The Read-A-Lot Summer Literacy Program is an intensive three-week intervention program for Limestone District School Board students who are currently in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 6.It focuses on developing fundamental skills in reading and writing which will allow students to be more successful in their following school year.
Students who are not yet achieving the provincial standard (Level 3) for language (reading and/or writing) at their grade-level are referred to Read-A-Lot by their home school and the Student Support Teacher coordinates the registrations. If you are interested in this program for your child, please let his/her classroom teacher and/ or Student Support Teacher know. Registration packs are sent out to parents in early May and registrations for all sites are coordinated centrally by our Program Assistant.
Parents can choose one of two three-week sessions for their child offered at sites throughout the district (final decisions on sites are made in late April). Our program day runs much like a blanced school day from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We offer recesses, nutrition breaks, daily physical activity (DPA) sessions and lots of interactive learning in addition to our focused reading and writing instruction.
The program is taught by enthusiastic and skilled Instructors (qualified teachers) with a Tutor (usually a teacher candidate) assigned to each class to assist and classes do not usually exceed 15 students. A Site Manager (a LDSB contract teacher) supervises staff and students at each site and communicates with the Program Manager who oversees all sites, staff and students.
Students must plan to attend all of the program days for their session as assessment and instruction is tightly focussed across the three weeks and plces are in high demand. The fee for this program is $250. Cheques are to be made out to the Limestone District School Board (no post-dated cheques). Subsidies of $50 are available upon request and the relevant subsidy form is included in the registration package. Transportation and before-and-after care are not provided.
"I am overly impressed at the way his teacher has been able to grasp his attention and keep him focused on learning and challenging himself. This has been one of the best experiences my son has had through this program." (Parent, Summer 2013)
"Overall our daughter loved coming to camp! Definitely a worthwhile experience for her!" (Parent, Summer 2013)
"Thank you so much for a wonderful 3 weeks. My son had a great time and I saw him using new & different trouble-shooting techniques. It was a fantastic experience. Thanking you again for all of your hard work and energy keeping my son’s attention focused in a learning environment." (Parent, Summer 2013)
"My daughter’s reading has improved enormously and she says she likes it, so I think the program has been really great for her." (Parent, Summer 2013)
NEW! We are proud of our results...
Please take a look at the results of staff and student efforts this past summer in our 2014 Highlights document.
Dates & Sites
Our CONFIRMED dates for Summer 2017 and PROPOSED sites (site changes added February 2017):
FINAL SITE DECISIONS are made in late April by Facility Services and registration packs sent in early May.
July 3rd- July 21st, 2017.
Ecole Sir John A.MacDonald P.S.
J.R. Henderson P.S.
Prince Charles P.S. (Verona)
July 24th- August 11th, 2017.
Cataraqui Woods E.S.
Molly Brant Elementary
We are now hiring Instructor and Tutors for Summer 2017- postings have closed and we are shortlisting for interviews (see dates below).