McEver Arts Academy
Wednesday Aug.6, 2014
Hall County School District Summer Reading Opportunities 2014
Parents & Students!
Visit the websites below to find out all about what’s new & now available for this summer!
On the HSCD Summer Reading website students/parents will find
information about the Hall County Public Library Summer Reading Programs
for Infant – 5th grade and 6th -12th grade students.
Both programs offer weekly prizes to students who read
at least 20 minutes each week. There is also an evening
Family Night reading program for the whole family.
Every Hall County School and Central Office have a Little Free Library
stocked with a variety of current titles that students can visit any time
to “Leave-A-Book and Take-A-Book”
The HCSD Reading Rocket Book Mobile will be making weekly stops
in the Riverbend, Lula, Myers, Lyman Hall, Flowery Branch,
and Friendship elementary school districts. Students can visit a stop to
check-in and out books
just like at their school library. Books will be available for all ages
(infant-adult), so the whole family can take advantage of the
4. Gardens on Green
Parents can bring their child to Gardens on Green at HCSD Central Office
for a Garden Story and Activity for ages rising Pre-K to 3rd grade, Mondays,
June 2-July 28, 10:00 a.m.
All HCSD students have access year-round to over 1,000+ age-appropriate
ebooks and audiobooks from any device (computer, tablet, smartphone) with
wifi access. Students can download a book on wifi to read/listen to from their
personal device later without data access.
Suggested summer reading lists are provided for Elementary, Middle
and High school levels. Many of these books are available as ebooks
or audiobooks through the HCSD Digital Bookshelf. Students are also
encouraged to look for these books at the public library.
7. BAM Reading Incentive Program
Books-A-Million in Gainesville is providing every student with a coupon to
purchase books to kick off summer reading. Also, every student who reads
eight books this summer and returns the incentive form to the Gainesville
Books-A-Million will receive a free tote book bag and be entered in a drawing
to win one of four Books-A-Million gift cards.
8. United Way’s Read Learn Succeed Initiative
HCSD families are encouraged to learn more about the Hall County
United Way’s Read Learn Succeed Initiative that encourages early reading
for birth through 4 years old. Families can also give back by donating books
at Books-A-Million Gainesville to support the United Way’s
Read Learn Succeed program.
9. Parents can follow Hall County Summer Reading on Twitter @ReadingRocks3
for updates throughout the summer on summer reading program info
and time adjustments.
Safe Kids of Gainesville/Hall County visited our school on Friday, May 9th. It was an exciting day for students in 2nd and 3rd grades. Volunteers from many community agencies took part in an all day program focusing on several different areas of safety – sports safety, safety on the road, water safety, poison education and fire safety. Each child received 2 t-shirts, a water bottle and a bicycle helmet. Two bicycles and other prizes were given away in a grand drawing during the afternoon assembly. Thank you to Safe Kids for a wonderful program!