’s annual celebration of reading! Students read as much as they can between September 16 and October 2, and invite sponsors to donate money in support of their efforts. At the end of that 17-day period, students count up how many minutes they read, and turn in their reading logs and sponsorship forms.
Prizes will be awarded to the students who read the most minutes and those who get the most pledges. And this year, we have a special treat for the classes that read the most minutes! They’ll win a Zoom meeting with one of these amazing authors:
• Grades K–2: Jesse Byrd (Sunny Days, Real Jungle Tales, Dream Catcher)
• Grades 3–5: Annie Barrows (Ivy & Bean, Magic in the Mix, The Best of Iggy)
• Grades 6–8: Mitali Perkins (You Bring the Distant Near, Tiger Boy, Bamboo People)
While Readathon is a PTA fundraiser that supports Mira Vista’s many enrichment programs, any student who participates is eligible to win — even if they don’t bring in any donations. This event is about celebrating all our wonderful reader Bees, and helping them build a lifelong love of reading.