Summer 2022 Learning Opportunities

Attleboro Public Schools

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Grades 1-2

The suggested summer reading list includes selections from the Children’s Book Council, the American Library Association and the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Librarian: Krystal Brown. All of the titles on the list are available in the Attleboro Public Library collection or through the SAILS Library System. Please remember that these titles are suggested and are NOT required reading.


Click Here or below to view and download Summer Reading suggestions.

Grades 3-4

The suggested summer reading list includes selections from the Children’s Book Council, the American Library Association and the Attleboro Public Library Children’s Librarian: Krystal Brown. All of these titles can be found in the Attleboro Public Library Collection; titles with an asterisk (*) can be found digitally using your library card. We hope that students and parents will discover other books by these authors. Please remember that these titles are suggested and are NOT required reading.


CLICK HERE or below to view and download Summer Reading suggestions.

Middle School

Please visit the APS Middle School Summer Reading to access reading lists. You can find your reading list by clicking on the tabs/menu (mobile view).


See below for instructions and more information about Middle School Summer Reading:

  • All students entering grades 5, 6, 7 & 8 are expected to read at least one book from their grade level list.
  • This note taking sheet can be used to help remember the big ideas or most interesting parts of the book. In September, students will participate in text-based activities involving the books they have read.
  • We recommend you use the Common Sense Media site to evaluate the content of the books on the reading lists to help you make a choice that is most appropriate for your family.
  • Special thanks to Meghan Witherell at the Attleboro Public Library for her thoughtful book recommendations!

Attleboro High School Summer Literacy 2022

Our Summer Literacy Recommended Reading lists offer a diverse array of books designed to reach our entire school community. While students are free to select their own texts, we’ve included recommendations to encourage students to engage with next year’s grade level themes of identity, systems, change, and purpose.


Students are encouraged to select texts that align with their specific grade level theme and reflect on that theme by completing an activity from the Project List. All students should read this summer; however, unlike in previous years, students will not be required to submit their summer literacy work to their advisor. The activities herein are enrichment and, therefore, optional; yet participating in these activities will extend your learning, lend insight into the learning to come next year, and reinforce skills you already have.


Notice:

Although the books on the Recommended Reading lists are appropriate for high school students, families should be aware that some books/movies contain adult topics with adult language and/or controversial material. Different families have different perspectives on what is most appropriate for their student so please review these books carefully before deciding which ones are most appropriate for your child.


Students and parents should review choices before reading to determine the personal suitability of the chosen text. Some suggested sites for reviewing books:


Click here or download the document below to view AHS suggested Summer Literacy.

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Summer Reading at Attleboro Public Library

For students ages 3 years-Grade 4

For students in Grades 5-12

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Lexia

Lexia Core 5 and Power Up will be available for student use throughout the summer. Make it your goal to meet your minutes each week. Check out the Lexia at-home resources here.

ST Math

Encouraging your students to play ST Math with their penguin friend JiJi will be easier than cracking open math journals from school years past. This summer, we have the opportunity to participate in a fun and engaging 10 week Summer of Math! Families sign up for a weekly activity to be emailed directly to them. The activities -- math stories, board games, nature walks -- are a wonderful & easy way for families to help students fall in love with math. The program is free and works on a cell phone. See the second page of the letter below for details & to sign up!


In addition to Summer of Math, students continue to have access to ST Math. Our goal this summer is to have students complete 60-90 minutes a week to support their math growth.


Family Letter/Sign Up

Family Letter/Sign Up Spanish

Family Letter/Sign Up Arabic


Unplugged Summer of STMath/Student Tracker

Unplugged Summer of STMath/Student Tracker Spanish

Unplugged Summer of STMath/Student Tracker Arabic


Need support? The ST Math team is here to help: Email massprogram@mindresearch.org with questions

Call: +1 888 491 6603

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Please note: Inclusion of any organization or agency does not constitute an endorsement nor does omission of an agency constitute a lack of faith.

Creative Writing Summer Camp**

The Literacy Center is offering two fun-filled weeks of creative writing activities. Camp will focus on fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays, with time for individual feedback and peer workshops. Each day will include a break for lunch and socializing with other young writers. Whether you are an experienced writer or a newcomer, all are welcome to join!


To register, please visit: www.theliteracycenter.com/creativewritingcamp

Attleboro Recreation Department**

Registration is now open for all summer programs currently being offered by the

Attleboro Recreation Department. See below the programs/activities that are being offered this summer.


To download the summer brochure please click or copy and paste the following link in your browser: http://www.cityofattleboro.us/DocumentCenter/View/414/2022-Summer-Programs-Brochure-PDF


Programs and Activities Include:

  • The All Day Summer Program
  • Archery Lessons
  • Tennis Lessons
  • Arts and Crafts in the Parks
  • Family Night- Free Swim and Outdoor Movie Night
  • Red Sox Tickets
  • Free Round of Golf and Golf Lessons
  • Swimming at our Public Pools
  • Swim Lessons
  • Kids Summer Café Free Lunch Program


REGISTRATION PROCESS

If you would like to register for a program, please fill out the registration form found at the end of the summer brochure and send in your payment. We will confirm your registration via email.


If you are registering for the All Day Summer Program please fill out the enrollment form on page 5 of the brochure and send in your payment. This payment will be credited to the last week that your child (ren) is/are enrolled in the program. We are limiting the total number of participants to 30 so please register early. We will confirm registration via email.


QUESTIONS?

Feel free to call Tim Killion, Program Coordinator, at 774-203-1889 X6

E-mail: recreationcoord@cityofattleboro.us


**Some programs may require a fee

Capron Park Zoo**

SUMMER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES at Capron Park Zoo

The Capron Park Zoo Education Department is proud to be able to offer summer programs for 2022. Although different from our traditional offerings, these programs will still work to inspire a love of nature, respect for animals and a passion for conservation through a fun and exciting combination or games, outdoor adventures and as much hands-on learning as we can safely offer.


Programs run Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 3 PM


Outdoor Adventures for 5-6 year Olds

Imaginarium

Radical Reptiles, Feathered Friends and Might Mammals


Outdoor Adventures for 7-8 year Olds

Animal Art

Animal Games


Outdoor Adventures for 9-10 year Ods

Animal Investigation

Biodiversity Rocks


Outdoor Adventures for 11-12 year Olds

The New Zoo

Behavior and Enrichment

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary**

Every day is an adventure at Oak Knoll Nature Camp in Attleboro! Campers ages 4.5–12 have fun, learn about nature, and make friends through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, and art. Campers explore trails, discover vernal pools, catch frogs, build forts, and venture to new places. Small group sizes ensure that our counselors can develop a relationship with each child, creating a caring, supportive environment.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call: 508-223-3060

Email: oakknollcamp@massaudubon.org

Visit: massaudubon.org/oakknollcamp

Camp Ramsbottom**

The Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket’s Camp Ramsbottom, located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, features 160 acres of summertime fun. Camp is available for youth ages 6-13, and runs two-week sessions from June 27 - August 19.


Transportation pick-up and drop-off at Willett Elementary School!


For more information and to register visit: https://bgcpawt.org/summer-programs/


**Paid program

SMARTS 2022 Summer Institute**

Multi-Arts Program K-8

The Multi-Arts Program for children grades K-8, offers students an intensive four week multi-arts experience...students grouped by age.


Register and learn more here: SMARTS | Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative (SMARTS) (smartscollab.org)


This is a paid program.**

Tuition Assistance:

SMARTS works hard to make sure all students interested are able to attend. We offer installment plans and scholarships based on need. To create an installment plan email info@smartscollab.org.

From Bridgewater State University: Virtual Summer Science Academy**

The Summer Science Academy offers one-week science sessions for students entering grades 6–9 or 9- 2 in the fall of 2022. Students will work as scientists and conduct hands-on investigations in their selected program.


This summer, topics include criminal and animal forensic science, cancer biology, biotechnology. Students will have the opportunity to use the tools found in state-of-the-art research facilities and learn techniques used by real scientists and researchers.


Summer Science Academy for Middle School Students:

Whale of a Mystery

Forensics Institute of Bridgewater


Summer Science Academy for High School Students:

Cancer in Context

Biotech, Health, and the Environment