Book Club

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Grades K  5
If you have any questions regarding the current program, pleases contact Mimi Edward 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 including student safety, scroll down to the FAQ section.

Program Details

Time:
8:00 – 9:00 am
Location:
MPR
Duration:
Year-long program that meets 6 times
Eligibility:
All Grades (K-5)
Fee:
$50 per child – scroll down to Program Fee for details
*** Scholarship available upon request ***
Registration
Registration and payment due Friday, August 26. Print and complete the 
Registration Form, attach your payment and registration and drop them in the PTA drop-box located in the school office.

2016-17 Schedule (Wednesdays)

  • October 26
  • November 30
  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 29
  • April 26
Group Leader Orientation
  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016
  • 8:00–9:00 a.m. 
  • Location: TBD

FAQ

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 in late September.  Students are encouraged to read the books at home, or have parents 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!



BOOKS – How are the books selected?

Books are selected from literature sources such as: library lists, books used in other school clubs, and leader suggestions. The books on the list 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. Book themes include Mystery, Giving/Caring, Fantasy, Poetry, Far Away Places, and Summer Adventure.



FIRST BOOK – How do I get my first book? 
The first book will arrive in your child’s classroom in late September.  Their name and the Book Club meeting date will be labeled on the cover of the book.



LEADERS – Who leads the discussion groups?

Parent volunteers who go through a training session lead the discussion groups. There is no teaching experience necessary! Methods for engaging different personalities in a supportive manner are an important component of the training program. A mandatory leader meeting will be held on Wednesday October 1st at 8:00am. This is a great forum to exchange ideas and team up with others. Volunteers must be cleared through the school district screening process. 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.



SCHEDULE – When does the VHPTABC meet?
The VHPTABC meets 6 times over the school year on a Wednesday morning from 8:15 until 9:00 a.m. It is the last Wednesday of every month starting in October (skipping December) and ending in April. Scroll up to see the meeting dates for the current school calendar.



STUDENT SAFETY – How can we ensure student safety?  

In order to ensure student safety, children must be signed in EACH time by an ADULT so that we can accurately track who is in attendance.  Important Note: there is NO adult supervision of students prior to 8:15 a.m. 



PROGRAM FEE – What is included in the program fee? 

Program fees includes the costs of books, a light snack at each meeting (e.g. fruit, drink, donuts, or brownie bites), and a certificate of completion at the end of the year.



 




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

September 27, 2017
January 17, 2018
March 21, 2018–9:30 am
May 16, 2018



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