A Special Edition for Summer Reading Fun!
When It's Hot Outside, Dive Into a Good Book!
It won't be long before summer slips away. Until then, we hope you're nudging your children to read. Call it the summer slide or the rusty reader - the research is clear; when kids are engaged in reading during the summer months, they're apt to come back to the classroom better prepared for the year ahead!
We hope the following tips and helpful links will point you to pages of inspiration!

Book Award Nominees for every level.
Association for Library Service to ChildrenBook Awards
(Caldecott, Newbery, etc)

Young Adult Library Services AssociationsBook Awards
(Alex, Printz, etc.)
Collection of summer reading book lists for birth to pre-K, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 provided by the Association for Library Service to Children


National Programs

Sylvan Learning Center's Book Adventure allows students to read books, take quizzes, and earn  prizes.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading program dedicated to encouraging  kids to read more books during the summer months.
Reading Rockets: This website offers helpful tips, book lists, and "Meet the Author" videos.

Important Dates

July 11: 
Back to School Celebration at Cleveland Academy from 3:00pm to 6pm

July 12
First day of school for students at The Cleveland Academy of Leadership

July 31
First day of school for students at Meeting Street

First Day for all other D7 Schools
Aug 17
August Eclipse Impacts Back-To-School Calendar
On Monday, August 21, millions of us will witness one of nature's most wondrous spectacles - a total eclipse of the Sun.

Most school districts throughout the Upstate will be closed for the day, allowing families to experience this phenomenon however they choose.

During the two schools days prior to the eclipse - Thursday, Aug 17 and Friday, Aug 18 - teachers will include the event in lesson plans and school curricula. In the meantime check out the links below for more information.
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