Read to Succeed

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Every winter Love of Learning comes alive with the joy of reading. The Read to Succeed program is designed to encourage reading for fun for K through 6. 

The program is sponsored by the Six Flags Corporation – every participant who reads for 600 minutes or more during the six-week program period, will receive a free ticket to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. Parents, you can negotiate another incentive closer to home if you don’t want to make the trek to New Jersey! 

In addition to the ticket to Great Adventure, there are book token prizes awarded to the top readers in the school.

How to Participate:

  1. Keep a reading log from January 12 - February 25. Click here to print extra reading logs. (Note: The form states a 360 minute requirement, Six Flags lowered the standard a few years ago, but we didn't. Let's aim for 600 minutes!)
  2. Return the reading logs on Monday, February 26th (the day school reopens after Winter Recess)

What Counts:

  1. Books read for fun, not for school
  2. Books read by students
  3. Books read to students by parents/caregivers
  4. Audiobooks will be counted in a limited amount, up to 120 minutes

The important thing is, start reading and keep track of the reading! This is a great time to get into some of the Caldecott and Newberry Award-winner books. Have fun!


Read to Feed

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Our Read to Succeed program is being run in conjunction with Read to Feed. Heifer Project International, which sponsors the Read to Feed program,  helps hungry families in a unique and exciting way. HPI provides food-producing animals and training in their care so that families can produce their own food and income. We will be talking with the children in the coming days about HPI’s Read to Feed program. With your encouragement, this can be a rewarding and educational experience for the whole family.

The Read to Feed program raises money to help HPI provide animals and training to hungry families here in the United States and throughout the world. Each family learns skills in animal husbandry and sustainable agriculture that enable them to care for their animal and improve the productivity of their land.  The some of the offspring of the animals given are expected to be given to other members of the community who are also in need.