Jefferson Elementary Center
825 Lions Road • Jefferson Twp, PA 18436 • (570) 689-2656 • FAX (570) 689-3825
A Message from the Principal:
Happy New Year! The winter months are a wonderful time to set goals and focus on academic progress. One way our parents can get involved with their children’s reading growth is by utilizing our Accelerated Reader program.
The Accelerated Reader program is an enrichment reading program we use as a district to encourage our students to read outside of the curriculum and challenge themselves by completing quizzes on the books they have read. Those quizzes earn them points which we reward here at school.
Parents can become more involved by viewing each quiz that their children have taken. The Renaissance Home Connect component of the AR program also allows parents to view their child’s “bookshelf,” a record of the reading that their child has completed from our school library over the course of the school year.
Books of varying reading levels may have varying AR quiz values so remember that the most important goals are that our children are choosing to read in their free time, that they are enjoying what they read, and that they keep reading. For more information concerning this important program, please contact your child’s teacher or our school librarian Jackie Dente.
Enjoy a cozy winter curled up with some great books!