The theme for the 2021 Read-a-Thon is “Read Like a Champ” because just like our Super Bowl Champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers, our AL East Winning Tampa Bay Rays and our Stanley Cup Champions two years in a row Tampa Bay Lightning, our LME Manatees our Champions at reading and achieving. 

Starting October 4th and ending on October 18th, please have your children reading and filling out the reading log they received in their back pack! Also, encourage them to read by asking family and friends to donate. Donations can be per page pledges or just a flat rate. If you’d like to receive credit card donations please send out the following link:

If you are a community member and can help us get one of our local hometown athletes to attend a 20-30 minute event to shake hands with our Champ Readers and celebrate, please email with details! We are hoping to do this on one day within the first two weeks of November.

2019 Read-A-Thon News!

We are so proud of our Lake Magdalene students and families for helping us raise $11,000 this year to go directly back to our school for supplies and enhancements! A very special thank you to our school’s media specialist, Mrs. Ferrera, for another amazing job on organizing this event while also encouraging all our teachers and students to read and to love reading! The students had a great time dressing up like storybook characters and vocabulary words at our big Read-A-Thon celebration. They cheered on their fellow classmates as they received awards for all their hard work! Here are this year’s award winners:

LME_Final ReadAThon

Past Winners:

Top Readers by Grade Level:
Pre K- Jaxx Espiritusanto
K –  Scott Dicks
1st- Kinsley Baker
2nd- Cole Cruz
3rd- Ellie Santoro
4th- Hazelle Pulizzano
5th- Sire Ponder
Top Fundraisers by Grade Level:
Pre-k- Jack Kentfield
K- Allistair Cohen
1st- Julian Rhea
2nd- Zooey McDonald
3rd- was a tie, Gabrielle Hamilton, Bryson Hamilton
4th- Sarah Brown
5th- Jaden Williams
Top Reader Schoolwide:
Liliane Nguyen
Top Fundraiser Schoolwide:
Ainsley McDonald
Top Teacher Reader:
Lori Kessel
Highest Class for the number of books donated to Edison Elementary 2019-2012:
Mrs. Smith
Top Fundraising Class:
Mr. Ferguson
Top Reading Class:
Ms. Logan