Reading Rewards Program: Where Reading Pays Off
The Peaches and Sourcream Children’s Foundation (PSCF) is excited to introduce our virtual summer reading rewards program designed to enhance reading and writing skills and foster reading stamina in children. Here are the program details:
Creating the Perfect Reading Environment: We recommend that parents and individuals working with readers create comfortable reading spaces or nooks to minimize distractions.
Timing Matters: We suggest ending reading sessions before 5 pm to allow time for participants to log in and post summaries. Each well-written summary is worth $1.00.
Summary Writing Guidelines: Participants must write about what happened in the beginning, middle, and end of each story.
Rewards and Benefits:By participating in our program, children can enjoy various benefits:
Required Information for Application:
Theme: All Together Now
Submit Completed Forms to PSCFSUMMER@gmail.com
Use numbers to sign- in during the scheduled weekly zoom events @ 6:00pm
Monday, June 19th @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 28th @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 5th @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, July 12th @ 6:00pm
Summaries must be submitted by 7:00 PM daily. You can send summaries via text at 267-683-0899, scan them, or email them to PSCFSUMMER@gmail.com.
For children aged 2 to 7, we encourage parents to engage in a "picture walk" before reading each book aloud. Dear parents, as you read, please move your pointer finger across each word. This will help your child/ren follow along and understand where words begin and end. Afterward, allow your child/ren to illustrate and describe what they believe is happening in the stories. You can then transcribe their thoughts beneath each picture using age-appropriate graphic organizers provided by PSCF.
For children aged 8 to 11, before they begin writing, parents should read and discuss the book with them to assess comprehension. Once done, let them write independently. If they wish, they can also create illustrations using age-appropriate graphic organizers provided by PSCF.
We Are A Community of Readers…
This year‘s picture day is scheduled for Monday, June 26, 2023. Please prep , snap ( waist up) then send pictures of your child/ren wearing PSCF’s " Bee A Reader" t-shirts by midnight, Sunday, June 25, 2023 @ 267-683-0899/ PSCFSUMMER@gmail.com
There is a $2.00 deduction for late submissions (after 12:00am).
Zoom links will be provided on the morning of each Zoom event. During these sessions, the children will be engaging in storytelling based on the 10 titles of that particular week. In these sessions, the children will be encouraged to share their own interpretations of the beginning, middle, and end of each story.
Please note that any unattended sessions will result in a $2.00 deduction from your child/ren's bankroll.
Additional Notes: A. The expectation is for each child to read two books a day. B. Please be aware that there will be no makeup sessions for missed events.
Every child starts with $40.00 depositEd into their account. Checks will be mailed out to parents upon receipt of all required forms.
Note: 2 summaries daily for 4 weeks = $40.00
check bank daily
There will be two winning families. Each winning family receives $200.00. Reference Carter‘s video here : https://youtu.be/wUtMYrGDBlk , use any app that is compatible to iMac ( ex. Padlet, etc.) to create and record a fun-filled, vibrant, and meaningful "family" orienteted reading experience, starting June 19th through July 11th. Upload videos via, text (267-683-0899) or email to PSCFSUMMER@gmail.com
by midnight Tuesday, July 11, 2023. Announcements will be made at the final zoom session scheduled for July 12, 2023 at 6:00pm
Your input is invaluable in our growth process. 🌱 Please take a moment to complete the following forms:
a. Evaluation: Share your thoughts on your summer reading experience.
b. Book Request: If your child wants to select a book to add to their growing home library, please submit your request form as soon as possible. This helps us process checks and book orders efficiently.
c. The Attitude of Gratitude: Last year, we asked for your support in creating heartfelt "thank you" notes for our sponsor, Barnes & Noble Potomac Yard. It was a success, and we're making it an annual tradition. This year, we not only want to express our gratitude to Barnes & Noble but also to the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Their generous $25,000 grant allowed us to purchase over 1,300 books, t-shirts, and cover shipping and handling fees, among other essential resources to keep our program running smoothly.
d. Reviews: If you believe our program can benefit other children and their families, please help us expand by writing a review on Facebook. You can start the process here: Facebook Review
Please note that checks and books of your choice will be mailed to you upon receipt of the required items (a, b, c, and d) as listed above. Thank you for your support and participation! 📚📝
As a startup 501(c)3 non-profit with a minimum budget, your donations will provide our children with school supplies, new uniforms, books, food baskets, special programming, and a Tracey D. Ray Scholarship for educators.
Thank you for your support!
The dynamic duo !
The Philadelphia twins are at it again…
taking a classic picture walk . They were apart of the 3rd cohort of summer readers in 2022.