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November Reading Challenge

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Research shows that if students spend 15 minutes plus in meaningful reading at home, they

are considerably more likely to improve overall academic achievement as well as develop a

rich vocabulary. Perhaps as important, students who dedicate time to reading at least 15

minutes every day, are 9 times more likely to experience reading growth and recovery

relative to peers who do not read at home.

Bearing this in mind, we want to challenge our school community to take up the challenge

to read over the course of the month of November. We are sending home a calendar each

week for each student in our school from Gr. 1 to Gr. 9 (although we certainly encourage

our Pre-K and Kindergarten kids to participate with parents reading alouds). This calendar

will allow all students to monitor their home reading progress. Each Monday, we ask that

you send the calendar back to school so that we, the school, can monitor progress.

We will be offering a prize if as a school community we read substantially over the month of

November. The prize for regular, recorded reading will be awarded on Wednesday,

December 8th.

Prize will be as follows:

● Average of 15 minutes of reading per student = Movie Day for all students

● Average of 20 minutes of reading per student = Movie Day for all students +

Popcorn and Hot Chocolate

● Average of 25 minutes of reading per student = Movie Day for all students +

Popcorn and Hot Chocolate + Hot Lunch (sloppy joes, chips & drink).

We are invested in promoting literacy at Mountain View School. We know its benefits are

too numerous to count and its effects are generational. We strongly encourage our parent

community to support this initiative.

As always, we appreciate your support!

Kind regards,

Mr. Jeff Hill

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