C.H.I.L.D. (Children Having Individual Learning Differences) is once again sponsoring the summer Outdoor Reading Room at Verona Pool and it will open on Monday, June 27.
Young readers can go to the book hut near the snack bar Monday-Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and borrow from its book collection. Books can be read while they are at the pool but cannot be taken home. All books must be returned to the book cart at the end of the day. However, the Outdoor Reading Room will assure that the selected book is available—with bookmark intact—the following day.
The Reading Room will be staffed this year byDemi Grillias, a VHS rising sophomore, who will host story time each day and be available to assist your children with their reading selections and weekly activities.
Youth in grades Pre-K through 8 can sign up for the Reading Room beginning on June 27. The goal is for each student to keep a log and see how many minutes they can read during the course of the month. Each day—or whenever they are at the pool—readers can log the number of minutes they have read (they may read from their own collection as well—all reading does not need to occur at the pool). Staff may “quiz” readers on what they have read.
If you have any questions, please email Daphne Smith.
Children Having Learning Differences (C.H.I.L.D.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit parent organization for the Verona school district. C.H.I.L.D. provides support to Verona children facing learning challenges, including: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, speech and language disorders, sensory integration disorder, hearing or visually impaired, Down Syndrome, and autistic spectrum disorders. C.H.I.L.D. seeks to bridge the gap between general and special education through collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and students and by providing education, information and technology addressing learning differences.