Welcome to Poe PTO Read-a-thon 2023!

Week of February 6th: Register now and start asking for sponsors!

February 11th - 25th: Read and log your minutes! Keep asking for sponsors!


What is Read-a-thon?

Read-a-thon is a fundraising initiative that provides family and friends with an opportunity to give directly to Poe Elementary while promoting literacy and education. When you participate in Read-a-thon, you make an investment in each of our student’s daily educational experience. Our goal is that through the encouragement and support each of our students receives from family, friends, teachers, and classmates during this reading adventure, students will develop and foster a love of reading for many years to come.



Register today!

Click here to set-up your page.

Become a Poe Read-a-thon Sponsor

Click here to become a sponsor!

Business Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to become a business sponsor!

Our Read-a-thon last year had 1840 sponsors and our site was viewed 44,235 times! 

We are also looking for a business or individual sponsor to match a portion or all of what we raise as a school. 

For more info please contact Read-A-Thon Co-Chairs Meredith Kottler and Ellen Sparker at read-a-thon@poepto.org.


Read-A-Thon Goals

Educational Fundraiser: 

Read-A-Thon promotes literacy while raising money for Poe Elementary!


Minutes Read Goal:

To have each of our 755 students read a minimum of 30 minutes a day during the school week and to exceed the 552,842 minutes we read last year to 600,000!

Fundraising Goal: 

Our fundraising goal is $75,500! These funds will have a direct impact on your student and enable the PTO to help bridge the gap on any funds needed due to HISD budget shortfalls.


How we do it: 

Have each of our 755 students obtain an average of $100.00 in sponsorships from friends, neighbors, colleagues, and extended family. (That is only 4 sponsors at $25.00.)


Business Sponsorships & Volunteering: 

If you have a question about a business sponsorship or would like to volunteer to help with Read-A-Thon please contact : Meredith Kottler and Ellen Sparker at read-a-thon@poepto.org.


Thank you all for your participation in this wonderful fundraiser!




The Raven - $5,000+

The Olsen Family

The Poet - $2,500+

The Kottler Family

The Maag Family

The Fenner-Tsavachidou Family

The Shin Family

The Storyteller - $1,000+

The Butkus Family

The Hopson Family

The Stein Family

Daniel & Gwen Morales


The Tutos Family

Sherri Hughey

West U Smiles

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