Summer is Here!
Posted on 06.11.2019, Tuesday

HAVE YOUR CHILDREN BEEN DREAMING ABOUT SUMMER?

It’s Here, and it’s is a Time to Keep Children Dreaming with Reading!
Children work hard during the school year and they are learning a lot. Despite that work, they can lose what they learn during breaks and summer. When that happens, they return to school behind.

This summer, the Partnership wants to help children maintain what they learned over the summer—and that’s where parents come in. Durham’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is built upon 3 pillars; school readiness, school attendance, and summer learning. As a co-leader of DCGLR, the Partnership is all set to provide you with easy tips and information to support your child’s learning throughout the summer. Check out our Twitter, facebook, and Instagram for updates all summer and of course get ready for National Summer Learning Day Week (July 8-12) – We’ll be celebrating all week long especially on Friday! Friday July 12th, DCGLR is sponsoring a Read-A-Palooza Summer Learning Block Party and everyone is invited!

Did you know?

• Over the summer, students can lose up to three months of knowledge from the previous grade.
• Children who read books over the summer can maintain or improve their reading skills.
• Nine in ten teachers spend at least three weeks re-teaching lessons at the start of the school year.

The Partnership will soon start Ready4K, a text messaging service providing tips and fun facts that help children learn and grow. As part of summer learning, these 3 texts a week will help children maintain their reading skills! Sign up is easy — simply text “DPFC” to 70138. (Texts are available in Arabic, English, and Spanish.) 

We look forward to working with you to support students being ready to learn what’s next in school! If you have any questions please reach out to Brittany Gregory, brittany@dpfc.net.