May STRIPE Letter

 Family Reading Night May 2010  

We had a great turnout for the Family Reading Night on May 10th! 

Over 100 people came to hear Dr. Mike Lockett tell stories  J  Children in grades k-3 were given a cloth bag, a free book, a reusable water bottle, pencils, and other goodies.  This event was paid for through a grant from the Illinois Reading Council and HyVee donated a portion of the bags given to the children.   


What Are The Title I Reading Requirements? 

Children who are reading 6 months or more below grade level, have not done well on district tests, or are earning a low grade in reading because they have trouble sounding out words and remembering what they have read are selected to be in the Title I reading group with the Title I teacher, Mrs. Schulthes.   

What  Is  S.T.R.I.P.E.  ? 

S – Students and

T -  TeachersR –

ReadingI –


P – Providing

E – Excellence 

All kindergarten through third graders students are  involved in the S.T.R.I.P.E. reading program.  The Title I reading teacher and two reading assistants work together with classroom teachers to divide each class into small groups so that the children have an opportunity to read at their independent reading level.  This means that children who struggle with reading receive extra help while children who are advanced readers have the chance to read more challenging books and do enrichment activities.  The staff uses achievement test scores as well as past reading grades to determine each child’s particular group assignment.  The children can change groups during the year if they begin to struggle with reading improve their reading  All of the groups from a classroom meet at the same time, so no one is pulled out of class or misses another subject.    

How To Help Your Child With Reading During The Summer 

1.     Go to the public library J 

2.     Sign your children up for a summer reading program at one of the community libraries. Libraries in our district accept all ROWVA students J

 3.     Have your child write a journal/diary/notebook 

4.     Write letters to family members or friends who do not live close by. 

5.     Yard sales are great places to buy books J 

6.     Have your child help read the grocery ads in the paper and write your shopping list. 

7.     Have your child read signs and menus while you travel. 

8.     Play rhyming word games in the car J  Choose a word and think of all of the words which with it rhymes.  The winner picks the next rhyme J 

9.     Have contests to see who can think of the most words beginning with a certain letter or sound.  The winner gets to choose the next letter in the game J         

The R.O.W.V.A. reading team wishes you a safe and happy summer!  We will see you In August