Book Blizzard 2022

The Paton PTO is once again proud to sponsor Book Blizzard 2022, a Paton School Read-A-Thon from February 14-27. Reading or being read to helps unlock the door to children’s imagination, creativity and enhances overall learning.

Join us for this fun and educational fundraiser! By participating, you will not only help enhance your child’s love for reading and build additional literacy skills, but you will also be supporting Paton School. All Paton students are welcomed and highly encouraged to participate in the read-a-thon. Fundraising is not required to participate.

The top reader in the school and the top readers in each grade will be invited to a special winners’ lunch with Dr. Lizotte. Every student who submits a reading log, regardless of hours read, will be entered into a raffle to be Principal for the Day! So, be sure your child submits a log!

How the Book Blizzard works:

  • Parents agree to read with their child or to have their child read independently outside of school between Monday, February 14 and Sunday, February 27.
  • Students and/or parents record reading time on the reading log sheets. Parents sign off each day on the number of hours read. Reading time in school should not be counted toward daily reading totals.
  • Ask family and friends for donations. Sponsors can either pledge per hour read or pledge a lump sum donation. You can collect pledges/donations using the pledge sheet OR on your child’s pledge page on the 99Pledges website. IF you did not complete the form earlier this year, you can complete the 2021-2022 Parent/Caregiver Contact Form to authorize the PTO to use your email to enroll your student on 99Pledges. If you have already completed the form, be on the lookout for an e-mail with your 99Pledges account information.
  • All reading logs, sponsor sheets and pledge money should be returned to Paton School by Friday, March 4. All money returned to school must be collected in the form of checks payable to Paton School PTO, or submitted via PayPal ( or Venmo (@WalterJPatonPTO).
  • Reading logs and sponsor sheets returned after March 4th may not be counted toward prize consideration.
  • Extra pledge and tally sheets will be available outside of the main school doors.

Important Book Blizzard Forms

Book Blizzard Reading Log

Book Blizzard Pledge Sheet