The PTO is excited to announce our 2019 fundraiser, the


The READ-A-THON will begin August 19. Students will have until August 29 to read (outside of school hours), keep track of minutes read, and ask for support from friends and family in the form of pledges per ten minutes read, or flat donations. Any reading counts, not just books – magazines, articles, being read to by someone else - it all counts!

Any student collecting $20 or more in pledges will get a READ-A-THON t-shirt! Prizes will also be given at checkpoints throughout the reading period to the students in each class who have either the most minutes read or the most pledges collected! T-shirts are also available for purchase for any parents who would like one of their own! Please see the attached order form.

The READ-A-THON will culminate in an In-School Slumber Party on August 30. Students will be able to change into their pajamas at lunchtime, and we will have pizza, snacks, games, a movie and a photo booth for them to enjoy during the afternoon. It will be a fun event for the school community and a celebration of reading!

As you know, tuition only accounts for about 75% of the cost of educating our children. Every year, the PTO makes a financial gift to the school, in an effort to help close that gap.

This year the PTO is raising money towards the purchase of new Language Arts materials, including physical textbooks, electronic textbooks, and reading materials.

We ask you to support this fundraiser in one of two ways:

1. Become a READ-A-THON Sponsor: Sponsorships are an easy way to support Sumner Academy while promoting your business! Individual (non-corporate) sponsors are also welcomed and recognized. There are various levels of sponsorship, starting at just $100, with corresponding levels of recognition. Please click here for the Sponsorship Registration forms.

Sponsorship Registration forms MUST be received by August 19 for full benefit!

2. Pledge in support of your student’s reading efforts: Please click here for a pledge form.

Contributions of any amount are important and helpful!

We sincerely appreciate your support as we raise money for our school! Please don’t hesitate to email us at with questions or suggestions.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Diamond Level Presenting Sponsor

Gaffney Insurance

Pediatric Dentistry of Lebanon

Platinum Level

Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance

Gold Level

Grace Tomkins

The Shockley Family

Solely Beachfront

The Shea Family

Tennessee Heart and Vascular

Stevison Ham

The Anderson Family

Silver Level

Donna and Craig Bazzani

The Monaco Family

The Franke Family

The Bello Family

Silver Level: Jonny Lee, Realtor/Owner, The Ashton Real Estate Group RE/MAX Advantage

The Cook Family

The Stephens Family

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, PC

Gallatin Children's Clinic and Station Camp Children's Clinic

Dr. Betsy Allen

Maid for You 615-970-0065

Bronze Level

Coley Insurance

Shellie and Bob Tucker of One Stop Realty

Kid City Smiles

My Barber Joel

The Seymore Family



Pledge Form

Sponsor Form

T-Shirt Form (for friends and family who want to show support)

Tracking Form



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We believe in teaching a love of learning.


We believe in teaching with patience.


We believe in valuing the differences each student brings.


We believe in collaborating with parents.


We believe in creating and promoting a safe environment.


We believe in fostering social and personal responsibility.

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