The "Summer Slide"

n.: The two-month loss in academic skills over the summer

Help your incoming 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade child avoid the “Summer Slide” with four intensive academic workshops which reinforce reading, writing, and mathematical skills to prevent summer learning loss.

Session 1: "Keep It Fresh!"
Thursday, June 13 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session 2: "Dive Into Summer Learning"

Thursday, June 27 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session 3: "Mid-Summer Check-In"

Thursday, July 11 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Session 4: "On Your Mark, Get Ready, and GO!"

Thursday, August 15 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Sessions held at Prairie Knolls Middle School

$30 per session or $100 for all four sessions

Enroll in all four to receive your free copy of the "Summer Bridge Activities" book!

To register, call Jenny at 847-878-0831 or email

About the instructor

Jenny Theriault’s love of teaching began over 20 years ago. While her undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on traditional classroom teaching, her career has expanded into lifelong learning skills. From her days in a classroom teaching academically struggling youth, to her time helping returning adults earn their GEDs, to her work as a community college instructor, she has personally witnessed that all learners must master learning skills before they can ever achieve classroom success. As a parent of school age children, she is keenly aware of what a struggle it can be to ensure that children engage in academic skills over the summer. This is why she has created her “Summer Slide Workshops” and “MS3 - Middle School Success Series.” Jenny firmly believes in the value of maintaining the academic skills necessary to succeed and being better prepared to start the school year off right!