This summer the Read Aloud Partners Program will be offered to Astoria School District students, kindergarten through fifth grade.

The purpose of this program is to give students the opportunity to continue reading activities during the summer and reinforce their enthusiasm for reading. Without involvement in reading activities, reading levels of students have been known to decrease during summer. This program emphasizes one-on-one "read aloud" sessions with a foster grandparent volunteer.

Each of these sessions will be scheduled in one-hour time slots from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday each week, and will be held at the First Baptist Church.

The six-week program is scheduled to begin June 27, and will end Aug. 5. The program will be divided into three sessions. You may choose any or all of these sessions. Students will be expected to attend all of the days of each session they have selected. The Foster Grandparent Program is utilizing space donated by the First Baptist Church.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to continue involvement in reading during the summer. All parents need to do is furnish transportation and make every effort to guarantee their student's attendance for the days and times chosen.

For information call 325-0056 or register in person at the church, from 9 a.m. to noon today through Friday (enter from the Seventh Street side).

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