September 1, 2016


Summer Requirements Program


Recognizing that our curriculum during the school year is rigorous and that expectations are high for student learning, there is great value in the children having a respite during the months of summer.  On the other hand, studies have shown that students lose ground during the long vacation if not provided an opportunity to keep their skills sharp.  With these two perspectives in mind, as in prior years, the teachers have crafted a balanced plan specific for our school.

(Note: Parents should select the summer learning assignments that correspond to the grade that their child will be entering in the fall.  For example, a student entering second grade would complete the Summer Book Program for rising 2nd graders.  A child entering third grade would complete the assignments outlined below for grades 3-5.)




Parents can search for Accelerated Book Titles through their students HomeConnect account using the AR Book finder or go to the website and search through the quiz store link for title listings.


Learning Packets

Designed by the Pre-Kindergarten team, these packets will be distributed to parents.


Summer Book

This is a wonderful series that has been used in the primary grades in recent years.  It includes diverse activities that target a variety of areas, including reading, math, science, social studies, and religion.  The Summer Book will be due on Friday of the first week of school and credit will be given to all students who complete the work.

Ordering Information: Summerbook Company
305 Lyndale Drive
Hartsville, SC 27804

1-877-684-8502 (Toll Free)

Note: Order the Summer Book for the grade level that your child will begin in September.  For example, students in Kindergarten this year should complete the Summer Book for 1st graders.)


Math Packet and Two Accelerated Reader Books

The teachers will distribute math packets that provide reinforcement of skills acquired this past school year.  After reading two Accelerated Reader books, students are asked to complete the corresponding AR tests upon their return to school.  These summer assignments will be due Friday of the first week of school and will be considered part of the first quarter participation grade.



Students are asked to choose ONE of the books listed below that corresponds with their grade level. Each grade level will read a novel that directly relates to material they will be studying in social studies.  Students are asked to read the book and complete a multiple choice assessment on the novel at the beginning of the year.  The assessment will relate specifically to the story, characters, setting, and history of the novel.  This is not an optional assignment. Additionally, students will write an essay in social studies class to be submitted to Mrs. Slovenkay.  This assignment will serve as a writing sample at the start of the school year.

Rising 6th graders:

  • Voyage with Jason by Ken Catran
  • Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Rising 7th graders:

  • My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier
  • The Secret of Sarah Revere by Ann Rinaldi
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Rising 8th graders:

  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
  • Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

The Middle School Math Team will require students to complete ten mini lessons/assignments over the course of the summer. These lessons/assignments will be accessible through Google Classroom beginning June 17, 2016 and should be completed by Friday, August 26, 2016.


All students are asked to submit responses via Google Classroom.  Students new to All Saints Catholic School in the Fall will be provided a hard copy.