Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

– John Lubbock


Summer Reading and Assignments:

The summer months provide an opportune time to read, enjoy stories and learn new information from books. When parents and children read together, they are building language and new knowledge. They also create wonderful memories and experiences, which stay with children for many years. Our staff have put together summer reading lists and projects designed to foster enjoyment of reading, to expose students to a variety of genres, and to encourage independent reading. It is intended to help students maintain reading proficiencies acquired during the school year.

Kindergarten through Grade Five:

All students in Kindergarten through Grade Five have reading lists and assignments posted.
Assignments will be posted in July.

Grades 6-8: This year we will be using a new model of summer reading assignments for students in grades 6-8 that we’re calling Summer Book Clubs. Students will be assigned one of their five choices before leaving for summer vacation and receive a general list of questions for reflection as they read. Note that there is no written assignment associated with Book Clubs. At the start of next school year students will meet will their Book Clubs, other students and a faculty member that read the same book, to discuss their books, including character connections. Please email Kelsey Kolic at with any questions about Summer Book Clubs.

Math Enrichment:

Kids and adults alike enjoy playing games that are fun and motivating. Games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Engaging mathematical games can also encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other important mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning. Providing repeated opportunities for students to play games, allows mathematical ideas to emerge as students notice new patterns, relationships, and strategies.

This summer, try playing some of the games below with your child for a chance to build some valuable math skills and some family fun. Game on!

Card/Dice Games:

Math War


Two-Fisted Pennies



Acing Math Card Games

Online Games:

Deep Sea Duel

Turtle Pond

Factor Game


Product Game

Board Games:

Tiny Polka Dot

Prime Climb



School Supply Lists:

We have gathered supply lists for each grade to eliminate the guess work of what will be needed for the school year.  As you begin to purchase supplies, make sure to keep this checklist handy to make your back-to-school shopping as easy as 1, 2, 3!

 School supply lists for all grades will be provided over the summer.

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
– James Dent