Reading Olympics 2022

Andrus Elementary PTA is excited to introduce the 2nd Annual Reading Olympics. This event unites the school in the spirit of reading with the goal of celebrating each student's progress and enjoyment of reading. This year the fundraising part is not included as funds were raised for the school in other ways.


  1. SET A GOAL: Every student can achieve a bronze medal through regular class participation and can also set a goal for achieving a silver or gold medal through additional reading time at home.
    Kindergarten- Bronze: 100 minutes; Silver: 205 minutes; Gold: 240 minutes
    1st grade- Bronze: 150 minutes; Silver: 290 minutes; Gold: 325 minutes
    2nd grade- Bronze: 175 minutes; Silver: 335 minutes; Gold: 370 minutes
    3rd grade- Bronze: 200 minutes; Silver: 375 minutes; Gold: 410 minutes
    4th grade- Bronze: 225 minutes; Silver: 435 minutes; Gold: 470 minutes
    5th grade- Bronze: 250 minutes; Silver: 530 minutes: Gold: 565 minutes


  • A special Reading Olympics will be held during school on February 23rd.

  • Record all minutes read AT HOME from March 2-9th on the reading log. Parents should initial each day’s entry for your student.


    • All minutes read for homework

    • All minutes read for fun (magazines, comic books, books at home)

    • All minutes of being read to by an older sibling or adult

    • Record number of classroom minutes based on grade level (See chart on bottom of reading log for number of minutes)

  1. RETURN READING LOG: Final due date is Friday, March 11th. READING LOGS MUST BE TURNED IN in order to qualify for prizes.


Students must turn in their reading log filled out including parent/adult initials in order to qualify for prizes.

    • Reading Goal Rewards: Students who reach the reading goals as identified in the list above will receive:

BRONZE: Cup with Andrus Ambassadors logo that changes color when a cold drink is poured!

SILVER: Cup with Andrus Ambassadors logo that changes color when a cold drink is poured! AND a free book of choice

GOLD: Cup with Andrus Ambassadors logo that changes color when a cold drink is poured! AND a free book of choice AND a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Sonic.

How to Support Reading At Home

If your kids have a hard time reading, make it fun! Here are 10 ideas to make reading more enjoyable and convenient.

  • Keep books in the pockets of the car for reading during errands.

  • Read books aloud together as a family before bed.

  • Audio books (many picture books have a chime to know when to turn the page and follow along)

  • Bring a book to read at a restaurant while waiting for the food.

  • Bring a book to read while waiting at the Doctor's and Dentist's office.

  • Surprise them with new books from the library on a bookshelf.

  • Keep book on their nightstand.

  • Listen to audio books in the car and on road trips. Some of our favorites are Mr. Popper's Penguins, Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, How to Train Your Dragon, Nate the Great, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...

  • Make a cozy reading nook with a bean bag or a fun special reading snack (popcorn, goldfish, etc...).

  • Don't forget about magazines! My kids LOVE Highlights, Sports Illustrated for Kids, National Geographic, Boys' Life, among others, and their favorite day is when they come in the mail for them.