Who can participate in Reading Olympics? Any fifth or sixth grade student Attend all meetings Students will be required to read at least 10 books from the R.O. list by January 1 st to qualify for the Reading Olympics. Students must continue to read books from the Reading Olympics list so the team will be able to answer questions the night of the event. Each team consists of 8 to 14 students who agree to read from groups of 45 books appropriate for their age and reading level.
BUCKS COUNTY READING OLYMPICS Dear Fifth and Sixth Grade Parents: October 1, 2011 Your child has shown an interest in participating in the Bucks County Reading Olympics. The Olympics are a celebration of reading! Students will share responsibility for reading 45 books from a selected list, and then compete as a team against other schools in Bucks County. Each team will answer questions about the books using a game show format. Last year over 3,600 students participated. The elementary event will start at 6 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Council Rock High School South. Transportation to and from the competition will be your responsibility. Students will be required to read at least 10 books from the list by January 1 st 2012 to register for the Reading Olympics. A student must continue to read books from the list in order to answer questions on the night of the competition. We would like each team member to read as many of the books on the list as possible. The books will be supplied by our school library or can be purchased at the book fair the week of November 28 th to December 2 nd 2011. There will be meetings in the library at 8:30am before school beginning in January 2012. All meeting dates will be posted on the library website. We are excited about this activity, and we look forward to a positive experience with lots of good reading from our students. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please verify your permission for your child to participate by signing and returning the sheet below. Sincerely, Jennifer Ventresca Librarian, MMW _______________________________has my permission to participate in the Reading Olympics for the 2011-2012 school year. _________________________ will attend the Reading Olympics competition on March 29, 2012 and all scheduled Reading Olympic meetings, as we realize this is a serious commitment. __________________________________________ Signature of parent or guardian
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe The Whipping Boy
Visit the library web page to view a list of the 2012 Reading Olympics Books library web page Students will keep records of books they have read in a database in the library folder in the shared drive. Captains will be chosen based on the students who have read the most books.
All meetings are Friday at 8:30am in the library First meeting Friday January 6 th 2012 Friday January 20th February 3rd February 10 th February 17 th March 2 nd March 9 th March 16th Thursday, March 22 nd - TBA Reading Olympics Competition at Council Rock High School SOUTH, Thursday, March 29, 2012
You will represent your school and feel proud to be a member of the team You will personally gain by becoming a better reader Pizza party the week after the Olympics Really COOL T-shirt