Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Summer is a great opportunity for students to continue reading in order to help avoid summer reading loss. It is a time to make sure that students do not lose the literacy skills that they gained throughout the previous school year. In order to maintain these skills, make us Northeast P.R.O.U.D. by becoming a PROUD reader this summer! Show your pride, respect, opportunity, unity and dedication by simply opening up a book and reading!
Attached to this letter is a list of suggestions for summer reading. The summer reading list is also posted online on the Northeast Middle School website. The selection of books for this suggested reading list came from the 2016-2017 Reading Olympics List. Reading Olympics is a competition in which students celebrate their enjoyment of reading. If you would like to become a part of Reading Olympics please listen next fall for announcements. Please note that this is only a suggested reading list. Students are not required to only read books from this list, but are encouraged to read additional books that are not included. Feel free to join other summer reading programs, too! Books you read for Barnes and Noble or the Bethlehem Area Public Library, for example, will count for our program, too! What helps make reading entertaining is when students are given the freedom to choose books that appeal to their unique interests!
Be sure to record your summer reading on the Summer Reading Log form. Students who participate in the Proud Summer Reading Initiative should return their reading log form to their homeroom teachers upon returning to school in August. Those students who have read at least 1000 pages or more will receive a Proud Pound. Make sure to save your Proud Pounds so you can join Northeast’s Proud Society and take part in events such as our Ice- cream Socials, Chinese Buffet, Mini Golf, Dorney Park and much, much more!
We hope this summer you and your child will choose to show your Northeast Pride by taking part in our Proud Summer Reading Initiative! Many of these books can be found in school or public libraries. You are encouraged to preview books with your child before he/she reads them. What makes students successful readers is when their parents or guardians engage in the text with them and ask them about what they are reading.
Northeast Middle School