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Dear St. Vincent Parents,
I hope this letter finds you well. As summer vacation is underway, I wanted to take a moment to emphasize the importance of summer reading. Studies have shown that students who continue to read during the summer months are better prepared for the upcoming school year and are more likely to succeed academically.
Summer reading not only improves reading skills but also helps to expand vocabulary, increase knowledge, and improve critical thinking. It also provides a great opportunity for individuals to explore their interests and discover new perspectives through literature.
There are many ways to incorporate reading into your summer routine. Whether it's visiting the local library, joining a book club, or simply setting aside time each day to read, there are plenty of options to choose from. Encouraging children to read can also be a fun family activity that promotes a love of learning. One of the best ways to encourage your child to read is to have your child see you reading as
well. To do this, some families choose to set a specific time for family reading where the entire family stops what they are doing and reads. Why not make this a fun event and pack up a blanket and a bag of books and head to the beach, a park or your backyard in the evening?
When selecting a book for your child, it's important to consider his/her reading level to ensure he/she can engage with the content comfortably and derive educational benefits from the experience. Here are some options you can use to select a book on your child's reading level:
Have your child select a book and read one page out loud. Then follow the Five Finger Test
2nd Grade - 8th Grade
Have your child follow the Five Finger Test or find your child's Lexile level at the bottom of his/her MAP test results that were sent home with the report cards. Then input their Lexile level into the following site:
While it's important to have your child read books at his or her level, it's also important that your child engages with text that brings joy to them. Therefore, if your child is interested in reading text above his/her level, please find ways to support your child in enjoying this text such as reading it together, reading it to your child or having your child follow along with an audio book while holding a copy of the
printed text. If your child is enjoying reading a book below his/her level, allow him/her to do this in addition to a text that may stretch your child as well.
Please consider your child's interests: While it's crucial to choose books within your child's reading level, it's equally important to consider their interests. Find books that align with their hobbies, favorite characters, or preferred genres. When children are engaged with the content, they are more likely to enjoy reading and develop a lifelong love for books.
Visit libraries and bookstores: Take your child to local libraries or bookstores and let them browse the shelves. Encourage them to explore different sections and genres while keeping their reading level in mind. Librarians and bookstore staff can also provide recommendations based on your child's age and reading abilities. I would highly recommend the following website:
Remember, the goal is to encourage your child's reading development and enjoyment. By selecting books appropriate for their reading level and interests, you can nurture their love for reading and support their educational growth. I urge you to make summer reading a priority this year. It's a simple and enjoyable way to continue learning and growing, and it can have a positive impact on academic success.
Thank you for your time, and happy reading!
What is an endowment?
The Endowment is a fund whose principle is never spent. Gifts to the St. Vincent de Paul School Endowment are held in perpetuity and become a permanent investment in Catholic education at St Vincent’s. The contributions are then invested, and the income earned provides a source of funds for generations of students to come.
What is the purpose of the endowment?
The purpose of the endowment is to provide an annual stream of funds available for tuition assistance to parish families.
How can I give?
The simplest way to give to the endowment is a direct gift of money, real estate, stocks, or bonds. Another method is a deferred gift through a will, trust, or life insurance policy. All donations are tax-deductible; please consult your tax or legal advisor about these and other methods to give to the Endowment.
Please consider a contribution to the St Vincent de Paul School Endowment Fund on a monthly or annual basis. Your desire to leave a legacy for future students will give you the knowledge that your gift will provide perpetual support for Catholic education at St. Vincent’s.
You can purchase gift cards for businesses you go to every day through the Scrip program. This is an easy way to help earn money for the school and parish!
Caffe D'arte has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul School for this delicious fundraiser. Each box of coffee is $10 with 40% of all proceeds going to our general operating budget. This coffee is well-balanced, full-bodied, and supremely smooth! You get coffee at a great price and help the school!
May 17th 2023
“Principal A” was quick to make an impact by announcing an extra five minutes of recess in the morning, handed out bags of chips to students, took phone calls from a couple parents, helped at recess, handled some conflict resolution, had a principals meeting at Red Robin, and spent some time on the walkie talkies ensuring the staff was in the know! Thank you “Principal A” for a wonderful day!