Schuylerville Elementary launches summer reading initiative

Schuylerville Elementary School launched a summer reading initiative with a pep rally on Monday, June 13 for grades K-4. Teachers generated excitement for summer reading by putting on a skit called, “End Summer Boredom, Stop Brain Drain… Read!” where children’s favorite book characters came to life. The skit was followed by information about the summer reading program and closed with a sing along to “R-E-A-D” to the tune of “YMCA”. Students left feeling excited to read this summer!

START NOW!

Keep your kids excited about summer reading and encourage them to start today! Students have received a calendar to start tracking summer reading. Put your calendar on the refrigerator to serve as a daily reminder to read! Students also have the option of tracking their reading using the online system at the Schuylerville Public Library. Students will give their logs to their teacher when they return to school in September. Students who hand in their logs or participate in the Schuylerville Public library program will receive a certificate and reward at an assembly this fall.

WHY A SUMMER READING INITIATIVE?

During the summer many students experience a loss of academic skills known as the summer slide. Literacy Coach Krista Senatore and Library Media Specialist Maria Weeks initiated the summer reading program to help students maintain academic gains from this school year.

KEEP READING GOING WITH THE DISTRICT APP

This summer Elementary Principal, Gregg Barthelmas will send reminders to students to read through the district app. Please keep an eye out for these messages and share them with your children!