Get Ready for Summer Learning!

Get Ready for Summer Learning!

 
Dear Grade-Level Reading colleagues,
 
I am writing to share with you the plans for Summer Learning Day 2014. This year, the National Summer Learning Association and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading are asking communities to submit an online pledge, committing to one or more long-term actions around summer. The pledge actions are listed below. Talk to you coalition to choose one or more actions, and then submit the pledge here.
 
·         Get healthy and get smart. We will offer nutritious meals and physical activities daily as a part of summer learning experiences in libraries, schools, camps, and other locations across our community.
·         Make every word count. We will intentionally integrate daily reading and other literacy-related activities into summer experiences to create language rich environments for PreK-3rd grade students throughout our community.
·         Start young. We will focus on expanding opportunities during the summer before kindergarten to ensure that children form strong attendance habits and start school ready for success.
·         Follow the numbers. We will engage our school district in efforts to identify particular needs and track the progress of our children over the summer months and beyond.
·         Determine demand. We will assess the local demand for and supply of high-quality summer learning opportunities to better understand gaps in service for children who need it the most.
·         Engage families. We will educate and equip families to better understand the benefits of quality summer learning, find local summer opportunities, and support summer learning at home.
 
Once your community has submitted a pledge form, NLSA will help to provide resources, and encourage your community to celebrate that commitment with a Summer Learning  Day event or activity that can be posted on our Summer Learning Day map
 
The commitment your coalition makes to summer learning could either build on work you already doing in your coalition, or be a commitment to begin work around another area.  
 
I have attached and hyperlinked a few things that might be helpful.
 
1)      A 2-sided Summer Learning Day information flyer to share with coalition members to help decide on your summer learning pledge (Click here.)
2)      A link to our blog post on the Ning is here
3)      Summer Learning Day Banner that communities can add to their websites or flyers (Click here.)
4)      Our online pledge form for communities can be found here
5)      Summer Learning Day map where communities can post events is here.
 
Feel free to email or call with any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing more about your work, and your plans for Summer Learning Day this year.
 
Rebecca Hancock
Operations and Project Assistant
National Summer Learning Association
575 South Charles Street, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-856-1370, ext. 401
 
Register today for the 2014 Summer Changes Everything™ national conference.
 
 
Submitted by,
 
Anita Ford Saunders, APR / Director, Marketing Communications/ United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
30 Laurel Street / Hartford, CT 06106 / tel 860-493-6834 / fax 860-493-6809 / afsaunders@unitedwayinc.org / unitedwayinc.org
 
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