Keeping students engaged during the summer month can be a challenge for all parents. I write to share with you a few examples of community based resources available throughout the state that seek to address the issue lack of scholastic engagement during the summer for our children. Please share this information with your family and friends as they too may see value in these opportunities for their children.As for you big, bad and bold high school students you can keep up with us with our official Summer Reading List here at Amazon: http://amzn.com/lm/R2M12P8H19A0SG . You can also join our online book club at GoodReads here: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/103392-south-atlanta-hornet-book-club
· Georgia's Summer Food Access Initiative, at the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, will provide healthy meals at libraries in 20 Georgia counties this summer using federal USDA funding in conjunction with language and literacy programming and health services to ensure that children have the vaccinations they need to begin school in August. To learn more about how your county can take part, contact Falita Flowers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Georgia's Summer Reading Challenge is a statewide effort from the Georgia Department of Education to encourage Georgia's schoolchildren to read for at least 15 to 30 minutes every day over the summer. "Find a Book, Georgia" is a mobile device “app” as well as a webpage that enables parents and children to use the child's Lexile score on the state standardized reading test to find appropriate books for the child. http://www.gadoe.org/curriculum-instruction-and-assessment/curriculum-and-instruction/pages/georgia-summer-reading-challenge.aspx
· The Mayor's Summer Reading Club, organized by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, engages public and private partners to distribute free age-appropriate books to children, ages birth to 8, at family-friendly events held across the city over the summer months. http://www.mayorsreadingclub.org/
Friday, May 23, 2014
Summer is here! Don't let the slump get to you. We've got a few recommendations for you and your family from the district here: