Parent Teacher Magazine Union County Public Schools Sept/Oct 2017 - Page 18

Rocky River Elementary tackles summer slide with “Reading on the Go” Every summer, schools she said. “We didn’t have the traffic across the country grapple with that we hoped.” ways to deal with the “summer So Rocky River Elementary’s slide” – the months-long span curriculum staff decided to take the during the summer when many books into local communities this children forget some of what year by hosting Reading on the Go they’ve learned during the events at the largest centrally located academic year. neighborhoods surrounding the school. But Rocky River Elementary The local communities were excited School staff thinks they may to help out, Cathy said, and several have found a solution. hundred books were donated by the On June 20, the school school’s Parent-Teacher Association. kicked off Reading on the Go, Kathy Basternak, who brought