Panthers are WILD About Reading!

Did you know? Last summer, our students read a combined 146,265 minutes!!!

Join our New and improved Summer Reading Program

PTO is excited to introduce our updated reading program for students this summer! The Summer Reading Adventure is an optional program to help VPE students retain the knowledge and skills they learned in the previous school year.


The Adventure begins on May 29 and ends August 17*.

* This is day before the first day of school; in the event the first day of school is delayed, the adventure will continue! 


This year we will offer two "trails":

  • Trail #1: for the Ultimate Explorer who can't wait to log their reading minutes, this competitive path will lead readers to great treasure!

  • Trail #2: for the Casual Traveler who's just along for the ride; their journey will lead straight to the Summer Reading Celebration!

the Ultimate Explorer

Students who record their reading minutes and submit their completed logs will be eligible to compete for the top prizes among their peers. Gift cards will be awarded to the top 3 students with the most minutes in each grade and the top 3 students in the whole school.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minutes must be recorded using the PTO Summer Reading Minutes Log -OR- Biblionasium

    • (Optional) If you would like to link your child to our Biblionasium profile, our school name is VPE PTO and group code is RYKBK093. You can enter this information in your child's profile after you sign up.
  • Completed reading logs, with the GRAND TOTAL of minutes read, must be turned in at school by August 31, 2021

  • Submit the 2021 Summer Reading Minutes online form for your student. (This form will not be active until August.)

the Casual traveler

Some kids just don't want to track their reading minutes, and that's okay! For the casual summer readers, we still want to recognize them for their efforts. 


Students who turn in the Summer Reading 3-Book Tracker will receive an invitation to the Summer Reading Celebration (or equivalent; tentatively scheduled for September).

All forms are due by August 31, 2021.

Reading Tips

  • Encourage your child to read at least 15-20 minutes every day, or a minimum of 5 books during summer break. 

  • Find one or two books your whole family can read together and discuss - it's like your own little book club!

  • It is OK for your child to read anything at their reading level that interests them: comics, magazines, graphic novels, news articles, books, etc.

  • Don’t forget to take reading material with you when you go on trips or while you wait at lessons, appointments, etc.

  • Use the public library to check out books - many JoCo Library branches have resumed "normal" operating hours and services now. Check their website for more information.

  • Use your reading minutes to "double-dip" in additional reading programs from the library or local bookstores. See the Resources section below for links.


Reading Logs & Trackers 

Local Resources

Benefits of Summer Reading

Questions? Contact Caroline Lundquist, Summer Reading Adventure Coordinator



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