Readathon is a week-long, school-wide program that encourages children to read. It is a long-standing Ocean Air tradition that engages students individually and as a class, grade and school. While Readathon is about reading...

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need everyone’s support to help us reach our $50,000 school fundraising goal!

What do I need to do to participate?

1. REGISTER on Pledgestar

2. SEND Donation Requests to Friends and Family

3. READ and log your minutes

Instructions to register on Pledgestar:

Using your computer's browser:

  • Go to http://pledgestar.com/oceanairreads
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register Reader(s) and add family and friends

Using your Android or Apple phone or tablet:

  • Go to the Apple App Store on IOS or the Amazon App Store on Android and search for "PledgeStar" to download the Family App, or go to https://pledgestar.com/oceanairreads/downloadapp.html
  • On the home screen enter your event code: “oceanairreads” to locate your event
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register Reader(s) and add family and friends

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.


Please note the Corporate Matching option on the donations page of Pledgestar. Corporate matches are an important piece of the Ocean Air PTA's fundraising and we greatly appreciate your employers contributions. Only corporate match donations received by the Readathon donation deadline of Sunday October 22nd 8pm will be counted toward prize distribution.


For questions contact Kim Lacy, kimberlyannlacy817@gmail.com or the Pledgestar help line at 1-888-598-7510

Daily Dress-up Theme and Activity Calendar


Date Dress Theme On Campus Activities

Off Campus Activities

Fri 10/13  
  • Kickoff Assembly
  • Distribute bookmarks and stickers
  • Register on Pledgestar
  • Send donation requests
  • Log reading minutes
  • Purchase guest Author book
Sat/Sun 10/14-10/15    
  • Diesel Book Fair
  • Log reading minutes
Mon 10/16 Ocean BLUE
  • "Guess Where" riddle 
  • Fun lunch activity
  • Log reading minutes 
Tues 10/17 Surfer
  • "Guess Where" riddle 
  • Guest author book orders due
  • Log reading minutes

Wed 10/18

  • "Guess Where" riddle  
  • Fun lunch activity
  • Log reading minutes 
Thur 10/19 Mismatch
  • "Guess Where" riddle  
  • Guest Author Assembly
  • Mom's pizza restaurant night 
  • Log reading minutes
Fri 10/20 Spiritwear
  • "Guess Where" riddle  
  • Fun lunch activity
  •  Log reading minutes
Sat/Sun 10/21-10/22    
  • Pledgestar donation deadline and reading logs close Sunday 10/22 8pm
Mon 10/23  
  • "Guess Where" final riddle!
  • Prizes Announced


Activity Details


Kickoff Assembly

  • Friday 10/13, 1:30-2pm on the blacktop for all OA students
  • Short skit performed by the Shark and the Dad’s club
  • Teachers will distribute 1 bookmark and 1 sticker to each student.  
  • Please have students keep the bookmark at school for the daily "Guess Where" riddle activity

Guest Author

  • Local author, Julianna Anthony will share her book “Entre Amigos” with Ocean Air students
  • Parents can order the book online by Tuesday October 17th and they will be delivered at the assembly
  • Assembly at school on Thursday 10/19 in the MUR
    • Will read book and have a few minutes for Q&A
    • Student questions need to be written on a notecard and ready prior to the assembly

Diesel Book Fair

  • Saturday-Sunday 10/14-10/15 
  • Diesel Bookstore in Del Mar Highlands
  • Mention Ocean Air at checkout (in store only) and 20% of sales get donated back to Ocean Air PTA 


Guess Where Activity

  • Where did the Shark and Dad’s Club go surfing?!
  • Each day Mrs. Berntsen will make an announcement with a geography riddle
  • Students collaborate to figure out the clue and record on their Readathon bookmark
  • Final destination will be revealed on Monday 10/23 


Lunch Activities

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday during lunch 
  • Grades 1-6 - guest character DJ dance party
  • Kindergarten -  bubble palooza in the kinder lunch area.


Mom’s Pizza Restaurant Night

  • Thursday 10/19 
  • Mention Ocean Air when ordering or use code “Ocean Air” in special instruction with an online order at https://momspizzasd.com
  • 20% of proceeds are donated back to Ocean Air PTA




Category Prize Description
Registration Extra recess Every class that achieves 80% of students registering AND sending at least 1 donation request in Pledgestar will win an extra recess
Reading $5 Handel’s gift card All students who log minutes in Pledgestar will be entered into a daily raffle. 1 student per grade level will be selected via a random number generator.

Individual donation prize

Exclusive OA hat The first 300 students that raises $125 will receive an exclusive design OA hat
Top fundraiser overall AMC Movie Party package The top fundraiser in the school will win a Movie Party Package at AMC La Jolla Theaters for up to 15 guests. Includes movie tickets, popcorn and candy.
Top fundraisers per grade Boogie Board Top 2 fundraisers in each grade level will win a Boogie Board.
Top fundraisers per class $10 Handel’s gift card The top 2 fundraisers in each class will win a $10 gift card to Handles Ice Cream
Top fundraising class Pizza Party The class that raises the most money will win a pizza party