PJSD Summer Reading
in conjunction with the Port Jervis Recreation Department
Readers Met the 100,000 Minute Challenge!!
to all of the students in the Summer Reading Program on
meeting their goal to read 100,000 minutes by August 10...The
best part is all of the students in grades K-6 who
participated in the District's first-ever Summer Reading
Program had fun reading. Program organizers Jody
Case-Kennedy and Megan Rudden said many students told
them they are already excited about coming back next
Other indicators of the program's success are the large
number of students who came to ASK Elementary School to
read in small groups and enjoy reading-related
activities. Rudden said nearly 60 students spent their
mornings engaged in reading. They were assisted by 19
volunteers, which included teachers, teacher aides,
older students and School Board member Noleen
ASK Elementary School Library
July 9-August 10
9 a.m.- 11:25 a.m.
Free lunch is served
Grades K-3 meet Mondays & Wednesdays
Grades 4-6 meet Tuesdays & Thursdays
Summer Reading Program In the News
Tracy Baxter's column, Avoid
the summer slide: Help kids read over break.
Record Newswatch. The
reading program is at the end of the program.
Helping students avoid the "Summer Slide"
them reading all summer!
During the summer, books might be the last thing on your child's
mind. Most kids are ready for a break and happy to trade in
reading, writing, and math for summer camp, family vacations and
lazy beach days. But many studies have shown that children who
read when they're away from school perform better academically
than those who don't.
To keep students reading over the summer - and to show them
reading can be fun -
the Port Jervis School District is offering a Summer Reading
Program for grades K-6.
100,000 Minute Challenge
Over 90 students signed up to participate...Students are having
fun reading in small groups and enjoying reading-related
activities. The goal is to have the students read 100,000
minutes by August 10. Every minute they read in the program - or
on their own at home - counts toward the goal.
Transportation is not available. Parents must transport children
Students enrolled in summer school are not eligible for the
Have questions or want more information?
Please call program coordinators Jody Case-Kennedy or Megan Rudden.
They can be reached through the ASK School office at 858-3100,
School Summer Reading Lists
a good book?
ASK Reading List
You can also check out the programs at the
Port Jervis Public Library
for more reading choices. Enjoy the summer and keep reading!!!
Scholastic Summer Challenge:
A free online program designed to motivate and excite your
children around reading books this summer. The Summer Challenge
is an easy and fun way for kids to log the minutes they spend
reading as they earn rewards and help Read for the World Record.
TD Bank Summer Reading Program:
TD Bank will deposit $10 in a new existing savings account for
children who read 10 books over the summer.