Rockfish Hoke Elementary School
6251 Rockfish Road
Raeford, NC 28376
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Have you ever heard of the "summer loss?" It's not a seasonal diet or exercise program, but a troubling trend in which students lose valuable reading skills when they stop reading during their break from school.
We know that children who do not read over the summer fall 2 ½ to 3 months behind their peers in literacy skills. Children who do not have access to books or adults who can read to them are especially susceptible to summer loss. As a result, by the end of fifth grade, many of these students are approximately 2 ½ years behind their more affluent peers in terms of reading ability.
For this reason, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has launched "Give 5 Read 5." As part of this effort, we are asking parents, business owners, and community leaders to donate 5 new or gently used books to their local elementary school. We are focused on providing 5 books as research from Harvard has shown that reading four or even five books over the summer helps prevent the summer slump.
To learn more about this program which helped schools collected over 120,000 books across N.C. last year, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/give5read5/.
We will begin collecting books on March 17th and the last day to collect books is May 16th.
Please click here to find documents that will help with understanding of this new program.