SUMMER READING INFORMATION
Dear Village Families,
As you prepare for summer vacation, please try to include reading in your list of fun summer activities. Your child will thank you later as they reflect on all of the people they meet and places they go by reading books. Please encourage your child to read everyday! Summer fun should include reading, visiting the public library and local bookstores. All of these activities support the ultimate reward of reading success.
The suggested summer reading list is now available on the district website. Grade levels are suggested, but should not limit your choices. Be sure to look for books that your child can read alone or that you can read together.
Also, our school is participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge again. This is a global competition to determine what school can log the most reading minutes between May 1st and August 31st. Village Elementary won this competition two summers ago, and we can do it again if we all log our minutes right straight through August 31st. As part of this challenge, your son/daughter has been given a screen name and password to log onto the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website to log their reading minutes. To log your minutes:
1. Go to www.scholastic.com/summer
a. OR go to the Village Elementary School webpage. A link to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website is in the upper right-hand corner.
2. In the purple box, “KIDS”, click GET STARTED
3. Enter User/Screen Name and Password, press GO
4. In “My Minutes” section, press LOG MINUTES at bottom
5. Log 1 week at a time, press LOG MINUTES
In September, we crown the top 14 reader/loggers (King, Queen, Prince, Princess and 10 Royal Court). They each receive a gift certificate to the fall bookfair! We had a first grader win last year along with some older students, so age makes no difference!! Have a great summer and happy reading and logging!!
Click here to go to a printable bookmark for your child/children to use to keep track of his/her reading minutes! You can monitor our progress at http://summer.scholastic.com/summer_tracker/tracker.htm Just type in Hilton's zip code (14468) and run your cursor over the indicator for our school on the map, and the stats will come up. It's very exciting!!
Thanks for helping your child this school year in becoming a responsible library user and a lifelong reader! It has been a super year and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!