The 2022 Rex Readathon ends on Thursday, March 31!


So far, we have read over 157,469 minutes and raised over $18.838.


In these last few days of the Readathon, encourage your child to reach their reading and fundraising goals!


BONUS!!!!  For the rest of the Readathon, up to one hour a day of online reading games can count towards your reading log, with caretaker consent.

Room Recess


Looking for some creative reading ideas? Don't forget to look at the Reading Challenge printed on the back of the reading log or in the Student Information Packet.



Our Goal is to read  350,000  minutes and to raise $30,000

What is a Readathon?  The Readathon is a school fundraiser that aims to motivate students to read and collect pledges to support their reading efforts.  This is a fun and educational event that fosters a love for reading while raising funds that will enhance the programs and resources our school needs to thrive throughout the year. 


This Student Information Packet contains all the details about our exciting Rex Readathon!


Students are encouraged to read daily and keep track of their minutes.  By 9pm Saturday night each week, please submit your child's progress using these digital Weekly Reading Logs.  


Email any questions to




We are using 99Pledges, a secure platform to collect and track sponsorship donations.  For privacy, we have NOT included the name of the school, NOR the last names of students and teachers. 


To find your child(ren)´s sponsor page: 

Step 1:  Visit link

Step 2:  search for your child(ren)´s name

Step 3:  Copy Link and Share


If you have more than one child at Ridgebury, one sponsorship page was created to facilitate sponsorship requests.  Total amount raised will be divided equally amongst your children for prize allocation purposes.  If you would like for each child to have their own page, please send your request to


You do not need to log in or change anything. All you do to participate is make a donation for any amount you can, share your child(ren)’s sponsor page link with friends and family.  All donations are tax deductible. 

Two easy ways to ask for sponsorships:  

  1.  Donate a flat dollar amount, RECOMMENDED  - or - 
  2.  Ask for a per-minute pledge.  ie: $.02 per minute x 1000 minutes =$20.

Buddy Reading


Wednesday, March 23rd

Upon dismissal until 4:30 in the cafeteria

Students in k-2 will be partnered with students in grades 3-5 to support one another with reading and literacy games.


Space is limited, sign up today!

Parent Book Club


Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett.

Read your own book alongside your children during the readathon and learn more about RULER- a high-impact approach to understanding and mastering emotions.  

Books are available to purchase at Books on the Commons, mention Rex Readathon and receive 15% off your purchase.

Book Club will be held in the evening on 3/29.  If you would like to join us or have any questions, please email Cathy Davis.

Ridgefield Library


Did you know the Ridgefield Library offers book bundles?  Put in a request with your child's library card and interests.  The librarian will pull together a section of books!  It is a great way to learn about different authors or genre of books!  

Order a Book Bundle on the Ridgefield Library website.


Ridgebury´s 1st Rex Readathon was held in March of 2021, and it was a HUGE success.

Ridgebury students read a combined 5,418 hours outside of school, which is 325,080 minutes.

Their reading raised $32,000 for the Ridgebury PTA.  The funds raised will enrich and enhance our students’ overall academic journey.

  • The students earned so many prizes individually, as a class, grade and school.  
  • Over 100 prizes were given to reward our students’ reading and fundraising efforts.  
  • The top three readers in each grade earned a medal.
  • Trophies were given to the top-reading classes in K-2 & 3-5.
  • Former student Macklin Burke wrote and recorded a song about reading.
  • Over 150 students earned a Rex Readathon t-shirt prize.
  • Actor and author John Amos visited virtually sharing his book about empathy, A World Without Color.
  • Community leaders read to classes, including the First Selectman, the Police Chief, the Fire Chief, Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate, State Representative and State Senator.
  • Further guest readers included over a hundred  family members reading virtually.
  • Over 70 students received their Ridgefield Public Library Card.