Reading Challenge

Dear ATS Students and Parents,

Arlington Traditional School is on the move! We are excited to meet our new neighbors and share our ATS spirit, good character, and our out of the box thinking! With this spirit in mind, all of us challenge YOU to read 50 books this summer for this year’s summer reading challenge: ATS Readers on the Move! We all know that reading is an essential part of learning, therefore, this reading challenge is a must do – it is required.

Here are the steps to completing your super summer Reading Challenge:

  1. Read 50 books this summer! As you unpack the wonders of reading, write the title or chapter of your book on the boxes in the reading log. Make sure to start with number one!
  2. For those who read chapter books, 25 pages = 1 book. If you are a student entering kindergarten, you may have the books read to you.
  3. As you pack the boxes with books you’ve read, remember to show good character and include those in the last moving box.
  4. Grab crayons or colored pencils or markers or glitter or anything and use your imagination to transform the box on the back of the Challenge into something amazing! 

Enjoy reading any books you choose this summer, and come back on the first day of school with your completed Reading Challenge ready to share everything you have learned and the wonderful books you have read! If the Arlington Public Library has a summer challenge as well, you may use the same books you read to complete it.

Parents, we need your help, too. Please ensure your child completes the challenge and brings it with them on the first day of school in August.

Students who read all 50 books this summer will receive an ATS Readers on the Move! certificate and t-shirt and have the opportunity to participate in a special Reading Carnival Day in the fall. So get moving!

Have a safe and happy summer! See you at 1030 N. McKinley Road!

Happy reading,

Holly Hawthorne, Principal                  Jennifer Gildea, Assistant Principal


An extra copy of the Reading Challenge can be downloaded here.