Saturday, September 19, 2009

Assemblywoman Pheffer Encourages Children To Return Their Completed Summer Reading Challenge Forms

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) is encouraging all children who completed the Summer Reading Challenge during their summer vacation to drop off their completed forms so that they may receive their certificates.

“This Challenge offered children the opportunity to continue reading and learning, even though school was out for the summer,” said Pheffer.

To encourage children to continue reading during the summer, Assemblywoman Pheffer offers her annual Summer Reading Challenge. Those interested receive a brochure with a calendar and a box for each day in July and August. When there are 40 or more days marked off with 15 minutes or more of reading on each day, your child earns a New York State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate. Along with the calendar, the brochure contains a list of suggested reading material for each stage of childhood to assist in your choice of books.

“Reading is an important tool for success, and the students who participate in this challenge demonstrate that they are committed to making education a priority,” said Pheffer.

You may stop by either of Assemblywoman Pheffer’s district offices at 90-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, or 108-14 Crossbay Boulevard, Ozone Park to drop off your completed forms, or to receive a new copy if needed.