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District Aims:

Safe, healthy, welcoming schools;
Increase student opportunity and achievement;
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Do Something about Summer Learning Loss!

You can control summer learning loss!  More than 100 years of research continues to show that students lose ground academically when they are out of school for the summer.  Lost time in the summer slows students’ progress towards the goal of 3rd grade reading proficiency.  By the end of fifth grade, disadvantaged children are nearly three grade equivalents behind their more affluent peers in reading.
What can YOU do to turn typical summer learning loss into summer learning GAINS?
 Make time for your child to read at least 20 minutes a day.
 Make sure the books your child reads are of interest to them and at the right reading level. (Remind your student to follow their teacher’s directions on how to pick out “good fit” or “just right” books.)
 Help your child have access to lots and lots of books by visiting the public library on a regular basis or taking advantage of your child’s elementary school summer book lending program.

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