year our school is embarking on a special project, an all school book club
Book, One School. Thanks to a generous
grant donation from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, every child in our
school received a copy of the same book – Rules by
Cynthia Lord – and have been asked to read it at home over a six week
period. I am personally asking you to
make the time so your family can participate in this special reading project.
child has already attended the school-wide kick-off assembly where the program was
introduced and the book revealed. In
order for your child to fully participate in this program, we are asking that
your child reads the book for approximately 10-15 minutes per night to stay on
schedule for book-related activities. If
possible, it would be very beneficial if you set aside a small amount of time
each night to read the book with your child.
You can take turns reading, your child can read aloud, or you can read
to your child. This worthwhile family
activity will help build a community of readers at our school, as well as a
special bond between you and your child at home. Everyone—students, parents, teachers, even
administrative staff—will be participating!
school, students will be invited to answer daily trivia questions to encourage
your child to read carefully for details.
In addition, our staff members are planning a variety of other curricular
activities. Please ensure your child
keeps up with the reading so he/she can be included in the school contests and
book discussions. Also, we would love
for you to send us photos of you and your child reading Rules. Photos can be Tweeted to @PCSDShiloh or
emailed to email@example.com. We
will display some of these photos around the school to encourage full
participation in this reading endeavor.
Every parent who submits a photo will be entered into a drawing for gift
cards and other prizes!