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Summer Reading Program


Our Summer Reading program was a great success this year. We were thrilled to see how many students were excited about reading over their summer break. All students achieving their summer reading goal as listed below with 80% comprehension will recieve a prize in the next few weeks.


2016 Summer Reading Goals


Please use the goal for the grade your child will be entering for the 16/17 school year:


Kindergarten: 3 points (6 picture books)

First Grade: 5 points (10 picture books)

Second Grade: 5 points (May include short chapter books and/or picture books)

Third Grade: 6 points (May include short chapter books and/or picture books)

Fourth Grade: 8 points (May include short chapter books and/or picture books)

Fifth Grade: 10 points (May include chapter books and picture books)


The goal is the above number of points with an 80% or higher score in comprehension.


We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities this summer to encourage your child to experience the joy of reading while continuing to develop his or her reading skills.



Mindset Videos


Growth Mindset videos from the Florida Department of Education address how the research of Dr. Carol Dweck who states that the way students think impacts their attitudes toward learning and how they perform in the classroom. 


Each video lesson and accompanying survey will earn parents 30 minutes of informational time.  While both parents may review the two videos and five articles, credit will be awarded to only one parent for a maximum of 3.5 hours per household. 


To take advantage of this opportunity for earning informational hours, access these resources at:


AR Home Connect

Just as last year, you can be able to check your child's AR information from home! 

The link to this site is:

You will use your child's log-in information for this site. 

AR Book Find

A valuable tool to help figure out if a book is AR is   Please note: not all books and quizzes listed on this site are available at our media center for testing. 

Parent PI Books

  The Elementary Media Centers offer the following books that you may read and take AR tests on for Informational hours.  I recommend  you read them earlier in the year as they can be hard to find the closer we get to May!  Please note:  you must have a student enrolled in the Elementary School to read and test on these books for PI time.  The media centers at the Middle and High Schools have books for parents of their students.

1-2-3 Magic (Spanish edition) by Thomas W. Phelan

How We Love Our Kids by Milan Yerkovich

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson 

How to Talk so Kids Will Learn by  Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

How to Parent so Children Will Learn by Sylvia Rimm 

Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

No Regrets Parenting  by Harley Rothbart 

Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

The Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman

1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline

Parenting Without Power Struggles Susan Stiffleman

The Way They Learn by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Raising Lifelong Learners- Lucy Calkins- NEW*****

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka 

These books are available at the media centers and at local public libraries.


Contact Information:

Mrs. Bowersox

Primary Center: (352) 259-7700

Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300

Contact Information for:

Tara Zawacki

Intermediate Center: (352) 259-2300

4/5 Building: (352) 259-6850

Media Center Acrobat(.PDF) Documents

October Newsletter-Intermediate Center -

Media Center Links

Association for Library Service for Children - Links to book-related websites
Authors - Children's Literature Web Guide
Book Adventure - Create personal reading lists and take quizzes
Dr. Seuss - Games and activities related to Dr. Seuss books
Magic Tree House - Lessons, activities and news about the Magic Tree House series
Yahooligans - Web guide for kids

Literal Translation