Dear Parents,

Summer is in full swing and it is my hope that your family is planning to visit the library this summer to check out books. Parkside Elementary library will be open two days throughout the summer which is a great opportunity to keep your child reading and to help prevent the summer slide. That's right - the summer slide - children, especially struggling readers, begin to slip out of practice during the summer months and the best way to prevent the summer slide is to simply keep your child reading throughout the summer. Research does show that students who read throughout the summer maintain skills and are more prepared to move forward academically in the fall; students also have an easier transition back to school. I look forward to seeing everyone this summer at the library!
 
Best,
Teresa Ford, Parkside Principal

Parkside Elementary School
2 East Forestview Road
Parkside, PA  19015
Office - (610) 497-6300, extension 6500
Fax - (484) 490-1456