San Angelo ISD is excited to announce the return of our San Angelo READS! Summer Book Patrol program, to inspire a love of reading all summer long with book giveaways and a pop up event in July.
The Summer Book Patrol will kick off next Thursday, June 16, 2022 with deliveries of books to children in our community along with some goodies provided by H-E-B. Join us in inspiring a love of reading by nominating a child in the San Angelo area to receive a visit from the Summer Book Patrol and free books through our nomination form. Last summer, the District delivered over 250 books to students from all 17 of our elementary campuses as part of the Summer Book Patrol.
The District is proud to partner with H-E-B and to support the H-E-B Read 3 program, which focuses on educating parents and caregivers about the need to read to their children a minimum of three times per week.
“At San Angelo ISD, we encourage our students and families to keep reading over the summer break - whether you’re at home with time to spare, on the road for a family vacation or poolside,” said SAISD Executive Director of Communications Whitney Wood. “We know that reading is vitally important to help our children reach their full potential, and we want to help our community continue that this summer which is why we are working to generate some extra fun around literacy. We also love to see the great reading programs driven by community partners like the Tom Green County Library System available to our students and families!”
SAISD plans to not only deliver books directly to children with the Summer Book Patrol, but will also have a San Angelo READS! Summer Book Patrol Pop Up Event next month on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Goliad Elementary with live read alouds, book giveaways and more. The District will also be sharing read aloud videos in partnership with Scholastic Education and read by special guests throughout the summer for students to tune into or watch on their own time during the summer break.
Follow the San Angelo ISD Facebook, Twitter, and website, www.saisd.org/read, to stay up-to-date on San Angelo READS! and the Summer Book Patrol! Community members are encouraged to share how they celebrate reading all summer long through the hashtag, #SAISDReads.
San Angelo READS!
The San Angelo Reads! community-wide literacy initiative was founded by the District in 2020 to promote and encourage reading and the SAISD future-ready learner profile attributes among SAISD students and the greater San Angelo community. The goal of the literacy initiative is to increase awareness of the importance of literacy and to inspire a love for reading. This exciting initiative is driven by statistics which show how vitally important literacy is to providing all students with the opportunities to succeed at a young age. Children and teenagers who read for pleasure on a daily or weekly basis score better on reading and writing tests than infrequent or non-readers.
SAISD kicked off San Angelo READS! on December 9, 2020 with the first annual San Angelo Reads! Day, a day when literacy was celebrated at every SAISD elementary campus with literacy fun like read-ins, unveiling book vending machines and a gift of a book to all SAISD 3rd graders compliments of the San Angelo Area Foundation. SAISD is focused on building literacy skills that create students who are prepared for future successes, inside and outside the classroom and beyond their time in our hallways.