Virtual Book Fair
See Inside for a building-by-building guide to our summer reading program!
Due to safety precautions related to COVID-19, Windsor Public Library will not be hosting a summer reading kick-off. They are hoping to offer curbside pick-up, grab-n-go crafts for kids, virtual programs, and all-ages reading games. Check their Kidspace webpage for more information.
Windsor Public Schools
Director of Arts and Humanities
(860) 687-2000, ext. 1285
WPS is hosting a summer-long virtual book fair. Proceeds go directly to our students. Click the link to shop!
THANK YOU, STATE OF CT!
Our K-8 schools received a generous donation of Scholastic books from the State of CT. In the months of May and June, our families can pick up grab-n-go summer reading book bags from their schools; each school has a different distribution date. Contact your child's principal for more information, or if you missed your school's pick-up.
Contact Principal Michelle Williams with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should read from a "We Are Windsor" book list, which features diverse characters. Clover Street honors its summer readers by awarding them Clover Cash for every 5 books they read. The Cash can be used at the school store throughout the school year.
Contact Dir. Bonnie Fineman with questions: email@example.com
Students are encouraged to read for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. The school will provide a list of summer reading books appropriate for PK-2. Students engaged in summer reading will earn prizes and receive a recognition certificate at the beginning of the school year.
Contact Humanities Coach Marguerite Smith with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students should read from a "We Are Windsor" book list, which features diverse characters. JFK summer readers earn coupons for every 5 books they read. They can use the coupons throughout the school year at the school store, or to buy ice cream on Fridays.
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Contact Library Media Specialist Amanda Draizen with questions: email@example.com
Students are challenged with finding as many places as possible to read books. Consider silly locations: on a slide, in a tree, or near a sprinkler! Take pictures or keep a list. Students who exhibit the most creativity and/or read in the most places will receive prizes at the start of the school year.
PK-2 students should read or be read to for a minimum of 20 minutes daily.
3-5 students should read for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week.
2020 Summer Reading Program
Contact Dept. Chair India Monroe with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHS is providing a recommended book list. Summer reading "kicks off" with a virtual "book tasting" in Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to hear live poets at the virtual Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in August. Summer readers are invited to a celebration in Sept.
See below for the summer reading program at each school. Book lists are available here (click hyperlink).
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6-12 Students should read for a minimum of 35 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week.
Contact Humanities Coach Vanessa Golec with questions: email@example.com
"Stay Home, Read a Book"! Students should read 6 or more books, at their "just right" level; pick from digital options or paperbacks. For every book read, students will be entered into a raffle. By taking a selfie while reading, they get two entries. Prizes include a drone, Kindle devices, and gift cards.