Be a Reading Superhero! Join our Summer Reading Program
Posted on 05/13/2016
Reading Superhero

Join us for the 

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Did you know that when kids read over the summer they are likely to leap ahead when they head back to school? It’s called the “Summer Leap,” and our school has made it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long.

Our school has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes all summer. The goal is for the students in our school to read the most minutes possible in an effort to win “Best in State” recognition and a mention in the Scholastic Book of World Records. With your help, we can do it!

I’m excited to share that the theme of this year’s program is Be a Reading Superhero; as kids log their reading minutes throughout the weeks of summer, they will unlock stories from some of their favorite authors. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. You’ll also find daily tips, book lists, and a new “Ask the Experts” book recommendation feature for parents on the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website.

On top of the badges and awards that are offered through Scholastic, our school will offer a ice cream/Popsicle party in September for any student who reaches their reading goals (written below).  For our students moving to Johnson or Riley next year, if they complete their reading goal an alternative reward will be sent to their school for them.   

Kindergarten: 6 hours
1st Grade: 8 hours
2nd Grade: 10 hours
3rd Grade: 12 hours
4th Grade: 14 hours 

Students will log all minutes read HERE.  Our students have already been registered.  You should have received your child's login two weeks ago with a flyer about summer reading.  If you have misplaced it, please email Ms. Bashawaty or your child's teacher.  

Thank you for joining us in stopping the summer slide! Happy Reading!

Ms. Bashawaty