Summer School Reading
“The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.” - Aristotle
During the summer, it’s easy to fall into a routine where our children stop reading, learning, and maintaining their brain. As educators, we recognize that children will have their learning flatten or even lose 2-3 months work of learning if they don’t keep reading and thinking about math over the summer. (https://www.nwea.org/blog/2021/summer-learning-loss-what-we-know-what-were-learning/)
All STFXCS students receive various resources to help them continue learning through the summer in a fun and engaging way. Reading for pleasure is especially encouraged to help grow a student's vocabulary, imagination, knowledge base, and comprehension skills.
One of our School Wide Learning Expectations describes Saint Francis Xavier students as life-long learners. We celebrate this whenever we can. Students who achieve individual goals for reading and learning over the summer are recognized in assemblies, newsletters and with a small reward upon their return to school in the fall.