Jose Antonio Vargas' Read-A-Thon is a two-week event that aims to increase students’ interest in reading through fun literacy-focused events, while raising money for important PTA-sponsored programs. Our goal is to read a total of 275,000 minutes and raise $25,000 to fund 50% of next year's PTA budget, which will be used to fund vital programs for Vargas students and teachers, such as teacher classroom supplies, field trips, school assemblies, community events, after-school enrichment classes and more. We’re challenging all Vargas students to read a certain number of minutes a day and have friends, family and community members sponsor all of our readers.
Visit the Read-A-Thon Events Page to see some of the fun events we have coming up. There’ll be author visits and local community readers visiting our students, fun activities, and a chance to win prizes. Be on the look-out for fun-themed activities and let’s read, read, read!