PS 281 PTA

Read-A-Thon Culmination Celebration - Used Book Fair

Our Read-a-Thon will culminate in a celebration at school on March 15, during which we will also hold our Used Book Fair.

Please join us for fun literacy-related games and crafts and great deals at reading material for the whole family. Plus, the class that logs the most minutes read will win a prize! Students who have completed all four Read-a-Thon Literacy Challenges can also collect their prize at the event. Visit to track your class’s progress and keep logging your reading minutes at!   

Pizza and other refreshments will be available for sale. Please RSVP here so we know how much pizza to get.

Also, please sign up together with your child for one of the following important jobs. Each slot should be filled by a parent-child team.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Note to Parents: A reminder that PTA family events are not "drop-off" events.  Each child is expected to be actively supervised by an adult for the duration of the event.  Children are expected to participate in the organized activities and remain in the gym at all times. No children will be allowed to leave the gym without an adult escort.  We want our families to have fun and make sure our children stay safe. Thank you for your help!

Date: 03/15/2019 (Fri.)

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm EDT

Location: River School 2nd Floor Gym

Created by:   River School PTA

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Pizza wrangler - Order pizza and coordinate delivery and payment.
Craft supplier - Bring materials for craft project.
Movie master - Set up movie or TV show to play on the projector.
Set-up Crew 4pm-5pm (4) - Set up the activities and snack tables and organize used books for sale.
  3 of 4 slots filled
Andrea Levitt
Sabrina Sawhney
Erin Zimberg
Check-in Helpers 5pm-6pm (2) - Check guests in at the door, help them write name tags, and give out Literacy Challenge prizes.
Safety Patrol 5pm-6pm (3) - Keep the halls clear and make sure everyone in the gym is behaving in a safe manner.
Used Bookseller 5pm-6pm (3) - Help sell used books.
  All slots filled
Noah Coslov (3)
Noah, Marissa & Eden Coslov
Craft Masters 5:15pm-6:15pm (2) - Help kids make bookmarks.
Game Masters 5:15pm-6:15pm (2) - Help kids play word games.
Hunt Masters 5:15pm-6:15pm (2) - Help kids conduct a book scavenger hunt.
Cashiers 5:15pm-6:15pm (3) - Help sell pizza and refreshments.
  2 of 3 slots filled
Erin Zimberg
Nitu Bachani
Safety Patrol 6pm-7pm (3) - Keep the halls clear and make sure everyone in the gym is behaving in a safe manner.
Used Bookseller 6pm-7pm (3) - Help sell used books.
  2 of 3 slots filled
monika bilas henne
Erin Zimberg
Craft Masters 6:15pm-7:15pm (2) - Help kids make bookmarks.
  1 of 2 slots filled
Angela Gianforcaro
Game Masters 6:15pm-7:15pm (2) - Help kids play word games.
Hunt Masters 6:15pm-7:15pm (2) - Help kids conduct a book scavenger hunt.
Cashiers 6:15pm-7:15pm (3) - Help sell pizza and refreshments.
  1 of 3 slots filled
Blanca Blenman
Clean-up Crew 7pm-8pm (4) - Clean up the gym!
  1 of 4 slots filled
Maram Haddad
Bringer of water (6) - Bring one case of individual bottled water to sell.
  1 of 6 slots filled
Blanca Blenman
Bringer of milk (6) - Bring one case of shelf-stable individual cartons of milk to sell.
Bringer of sweets (6) - Bring cupcakes, cookies, or other sweets to sell.
  2 of 6 slots filled
Blanca Blenman (2)
Bringer of snacks (6) - Bring individually wrapped chips or other snacks to sell.
Responses:     Yes: 13     No: 1     Maybe: 0     No Response: 213

Adult Guests:    Confirmed: 20     Maybe: 0

Child Guests:    Confirmed: 18     Maybe: 0

YES (13) -  

Maram Haddad (2 adults, 2 children)

Nitu Bachani (1 adult, 2 children)

Angela Gianforcaro (2 adults, 1 child)

ZEINA AL MUKHEIMER (1 adult, 1 child)

Erin Zimberg (1 adult, 1 child)

Blanca Blenman (2 adults, 1 child)

monika bilas henne (2 adults, 1 child)

Zineb LAHBABI (1 adult, 2 children)

Sabrina Sawhney (1 adult, 1 child)

Noah Coslov (2 adults, 1 child)

Priya Mendon (2 adults, 1 child)

Andrea Levitt (2 adults, 2 children)

Ayesha Mohsin (1 adult, 2 children)

NO (1) +