Summer Reading Camp Launches

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Jamestown Mayor Teresi reads book “It’s Fun to be the Mayor” to children at St. Luke’s.
Jamestown Mayor Teresi reads book “It’s Fun to be the Mayor” to children at St. Luke’s.

Contributing Writer
Jamestown Gazette Staff

“Children of the Book” is a summer reading camp at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown open from June 29 until July 25th. Its goal is to provide positive family-focused literacy instruction promoting Literacy Skills for Love School Elementary Students entering third, fourth, or fifth grade through weekly-themed units and volunteer partner reading.
Positive reinforcement from adults is known to improve childrens’ reading levels and foster a life-long love of reading and education. Parents of students who participate in the camp will also be offered instruction in ways to increase the literacy of their home. Certified teachers and lay professionals lead the camp.
The Rev. Luke Fodor, Rector at St. Luke’s, said “We have a strong and vibrant children’s program here at St. Luke’s and many of our parishioners are educators who are interested in children’s literacy.” Camp Director Susan Schrader, a Special Education/ESL teacher at Jefferson Middle School adds, “As teachers in the system, we were aware that the Public Schools are no longer able to fund summer reading programs as they had in the past. My colleagues and I know that all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer, and this camp is a way that we can help.”
For more information about Volunteering or Donating to the Children of the Book Summer Reading Camp, visit the group’s website at www.childrenofthebook.org or call, text or email Ms. Schrader at sschrader32@icloud.com or 716-720-7132.

Jamestown Mayor Teresi reads book “It’s Fun to be the Mayor” to children at St. Luke’s.
Jamestown Mayor Teresi reads book “It’s Fun to be the Mayor” to children at St. Luke’s.