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, scroll down to the FAQ section.

Program Details

Time:
8:15 – 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, September 1. Print and complete the 
Registration Form, attach your payment and registration and drop them in the PTA drop-box located in the school office.

2017-18 Schedule (Wednesdays)

  • October 25
  • November 29
  • January 31
  • February 28
  • March 28
  • April 25
Group Leader Orientation
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 8:00–9:00 a.m. 

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. 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 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. For a tentative list, see reverse side


LEADERS – Who leads the discussion groups?

Parent volunteers who go through a training session will be assisting 5th grader in leading discussions for k-3rd Grade. There will be an age appropriate creative activity related to the book at each session. 5th Graders will be given formal training by certified District Literature Teacher (Mrs. Alba) and preselected via application and interview. 4th and 5th Graders (who do not want to be Student Teachers) will each lead one or more book discussion and activity with assistant of Parent leader. There is mandatory training for Parent and Student Leaders (5th Graders and 4th Graders who would want to be Student Leader in 5th Grade) - no prior experience needed. Parent 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.

COST – How much does the program cost?
The fee for the reader program is $50.00 for the year. This includes the costs of the books, a light snack at each meeting (fruit, drink, and donut holes), end of the year thank you gifts for leaders and administrative expenses. 5th Grade Student Leaders has a $20 for application processing fee for training, books and snacks. Our accounting is to be administered by the Vintage Hills School PTA.  This is self-funded club based purely on volunteer efforts. 

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 are last Wednesday of each month:  October  25,  November 29 , January 31, February 28, March 28, and  April 25. 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 late September. Their name and the meeting date will be labeled on the cover of the book.

HOW DO I SIGN UP 

If you and your child think this program is right for you, please visit the Enrichment table at registration to sign up. Once school begins, we will determine the amount of student spots in ratio to volunteer leaders using a “first come, first served basis.” If there is space for your child, you will be contacted via email to fill out a registration form. This form, along with payment, will be due in the office no later than Friday, September 1st. There will be a box in the office to drop off forms. This year we will accept late registrations by means of a waitlist until a whole group is formed and a leader is available. 




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

September 13, 2017
January 17, 2018
March 21, 2018–9:30 am
May 16, 2018



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