The district has partnered up with the Longwood Rotary to help expand their ability to serve children in need. We would like families to donate school supplies. We are collecting used backpacks that your children may have outgrown or other backpacks that are no longer being used. We will also be collecting new school supplies (e.g., pencils, erasers, highlighters, folders, binders, glue sticks, etc.). Many times these small items are on sale, and you can buy several at a very inexpensive price. Then you can donate your extra supplies.
There will be bright blue donation bins in all school lobbies, please place backpacks and supplies there. These bins will be available all summer long.
“Students’ relationship with reading during the summer is a pretty good window into what the relationship will be once they leave our classrooms for good. We have an opportunity with summer reading to open that window to individual passions and interests and at the same time prevent the loss of achievement that months without practice bring.”
~Penny Kittle, Book Love
With that thought in mind, we have established the parameters of our summer reading program. Each grade level has a list of authors to guide students in their choice of summer reading. Students will be expected to read Three books over the summer.
All incoming 6th grade students are expected to read The Wednesday Wars,
by Gary D. Schmidt for their third book.
The remaining Two books are to be selected from either:
(2) “Books That Speak to the Middle School Experience” list - click here
- or -
(3) The 2016-17 Chester County Middle School Reading Olympics Book List. - click here
In the past, parents have expressed that a “shared read” offers many valuable discussion starters between a child and parent. Please consider reading the Gary D. Schmidt book with your child. Schmidt’s books offer thought provoking topics that will stimulate conversation.
Parents will be responsible for signing off on their child’s summer reading (click here). These lists and the sign-off form can be found on the “Downloads” page of the C.F. Patton Middle School website: cfpms.ucfsd.org/senthome.html