School may be ending soon, but learning won’t stop for the students at Diamond View Elementary School this summer. The school is preparing for its second annual Summer Reading Challenge and over 900 students get to select four books each from over 4,000 books on hand. Supported by the Pew Foundation, classroom teachers and other staff will be on hand Friday, June 1, to help students select “just the right books” that they can read independently. Diamond View Elementary School Reading Coach Rachel Roche said each student will also get a summer reading folder. “Each folder contains a reading log, summer book lists, and information about the Destination Reading/Math online summer tutorial program,” she explained. Research shows that each summer, students who don’t read can lose up to two reading levels.
In addition to providing take-home books, the media center will be open through the summer each Monday, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. to allow students access to books. Students who read daily will turn in their reading logs when school resumes in August and participate in Boogie for Books—a special school dance—to celebrate their summer reading accomplishments. For more details, contact Ms. Roche, 561-304-4200 or email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org.