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Summer Learning Resources for Students and Parents


Summer Learning Resources

Summer Reading Letter from the Supt.

Dear Students and Families, 

Books can take your imagination to faraway places, on fantastic adventures, or back in time.  You can learn about new things, meet new characters, and experience other cultures when you read.  Reading can be relaxing, fun and rewarding - we know that people become better readers by reading! 

This summer, we want you to take some time to read an exciting book of your choice. You can either enjoy the book on your own or read it with a grown-up. 

As the summer months begin, we would like to invite you to participate in a variety of summer activities that offer students with choices to explore reading, science, and math - both indoors and outside. Summer reading provides opportunities to maintain the reading skills that have been learned throughout the school year. Opportunities to read over the summer not only enhance basic reading skills, they create unique opportunities for learning, exploring and growing. Summer reading provides students with more free time to explore books without the pressures of assignments, providing opportunities to explore new books and develop a love for reading! 

This year, the Newburgh Enlarged City School District is celebrating the New York State Libraries summer reading theme “Libraries Rock!” Children and teens participating in the program receive book recommendations and engage in creative and fun educational activities at their local libraries. 

Also new this year, NYSED is partnering with myON® to provide thousands of enhanced digital books to children from birth to 8th grade and their families all around the state. Readers can log into myON® to access a digital library of more than 6,000 e-books using any web-enabled device. There's an option to download up to 20 books at a time through a free app for reading offline, as well as resources and tips for parents and educators, including on-demand videos, tip sheets, strategies and more to support meaningful family literacy experiences. This access to free digital children's books is available for New York state students and families through September at https://about.myon.com/new-york-reads-myon

How many books can all K-5 students read this summer? The District is challenging all K-5 students to participate in the District’s 1,000 book challenge. The goal is for K-5 students to read 1,000 books across the District. Students who participate and submit book logs will be awarded a certificate. We are asking students to record their reading adventures by entering  information about the book through an electronic link https://goo.gl/forms/ydBW3v28CmkOeXnN2

Additionally, there are many wonderful summer reading initiatives that are sponsored by a variety of organizations.  Please see the District website in case your child is interested. 

Enjoy a safe and restful summer! Happy reading! 

Through the work of all, 

Dr. Roberto Padilla

Superintendent of Schools

iRead Summer Access

Home Access Instructions: English | Spanish

iRead Mobile Access

iRead Tracking Log: Level A | Level B | Level C

 

Brain and Body Boost

A list of activities and locations around the Newburgh School District that you and your child can enjoy.

Download Activities Map For Summer

 

 











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