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Stop the Summer Slide program a success

The Townsend Elementary PTA held a summer program called “Stop the Summer Slide.” The idea was to encourage students to read six books over the course of the summer. Those who completed six books received a $10 gift certificate to the first book fair, which was held in conjunction with open house.

Studies have shown children who continue to read during the summer months retain more information from the school year, and also have an easier time when school begins again in the fall.

Sixty-three students took advantage of the program. Pictured are those who were available when the photo was taken.

Front (from left): Nathan Middleton, Lucas Rice, Livian Robinson, Anika Fassler, Eilis Owens, Addyson Merwin, Layne VanValkenburg, and Kennedy Williams. Middle (from left): Maddox Little, Acadia Gates, Kahrin Vesterfelt, Paige LeBarge, Jaden Serra, and Eli Williams. Back (from left): Blair Brown, Marcus Marano, Ethan Hall, Gavin Harrington, London Gardner, Kai Storrer, Shayden Covell, Caragh O'Connor, and Nate Harrington.
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