Book Club

Grades K  5
If you have any questions regarding the current program, pleases contact Mimi Edwards or Deepti Belday.

Read for Fun! Book Club is an 100% parent-led program which emphasizes reading for fun in a social setting. It is open to all skill levels for students in grades K-5. Students will be separated into small discussion groups lead by parent volunteers. 

Students gather for a light breakfast snack and then discuss a grade level appropriate book. Each student will receive a new book each month, six in total, which is theirs to keep, and a certificate upon completion of the program. For more information about the Book Club, scroll down to the FAQ section.

Program Details

8:15 – 9:00 am
Year-long program that meets 6 times
All Grades (K-5)
$60 per child – scroll down to Program Fee for details
Registration and payment due Friday, September 7. Print and complete the 
Registration Form, attach your payment and registration and drop them in the PTA drop-box located in the school office.

Mandatory training for Parent and Student Leaders:

Parent Leader Orientation: Wednesday Morning, October 17
Student Teacher Trainings: Lunch Break (12:15-1:05pm) in the 4/5th grade hallway on 10/22, 11/26, 1/28, 2/25, 4/8, 5/13

2018-19 Schedule (Wednesdays)

  • October 24
  • November 28
  • January 30
  • February 27
  • April 10
  • May 15

VHPTABC - What is the Vintage Hills’ PTA Book Club?

The VHPTABC emphasizes reading for fun in a social setting.  It is open to all skill levels for students in grades K-5.  Members will receive their first book by early October.  They should read the book at home, or have it read to them, and come prepared to discuss the book with their small group in October.  At each meeting, they will receive the next book.  The books are theirs to keep!  It is self-funded and operated on 100% volunteer efforts. The cost is purely to cover books, training, snacks and end of year gifts.  


BOOKS - How are books selected?

Books are selected from literature sources such as: library lists, books used in other school clubs, and leader suggestions. The books are chosen because we hope they are fun to read and because they have the potential for lively and interesting discussion.  Some books may be above or below your child’s reading level, so students may choose to read the books independently or with their parents.  


LEADERS - Who leads the discussion groups? 

Parent volunteers who go through a training session will be assisting 5th Grade Student Teacher.  Student Teachers will lead K-3rd Grade.  Parent volunteers will lead 4th Grade readers and prepare them to potentially become Student Teachers themselves.  There will be an age appropriate creative activity related to the book at each session.  5th Graders will be given formal training by 5th Grade Teacher, Mrs. Crawford.  Student Teachers are  selected and vetted via internship application process. Parent Volunteers must be cleared through the school district screening process.  No prior experience needed to be a parent leader.  Because there is a delicate balance between volunteers to lead and students signed up, we need both leaders and substitutes! Our volunteers make it fun for the kids, while having fun themselves – come and join us! 


GROUPS - How are the groups determined? 

Children are grouped by grade level.  We try to have at least two boys and two girls for each group, and to group the students with a classmate.  Committee members are not privy to any information regarding students’ academic skills. Because VHPTABC is not an academic program, reading skills and abilities are not part of the criteria used to form the groups.


COST - How much does the program cost?  

The fee for the reader program is $60.00 for the year. This includes the costs of the books, a light snack at each meeting (fruit, drink, and donut holes; menu subject to change), end of the year thank you gifts for leaders and administrative expenses.  Our accounting is to be administered by the Vintage Hills School PTA.  This is self-funded club based purely on volunteer efforts. 


Applications are only for 5th Graders and will be considered an internship or job. They will be given formal and mandatory training during lunch.  Student Teachers are expected to work collaboratively, giving prior notice to any absentee and covering each other’s reading group.  Student Teachers pay $60 to cover training, books, snacks, and year-end reward.  


TIME - When does the VHPTABC meet?

The VHPTABC meets 6 times over the school year on a Wednesday morning from 8:15 until 9:00 am. The dates for 2018-2019 are:  October  24,  November 28, January 30, February 27, April 10, and  May 15. In order to ensure student safety, participants must be signed in EACH time by an ADULT.  There is NO supervision of students prior to 8:15am and we need to be sure of who is in attendance. 


FIRST BOOK - How do I get my first book?  

The first book will arrive in your child’s classroom in early October.  Their name and the meeting date will be labeled on the cover of the book.  All subsequent books will be given out during book club session.



Print registration form, along with $60 check to Vintage Hills PTA, put “Book Club” on the memo.  Registrations is due in the office no later than Friday, September 7th 2018 by 3:30pm. There will be a box in the office to drop off forms. No late registration will be accepted.

PTA General Meetings
Come join us at our General Meetings on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the School Library!

September 12, 2018
January 16, 2019
March 20, 2019–9:30 am
May 15, 2019

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