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Mighty Tiger
Summer Reading Challenge
Aspen Elementary is excited to announce the fifth annual ‘Mighty Tiger Summer Reading Challenge!’  Because we believe so strongly in the importance of reading every day and hope to curb summer reading loss, we invite all Aspen students to participate in this exciting event. 
Richard Allington, author of Summer Reading argues that any child who fails to engage in independent reading during the summer months will typically experience summer reading loss by the start of the new school year. 
To participate, your child will only need to keep track of the books they read during the summer months by writing the title and date on the attached form.  If your student is a chapter book reader, every 100 pages counts as two books, so those students will need to keep track of the book title and number of pages read on their reading form.  Books that have been read on RAZ kids will count toward total number of books read. We will have your child return their reading form to school by Friday, September 1st and prepare to celebrate their hard work! If your child loses their reading form they will be able to print another one from Aspen’s website.  Students will be recognized for their reading ‘mightiness’ at the end of September.  Students that read 10 books or more will attend a pizza party with the Principal; those that read 20 books or more will attend the pizza party AND receive a T-shirt; students that read 30 books or more will attend the pizza party, receive a T-shirt AND earn our coveted ‘30 Book Club’ dog tag.  Please help us keep your child’s reading muscles strong by planning to take part in our summer reading challenge!! 
Steve Peterson                                                                      Melissa Roundy
Principal Aspen Elementary                                                   Literacy Coach Aspen Elementary