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Elementary School Summer Reading

Elementary School Summer Reading
Elementary School Summer Reading

A Google Docs version of this letter is available.

June 1, 2023

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

As summer vacation approaches, Medford Public Schools would like to remind all students of the importance of continued reading.  Although there is no required summer school reading for students entering grades K-5, the district encourages all students to read over the summer months.  

Medford Public Schools is excited to once again partner with Medford Public Library to promote summer reading for our elementary students.   Students can achieve recognition from the school district for summer reading upon their return to school in two different ways:

  1. Participate in Medford Public Library’s summer reading offerings:


  2. Have your child(ren) read on his/her/their own and record the books and minutes on a separate piece of paper that can be submitted when school resumes in the fall.  We also encourage you to continue to use Lexia Core-5 which is available to you through August. Any format for this is fine as long as titles and total minutes read are included.

If your child participates in the first option, the librarians at Medford Public Library will send me the final number of minutes that your child has read.  Students choosing the second option should keep their log until school resumes.  Directions for submission of this log will be given in the new school year.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at   Please note that all students will be recognized for participating in summer reading. Wishing you all a wonderful summer.


Dr. Nicole S. Chiesa