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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.

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 call the school office if you cannot find this information. 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. You can check the calendar for days and times that testing is offered. Students enrolled in summer lab may take tests during their lab time. The last day that testing is allowed on summer reading is Thursday, August 3.

If you'd like to see a list of books your child has read, that information is available through Home Connect. To log in to Home Connect, you'll need your child's AR username and password, which was included in the Summer Reading information you received. Please call the school office if you cannot find this information. Below is a video showing you how to use Home Connect.

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 22, or our first half day, August 23. 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!

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