Dear St. Joseph Community,
The Summer Reading Program materials were sent via email only this year (copies of all digital files are available on the school website, please select your grade on the left hand side of this page.
Reading Log - We encourage all members of the school community, including students, faculty, and staff, to read a minimum of 600 minutes (or 10 hours) during the summer months. We know that summer reading is particularly beneficial in helping students retain and expand upon the literacy skills they have developed during the past year. All who complete and submit a Reading Log when we return to school in August will earn Free Dress on Friday, August 26.
Required Reading Book List - The following titles will be required reading for students entering grades 2-8 in August 2016. Please make sure your incoming 2nd-8th grader reads the book(s) assigned to the grade level she/he will be entering in August:
2nd - Aesop's Fables by Aesop
3rd - Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Stuart Little by E.B. White
4th - Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
5th - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester
6th - The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
7th - The Cay by Theodore Taylor and Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
8th - The Red Pony by John Steinbeck and Booked by Kwame Alexander
Recommended Reading Lists - This summer's recommended reading lists are publications from NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association) and ALA (American Library Association) and are intended to provide guidance as parents and caregivers select summer reading materials for students in grades PreK-8th. Feel free to consult these (see attached lists) or other recommended lists at your local public library.
Wishing everyone a strong finish to the school year and a wonderful summer break!
Shannon Lopez, Librarian