Summer Reading Kickoff

Scholastic Summer Reading Program begins this week!

First Lady Karen Pence donates 500 books!

This morning, Mrs. Pence came to TPCA to help us kick off the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and donated 500 books to the students at TPCA to help them succeed in their summer reading! We are thrilled and honored that she has chosen our school to be the ambassador for this program in the state of Indiana. Together, we can be the #1 school in the state of Indiana for reading minutes again this year. Our goal is to reach 500,000 minutes!

Today, your student is bringing home a packet of resources including:

  • A bookmark with their own username and password to use on the Scholastic Summer Reading website,
  • A letter outlining the program
  • Summer reading bingo sheets just for fun to encourage your student to keep reading!
  • Choice of log sheets to use in tracking minutes
  • Reading lists and suggestions


  • Go to
  • Click the “Kids” tab
  • Enter the username and password given to your student on the attached bookmark. If you lose it or forget, contact
  • Log their minutes, play games, find resources and more!

Any questions? Contact Beth Herr at


Follow our progress and contribute your ideas with social media. Mrs. Pence and Scholastic will also be checking on us throughout the summer!

  • Instagram – @TPCASummerReading
  • Hashtag your photos, ideas, and progress #tpcasummerreading and
  • Tag @TPCASummerReading on your instagram
  • Facebook - request to join 'TPCA Families' group
  • Twitter - @Read_W_Herr

Email Beth Herr at for questions or help!


Anyone who logs their minutes or books is invited to come to a summer reading party hosted by Mrs. Herr. We will have food, PRIZES, and games. If you are unable to log minutes on the website but still want to participate, your student can keep a log at home or keep track on one of the log sheets in the packet provided. Just bring it to the party!

Stay tuned for party dates and prize information.