• Summer Reading Program 2019 for Incoming Grades 1-4

    June 2019

    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Reading is a lifelong skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced regulary. Research shows that students who don’t read during summer vacation could experience summer slide and lose two to three months of reading achievement. In order to help reduce reading skill loss, all incoming students in grades 1 through 4 will be required to complete summer reading assignments.

    Please note that there are some changes to the assignments from previous years.

    All incoming students in grades 1-4  must read 77 Steps (15 minute increments) by September 6, 2019. This equates to 19.25 hours of total summer reading.  Reading logs will be distributed to students and will also be available on the school website. A list of suggested leveled books and leveled power words/trick words to practice will also be included on the website. Students are encouraged to select books that are of high-interest to them, books that can be read with fluency and accuracy – their “just right” level.

    In an effort to provide our students with consistent access to leveled books throughout the summer, the school media center will be open on the following days:

    Beginning July 1st – August 15th

    Monday-Thursday 9:00-12:00


    Books can also be borrowed from The Belmar Public Library (517 10th Avenue).

    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9am - 8pm

    Tuesday, Friday: 9am - 5pm

    Saturday: 9am - 3pm


    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.  I hope you have a great summer!



    Mrs. Sarah Wilton

    Assistant Principal



    2019 Summer Reading Parent Letter for Incoming Grades 1-4

    2019 Incoming Grades 1-4 Summer Reading Log

    2019 Summer Leveled Reading Suggestions


    Incoming 1-4 Parent Activity Suggestions 2019

    Summer Assignment K-4 Parent/Child Literacy Focus Skills 2019


    For Power Word/Trick Word Lists-Go to Mrs. Kenny's teacher homepage and click on the "Action 100 Leveled Power Words/Trick Words" link on the left side of the screen.