Summer Reading Program

Don't Stop Reading!!!


            Summer is the time when we finally get outside, take some time off to relax, and get involved in recreational activities for the body AND the mind!  According to a recent study, our young people experience significant learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.  We are making every attempt to ensure that our children should have consistent access to high quality summer enrichment activities and programs throughout their school careers.


            In an attempt to accomplish this goal, we are again promoting a Summer Reading “Program”  to keep our kids reading throughout the summer, and to discover the joys of books and reading.  To prevent the reading and achievement losses that we often observe, we are promoting the following literacy activities for the summer months:


  • Every child in grades 2-4 will have an opportunity to shop at our book barter. We are asking that each one of our students should head on over to the Richmond Memorial library to join the Summer Reading Club.  For more great Summer Reading lists, go the the Reading Links page for some recommendations.

  • Prevent the Summer Slide! During summer break, students who do not spend time reading and learning can find their school year skills slipping backwards - also known as the Summer Slide. Teachers and literacy experts agree that reading for 20 minutes per day during the summer can help students retain their skills and return to school ready to learn.