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2019 Sarah Smith Elementary 14th Annual Read-A-Thon

January 24th – February 5th



The Sarah Smith Read-A-Thon (RAT) is the PTA’s largest fundraiser of the year. During RAT, our children are encouraged to read as much as they can over a week and a half period while raising money for our school. RAT is simple: students obtain sponsors and then immerse themselves in reading. The more they read, the better for them and for our school!


Every dollar we raise will make a difference to our school and our kids. These funds help to cover cost of the PTA's many ongoing programs and initiatives and excess funds went directly to major enhancements to Sarah Smith.  In 2019, our goal is to raise over $90,000 that are planned to be used for needed renovations at the Primary Campus.


There are many exciting individual and classroom prizes for this year’s winners and eligible readers – Kindle Fires, Braves Kids Club Memberships, Braves Gear, Braves Future Game Tickets, Amazon gift cards, and more! The top classes for most minutes and most sponsorship dollars raised in each grade will have celebratory class parties.


Sarah Smith Evening at the Atlanta Braves



April 17th, 2019 between Braves v. Diamondbacks at 7:20pm

The 2019 Read-A-Thon is partnering with the Atlanta Braves, the 2018 NL East Champions

The spring game will celebrate our Readers and allow the SRS community to cheer on the Braves together. All students and family ticket holders are invited to participate in the pre-game parade around the field AND the SRS Chorus will be singing the National Anthem.

Tickets are on sale NOW! A portion of every ticket purchased will go directly back to SRS and benefit the 2019 Read-A-Thon. 

Check back in early January to get your tickets for this exciting evening!






Amazon Smile



The upcoming SRS Read-A-Thon is a great opportunity to stock up on books for you and your family. It's also a great time to shop! Amazon Smile has everything you need. Did you know Sarah Smith Education Foundation has a partnership with Amazon Smile? For every Amazon Smile purchase, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the Foundation.


When you shop at Amazon Smile during the Read-A-Thon (January 24th – February 5th), a percentage of your purchase will go towards the Sarah Smith Elementary PTA to support PTA activities.


Shopping on Amazon Smile is easy:

1. Go to

2. Sign in if needed

3. Type in “Sarah Smith Education Foundation” in the field asking for charity.

4. Whenever you shop on Amazon, start at