Summer Reading

Dear Parent/Guardian,  


Summer is a great time for your child to practice what he/she has learned throughout the school year.  There is no better activity for your child than to engage in reading for enjoyment. Not only will your child discover the joy of being lost in a book, he/she will practice the many skills and strategies he/she has learned all year.


Teachers and other educators identify summer learning loss as a major challenge when starting off the new school year.  However, students who read over the summer return to school ready to continue their learning with little or no learning loss. To keep students engaged in learning, New Washington Elementary has developed a summer reading and math challenge. Students are being challenged to read a minimum of 400 minutes and practice their math facts or number identification (PK-K) for 100 minutes during the months of June and July. These minutes can include adults or older siblings reading to our younger students. In addition, your child should bring home math cards that they can use for their summer challenge.


Any student who reaches BOTH the June and July goals will receive a special treat when they return back to school. Students should return their completed calendars to their teachers during the first week of school.  We encourage students to also participate in the Summer Reading Club at the New Washington Public Library. The minutes you earn can count for the NWES Reading and Math Challenge as well.


Summer reading is meant to be enjoyable, and we do not want students to have to struggle; we want reading to be fun and relaxing. You can log on to our school website,       for summer reading lists and links for some great sites for summer learning. The important thing is that students are engaged in books! Happy Reading!

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