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Bethel Elementary Summer Reading Program

 “Full STEAM Ahead… Take the STEM Challenge… CREATE!!!”


Dear Parents and Students,

Good News! Once again, Bethel Elementary’s Library will be open throughout the summer. We would like to encourage you to come visit our library and check-out books during the summer months. Research shows us that students lose reading skills if they do not continue reading throughout the summer, and as a result the “summer slide” occurs.

Our summer reading program theme this year will be… “Full STEAM ahead…Take the STEM Challenge… CREATE!”

     This summer we want to encourage families not only to check-out books throughout the summer, but to also engage and participate in STEM activities each week. This will be tons of fun and educational for the whole family! This program will emphasize collaboration, cooperation and communication (the “Critical Cs”) of 21st Century Learning.

The library will be open each Tuesday, from 10:00-3:00, starting June 20 and ending August 8. The library will be closed the week of July 4th. Each week there will be STEM activities set up in the library for you and your child to explore. Book check-out will be anytime between 10:00 and 3:00. So… Come check us out!!!

Dates BES library will be open:

June 20, 27      

July 11, 18, 25

August 1 & 8

 I look forward to seeing you this summer!!!

Ms. Gray  🙂


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