The Read-A-Lot Summer Literacy Program is an intensive 3 week intervention program, for Limestone District School Board students who are currently in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8.It focuses on developing fundamental skills in reading and writing which will allow students to be more successful in their following school year.
STUDENTS: Students who are not yet achieving the provincial standard (Level 3/B) for Language (reading and/or writing) at their grade-level (usually February report card) 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 April and registrations for all sites are coordinated centrally by our Program Assistant.
PROGRAM: Parents can choose 1 of 2 sessions (3 weeks each) for their child offered at sites throughout the district (final decisions on sites are made in 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.
STAFF: 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 Managers who oversee 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 3 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.
“The progress my child has made over the last three weeks has amazed me. He is excited about sounding out words and learning to read.” (Parent, 2016)
“This is my child’s third year at Read-A-Lot and she looks forward to it every year. It is a great program and we are happy with her progress.” (Parent, 2016)
“We have been pleasantly surprised with (our child’s) level of motivation to attend camp…it has not been difficult to get (him) to engage…the teachers make learning and reading as fun as possible through games, structure, and positive reinforcement.” (Parent, 2016)
“I can’t put into words what you have done for my son, not only with reading and writing but some of his everyday struggles…Thank you.” (Parent, 2016)
“My child came home after the first day and said, “It is the best camp ever!” (Parent, 2016)
NEW! We are proud of our results...
Please take a look at the results of staff and student efforts this past summer in our 2017 Highlights document.
Dates & Sites
Sites will be confirmed in March.
Our PROPOSED dates and sites for Summer 2018:
July 3rd- July 20th, 2018 (Monday, July 2nd is a holiday).
* Ecole Sir John A.MacDonald P.S.
* J.R. Henderson P.S.
* Prince Charles P.S. (Verona)
July 23rd- August 10th, 2018 (Monday, August 6th is a holiday).
* Southview P.S.
* Cataraqui Woods E.S.
* Molly Brant Elementary
Sites will be confirmed in March.
Registration packages are sent to parents from the schools in April.
Registration deadline early June.
All returning staff should check the staff O365 group and complete the RAL Staff 2018 Google form.
We are now hiring Instructors and Tutors for Summer 2018.