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Summer reading programs extended

summer readingSan Antonio ISD is hosting two reading programs for students this summer – online book clubs with surprise celebrity readings and a bus-stop initiative called Roll into Reading.


Summer Book Clubs

The Summer Book Clubs will run six weeks from June 10 through July 23. Students are invited to join a book club for their grade level, from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The clubs will bring together a community of readers to discuss their books and share ideas. 

Book selections include online options from the Tumblebooks digital collection, as well as printed books. Students who registered for the fall by June 12 received a shipment of books in print to their homes. Students do not need a printed copy of the book to participate in the sessions.

The following is the schedule of club meetings:


Tuesdays: PK-2nd grade, English/Spanish
• PK: 9-10 a.m.
• K: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• 1st:  1-2 p.m.
• 2nd: 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Wednesdays: 3rd-5th grade, English/Spanish
• 3rd: 9-10 a.m.
• 4th: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• 5th: 1-2 p.m.


Thursdays: 6th-8th grade, English/Spanish
• 6th: 2:30-3:30 p.m.
• 7th: 1-2 p.m.
• 8th: 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

On July 22, July 29 and August 5, guest readers will be participating in the Summer Book Club. These surprise celebrities will read to students in both English and Spanish, or among older students, discuss ideas in the selected books.


The next guest is author Tedi McVea on July 22 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ms. McVea is a mom and Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with Texas. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University. Her oldest child will be in Prek-4 with SAISD. Her picture book, I Know Germs, is a bestseller on Amazon and is appropriate for ages 3-8. The main character is modeled after her son.


To view previous celebrity readers, click below.

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San Antonio's First Lady Erika Prosper


Roll into Reading

Roll into Reading is a neighborhood book giveaway for students in prekindergarten through fifth grade and has been extended until July 29! The books are being provided through Book Buddies, a new program of the SAISD Foundation. SAISD school buses are scheduled to visit school bus stops near these campuses on these dates:

June: 16: Arnold and Baskin 
June 18: Ball, Forbes, Sarah King and Lowell 
June 23: Cameron, Pershing, Lamar and Washington
June 25: Woodlawn Hills, Huppertz, Mission, and Foster
July 7: Bonham, Margil, and Hirsch
July 9: Democracy Prep, Highland Hills, Japhet, and Highland Park
July 14: Madison and Crockett
July 15: Arnold and Baskin
July 16: Ball, Forbes, Sarah King and Lowell
July 21: Cameron, Pershing, Lamar and Washington
July 22: Woodlawn Hills, Huppertz, Mission, and Foster
July 23: Bonham, Margil, and Hirsch
July 28: Democracy Prep, Highland Hills, Japhet, and Highland Park
July 29: Madison and Crockett

Most importantly, students who benefit from Roll into Reading, as well as students throughout the District, are encouraged to join the Summer Book Clubs. Overall, SAISD will have distributed close to 15,000 books to students in our neighborhoods when the Roll into Reading program ends. The program would not have been possible without the generous support of the SAISD Foundation and book donors Better World Books and Literati, financial support from the Cavaliers, and an army of volunteers who want to see as many kids as possible get quality books in their hands.


For more information about both reading programs, read the flyers below:



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