On Wednesday, June 9, 2021, as part of San Angelo ISD’s literacy initiative San Angelo READS!, District Administrators and Principals gathered books to give to nine deserving San Angelo ISD students through a fun, new program called the Summer Book Patrol. With the help of VividPop Balloons, the students received a bag of books, reading activities, snacks, and a beautiful bouquet of balloons to have as their own to encourage them to keep reading over the summer break and to foster a lifetime love for literacy. Students were greeted by their principals who joined in the deliveries, including Ms. Tyner of Reagan Elementary, Ms. Herndon of Alta Loma Elementary, and Dr. Ryan of Lamar Elementary.
We look forward to delivering books to our youngest readers again this upcoming Wednesday, June 16th, and for the remainder of the summer break through July 21st! Join us in inspiring a love of reading by nominating a child in our community to receive free books through our nomination form.
Follow the San Angelo ISD Facebook, Twitter, and website, www.saisd.org/read, to stay up-to-date on San Angelo READS! and the Summer Book Patrol! Community members are encouraged to share how they celebrate reading all summer long through the hashtag, #SAISDReads.
San Angelo READS!
The San Angelo Reads! community-wide literacy initiative was founded by the District in 2020 to promote and encourage reading and the SAISD future-ready learner profile attributes among SAISD students and the greater San Angelo community. The goal of the literacy initiative is to increase awareness of the importance of literacy and to inspire a love for reading. This exciting initiative is driven by statistics which show how vitally important literacy is to providing all students with the opportunities to succeed at a young age. Children and teenagers who read for pleasure on a daily or weekly basis score better on reading and writing tests than infrequent or non-readers.
SAISD kicked off San Angelo READS! on December 9, 2020 with the first annual San Angelo Reads! Day, a day when literacy was celebrated at every SAISD elementary campus with literacy fun like read-ins, unveiling book vending machines and a gift of a book to all SAISD 3rd graders compliments of the San Angelo Area Foundation. SAISD is focused on building literacy skills that create students who are prepared for future successes, inside and outside the classroom and beyond their time in our hallways.