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100 Days of Reading Starts June 1

Lake Los Angeles – Wilsona School District – Save the Children - After the learning by computer screen, after months of school closings, learning disruptions and hurdles and experiencing the in-classroom learning again in the school year 2021-2022, the next year of 100 Days of Reading will help “settle the dust” and again give kids an enjoyable way to engage in reading and learning during their summer away from school and to keep the forward progression making a significant impact on the lives of children after last year’s summer reading campaign.

WiIsona School District Superintendent Dr. Bervel announced, “Save the Children will be kicking off their 100 Days of Summer Reading Challenge on June 1st, which will run through September 8th. It’s easy to participate. Your child just reads, logs their minutes, and turns it in at the end for a chance to win some very cool prizes. Every child wins something, and last year, the top readers won shiny new bicycles! This is a great program to keep your child actively reading and learning over the summer break.”

Save the Children’s summer reading campaign fuels literacy support in rural America. June 1 of 2019 was the inaugural launch of the program. Save the Children said, “All children are at risk of the summer slide, meaning they can lose achievement gains made in the previous school year. A child’s summer learning experiences during their elementary school years can impact their success in higher grades, including whether they graduate from high school and move on to college. According to the National Summer Learning Association, children growing up in poverty are at even greater risk – low-income children typically lose two to three months of reading progress each summer.”

The National Summer Learning Association said the National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to advocacy and awareness aimed at elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school in the fall ready to succeed in the year.

The District Office was the setting for honoring the students who recorded incredible minutes read numbers during last school year’s Days of Reading Challenge. The ceremony took place outdoors at the District Office with masks and social distancing on Thursday November 18, 2021. The awards ceremony this approaching fall will certainly be a different scene.

Students in all grades are welcome to participate. The reading log forms are available at Wilsona school and the District office.

If you have any question about the reading challenge with Save the Children, please contact Senior Early Childhood Coordinator Maria Olegine at

You can make a difference!

By Shirley Harriman

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