The goal for the Scholastic Summer Reading Program is for children to continue to read and be exposed to a variety of text in order to minimize the “summer backslide” as well as continue to support a culture of readers and the love of reading. The Scholastic Summer Reading Program shares our goals and philosophies. We have set a goal of 500 minutes per student for the summer.
Children can be read to, read independently, or read to others. They have the choice of any genre or length of text. Each student is assigned a username and password and they can log onto Scholastic and record their minutes online. As children log more minutes, Scholastic opens new skill-based activities or games for them participate in. Hard copy logs are available as well for students that do not have access to the internet.
When students return in the fall, they will be required to bring a printed copy of their home page with the total number of minutes read or their hard copy log with the total number of minutes read. We plan to have a celebration early in the school year for those students that met or exceeded the goal.
Teachers will be asking students to produce an end product about their favorite chapter or book to present to their classmates. This may be a diorama, book report, puppet, poster or some other way to summarize what they have read. Teachers will be communicating this information when children return to school as every grade will require a different type of project.
Administration will be able to use spring and fall MAP scores to determine how the “summer backslide” was impacted.
Based on the Oxford School Committee transportation policies, the Oxford Public Schools will provide transportation for Elementary School students to either your home address or one alternative address on a consistent daily long-term basis. In order to better prepare for the opening of school, we ask that you click here to complete the alternate location transportation form located under Parent Links - Transportation, but only if your child needs transportation to an address other than their home address. You do not need to do anything if your child will be bussed to and from your home address.
All forms must be received by August 9, 2014 to guarantee that they will be in effect for the start of schools on September 2, 2014.
If you are new to town and need to register a student:
Registering a new student is easy. The process begins on-line by clicking the "Parent Links" above and selecting "New Student Registration and Enrollment " or by clicking here (Register a Student). You will complete four (4) forms on-line and print and complete the remainder of the registration forms. You will then call: 508-987-6050 extension: 1128 to speak with Mrs. Brassard, our data coordinator and school registrar, to make an appointment to complete registration. At the registration appointment the on-line forms and the supporting documents will be reviewed and your registration will be completed.
TumbleBook Library is one of three online libraries providing unlimited remote access in a unique reading format. The TumbleBook Group is constantly adding new ebooks, picture books, puzzles and games as well as other teaching resources. The Language Learning section has a growing collection of books in Spanish and French, too. Take advantage of all the TumbleBook Library has to offer and enjoy a good read!