Greater High Point Summer Reading Kick-Off

Kick-off event will be held on Friday, June 26

– For the fourth year in a row, the Kiwanis Club of High Point has generously sponsored High Point students with an opportunity to enhance their reading skills and combat the summer slide. The summer reading program will be offered again to students who attend one of the various participating sites: Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater High Point, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club-Cloverleaf, High Point LEAP, Macedonia Community Center and the Carl Chavis YMCA. The High Point community is extremely excited to have five schools offer their school’s computer labs: Fairview, Oak Hill, Parkview, Pruett Scale and Triangle Lake Montessori.

“We are excited to partner with Guilford County Schools to provide this opportunity for students to enhance their reading skills during the summertime,” said Claire Robinson, Kiwanis Club of High Point president, “Last year, over 700 students participated and read over 12,000 books. We are looking forward to increasing the number this summer.”

The kick-off event for the summer reading program for students and parents will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Morehead Recreation Center. 102 Jamz will provide music and there will be a special appearance by Ronald McDonald. Through Book Time with Ronald McDonald, Ronald will highlight the importance of reading. Using magic, music, audience participation and storytelling, Ronald brings home five important lessons: Have some Book Time Every day, Books Are Our Friends, Explore the Library, Take Care of Books, and Read with Excitement.

Also, Johanna J. Smith will read an excerpt from her book, “Star Gazer, the Horse Who Loved History.” Smith combines her passionate love for children, horses and history in this moving story that emphasizes world peace.

The summer reading program uses the online computer based Reading Eggs-Reading Eggspress software designed to enhance the lives of school age children by providing them a hands-on interactive web-based reading experience. Each site will meet during the one hour designated time Monday through Thursday until August 7, 2015.

For more information or to register your child to participate, please visit one of the participating sites or feel free to contact Mrs. Lavonne Rosbor-Sanders, Western Region Student Services Administrator at 336-253-0720 to get registered online.

- a press release

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