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Summer is a fantastic time for students and
families to relax and recharge, but it doesn’t hurt to keep the upcoming school
year in mind as you enjoy the time off! Our wonderfully dedicated Parent
Involvement Educators (PIEs) shared these tips for a successful summer:

“Over the summer children should read 20
minutes a day, 7 days a week,” said Monica De La Paz, our PIE from Louis B.
Russell School 48. “Even if it’s a cereal box! Make sure they are reading
something they enjoy so they will want to read. Over the summer,
local libraries have specialists that really do a good job at giving parents
strategies and tools they can use at home to help their children become
confident readers.”

Another resource our PIEs recommend for keeping
your child’s reading skills sharp this summer is Hoosier Family of Readers.
This free online reading program offers more than 4,000 books in both English
and Spanish. To access this valuable reading opportunity, visit the Hoosier Family of Readers
website
.

Math skills are also vital to student success,
and you can have some family fun while maintaining your scholar’s math muscles!
We’re surrounded by sports in the summer; encouraging your child to track their
favorite player’s stats or keep score while watching a local game can help make
math fun.

As we all enjoy this summer, be on the lookout
for updates with important information and event dates for the district and
your school. Our Office of Student Assignment will hold open hours for services
next month to ensure all of our families’ questions regarding enrollment, transportation,
immunization and other areas are answered.

Check your weekly editions of The Achiever
along with www.myIPS.org and the
district’s social media sites for the latest information on school supply
lists, the revised dress code and back-to-school events. We’ll share detailed
information as soon as it is available.

Don’t forget, the first day of the fall
semester is August 3 – enjoy the summer and thanks for a great school year!