Summer Learning Information
Summer Learning Opportunities for LaPerche Students
June 21, 2016
Dear LaPerche Families and Students,
Summer is here and with that comes endless hours of fun and relaxation for our students and hopefully some relaxing time for you too! Throughout the school year, every LaPerche student made great academic strides and we are depending upon our families to assist us in maintaining those important skills throughout the summer months.
Research tells us that children who don’t read and write outside of school, especially during long breaks such as summer vacation, face a big loss in their academic growth compared to those who do continue learning all year long. This means the summer months and other breaks from school offer wonderful opportunities for families, caregivers, and out-of-school educators to help improve reading, writing, and math.
How can you as a family member, caregiver, or educator help your child continue learning all summer? This year we are offering a variety of summer learning opportunities to engage all LaPerche students. Students who complete their summer learning will be invited to an Outdoor Fun Festival which will take place during school on Friday, September 25. Choose activities from the list below to provide your child with a balanced learning experience. The students are not expected to complete all of the activities but they are expected to spend 30-45 minutes (depending on age) 5-6 days a week on summer work. Additional time can certainly be spent reading for pleasure!
Please feel free to email (jdorsey [at] smithfield-ps [dot] org) with any questions. I hope you and your family have a safe, relaxing and fun-filled summer break!
Summer Bridge Book-- Don’t forget that you are ordering the book that indicates the grade that your child is leaving and the grade the your child entering. For my son who is going into 3rd grade, I ordered the Grade 2-3 book. Summer Bridge Books can be ordered online at http://www.summerbridgeactivities.org/. Additionally, Barnes and Noble also has them for sale.
Packets from the School-Your child may have received a packet from Mrs. Beckel, Mrs. Ferreira, Mrs. Furtado, Mrs. Wrytral, Mrs. O’Hara or another teacher at LaPerche.