PHPS Summer Reading Program
Parents, Your child has worked hard to gain many reading skills over the school year. Continued practice through summer reading will help your child maintain and possibly gain skills. Therefore, we hope you will encourage your child to complete our summer reading requirements which you should have received. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not received an email with information about summer reading.
In the letter explaining our summer reading program, you were given your child's reading range, which you will use to find books at his/her reading level through AR Bookfinder. Please contact your child's teacher if you cannot find the information about your child's reading range. Below is a video which will show you how to use Bookfinder.
Although taking AR tests in the summer is not required, students are often more motivated to keep reading if they know they will be continuing to earn points. During the summer of 2020, students will be able to continue taking AR tests from home. No testing on books read over the summer will be allowed once school starts. Points your child earns in the summer are added to the ones he/she has already earned. AR testing will be accessible during the following dates: June 1-26 and July 20-August 14.
If you'd like to see a list of books your child has read, that information is available through HomeConnect. To log in to HomeConnect, you'll need your child's AR username and password, which was included in the Summer Reading information you received. Please contact your child's teacher if you cannot find this information. Further down on this page, you'll find a video showing you how to use HomeConnect.
To participate in the Summer Reading Party, held at the beginning of school, students must have read their required number of books and completed and turned in their Reading Logs or Summer Book Report Forms. The Logs and Forms are due on Orientation Day, August 25, 2020, or our first half day, August 26, 2020; they are not accepted after these two days.
The Reading Logs for students entering Grades 2-3 can be downloaded here.
The book report forms for students entering Grades 4-6 can be downloaded here:
Students entering Grades 4-6 may also complete their book reports online using the following links:
Happy summer and Happy Reading!