Did you know that when kids read over the summer they are more likely to leap ahead when they return to school? This is often called the “summer leap,” and our school has made it a priority to keep our students’ skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long. CREECS has signed up to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that invites children to log their reading minutes all summer. The goal is for the students in our school to read the most minutes possible in an effort to receive recognition and a mention in the 2018 Scholastic Book of World Records.

With your help, we can do it!

We're excited to share that the theme of this year’s program is “Happy Camper: Take a Reading Adventure!” As kids log their reading minutes throughout the 18 weeks of summer, they will unlock a book featuring fun activities including games, videos, quizzes and more. Plus, throughout the summer, kids will earn digital rewards and learn about great new books to read. On the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge site, families will have access to free books list across all ages in both English and Spanish.

The fun begins on May 8, 2017, and ends on September 8, 2017.

We invite you to learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at:

Have a wonderful summer!

Your child’s username and password will be sent home in your child’s end of the year report card. If you have any questions, please contact Reading Coach, Beth Baldwin (bbaldwin@creecs.org), or contact Scholastic at 1-800-SCHOLASTIC or email summerchallengehelp@scholastic.com. For more articles, tips, and free resources for parents, visit scholastic.com/parents. For more games, book recommendations, videos and free activities for kids, visit scholastic.com/kids.