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Summer Reading and Math Challenges 2022

There are some exciting reading and math opportunities for students to participate in this summer! Each year the CT state governor and commissioner for the State Department of Education challenge students to keep their reading and math skills fresh.  

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Summer Reading Opportunities:

West Hartford Public Libraries are OPEN and excited to see you this summer! Learn more about resources that will help your child keep reading this summer.

Included on the website are links to suggested summer reading lists and West Hartford Public Library information including digital book access, library hours, and library card application

When students complete their Summer Reading Logs (Grades PreK-1 or Grades 2-5), they can:

  • Option 1: To get a FREE book, return their completed form to any West Hartford Library between August 15 and August 26. Going paperless? Fill out the online form on the library's summer reading webpage.
  • Option 2: Bring this form to their School Library Media Specialist when they return to school. Forms returned after August 26 are not eligible for a book.

Summer Math Opportunities:

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Looking for ways for your child to review and keep their math skills fresh this summer? Take a look at this West Hartford Summer Math 2022 newsletter to find helpful information, fun activities and online resources for your child to work on math all summer long. Included in this newsletter is a link to The Commissioner’s 2022 Summer Math Challenge: Building the Foundation for Success recently announced by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). The CSDE in partnership with Metametrics is offering this FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards to students who have just completed grades K through 8. A state-sponsored summer math challenge program is also offered for high school students through Khan Academy.  

Families can register their students now for this state-sponsored challenge which will begin on Monday, June 20th. Directions on how to register students can be found within the Commissioner’s Summer 2022 Math Challenge Newsletter. We ask elementary children who have completed any parts of the Commissioner’s Summer math challenge to return their completed Summer Math Participation Logs to their new classroom teachers at the start of school.

We hope you will enjoy engaging in math activities with your child this summer! If you have any questions, please contact your elementary school’s office or Kerry Jones, Director of Elementary Education, at kerry_jones@whps.org.   ‚Äč