Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
The Barnes and Noble summer reading program for kids gives kids a free book when they read 8 books over the summer.
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How to Get Free Books From the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
Visit Barnes and Noble summer reading program to download and print a reading journal.
Fill out the student information on the first page of the journal. A parent must sign on this page in order for the child to get a free book.
In the reading log, your child will need to record the title and author, along with their favorite part of eight books to get their free book.
Bring the completed and signed reading journal into your local Barnes and Noble book store between May 16, 2017, and September 5, 2017. Present it to an employee and they will let your child choose a book from the free book list.
The Free Books Available From the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
There's a wide variety of free books available for kids from the Barnes and Noble summer reading program. Here's what's available in 2017:
Children in grades 1 and 2 are eligible to receive one of the following books:
- Ameila Bedelia Means Business (Americal Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1)
- Big Shark, Little Shark (Step Into Reading Series)
- Chase's Space Case (PAW Patrol)
- Eva and the New Owl (Owl Diaries Series #4)
- Inspector Flytrap (Inspector Flytrap Series #1)
- Jorge el curioso construye una casa en un arbol (Curious George Builds a Tree House)
- Pinkalicious: Story Time (I Can Read Series)
- Plants vs. Zombies: Save Your Brains! (I Can Read Book 2 Series)
Kids that are in grades 3 and 4 can pick out one of these books:
- Completely Clementine
- Double Vision (Twintuition Series #1)
- How to Tame a Triceratops (Dino Riders Series)
- Journey to the Orange Islands (Pokemon Chapter Book)
- Judy Moody Was in a Mood (Judy Moody Series #1)
- Las aventuras del Capitan Calzoncillos (The Adventures of Captain Underpants)
- Ms. Joni Is a Phony! (My Weirdest School Series #7)
- Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?
Those children that are in grades 5 and 6 can choose from this list of books:
- Fablehaven (Fablehaven Series #1)
- Gabriela (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2017 Series #1)
- Project Mc2 Smart Is the New Cool
- Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
- The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil Series #1)
- Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
- The Thing About Jellyfish
- The Unwanteds (The Unwanteds Series #1)
Other Features of the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
The Barnes and Noble summer reading program website also has parent and educator activity kits. These kits include fun activities about reading that can be completed with a child.
Limits to Be Aware Of
The Barnes and Noble summer reading program is only available to school-aged children in grades 1-6.
Only one book is available for each child who completes a reading journal and choice must be made from the selected books available at the store.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!!
STATE OF WASHINGTON
Office of the Governor
The College Bound Scholarship (CBS) program encourages Washington students to pursue educational opportunities beyond high school. For many students, signing up for College Bound is the first step in their pathway towards a college education and career readiness. I write you now to congratulate you on the exemplary performance of your district in signing up students for this successful program.
Your district's success places you as one of the top-performing districts in the state. Additionally, by achieving a sign-up rate greater than the state average, these schools in your district have set an example for others to model:
OAKVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Oakville High School
Students in your district have greater opportunities because of your efforts and leadership. Our state's early commitment of financial aid through the College Bound Scholarship provides a means for Washington's students who might not otherwise consider a postsecondary education. I want to commend you, your district team, your partners and the hardworking teachers, counselors, and building staff who contributed to your success.
Your commitment to the College Bound Scholarship program is of great service to the students, parents and community you serve. Your district's public information officer was sent a press release template should you want to highlight your district's exceptional work.
Very truly yours,
Partners in Education Join Forces against Opioid Epidemic
Gov’t entities urge #SafeUse, #SafeDisposal and #SafeStorage to deter opioid misuse among youth
OLYMPIA — April 19, 2017 — In 2015, an average 60 Washingtonians died each month from opioid overdose, including heroin and/or pharmaceutical, and heroin overdose deaths have more than doubled between 2010 and 2015, even as deaths involving pharmaceutical opioids have declined.
Supported by an executive order issued by Gov. Jay Inslee on October 7, 2016, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) with other state agencies and partners, and school districts have joined together to create and launch an education campaign for parents to prevent opioid misuse and abuse in their families.
“I encourage parents and lawmakers to recognize the harmful impact prescription opioid abuse can have on Washington teens and their futures,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. “Addiction is an epidemic that we need to address together, as parents and educators.”
More about Opioids
Substance use disorder can begin with a legal prescription for painkillers, with leftover medication shared to alleviate a friend’s pain, or with a child’s access to an unlocked medicine cabinet.
Oxycodone, hydrocodone and codeine are a few examples of prescription opioids, while heroin is anillicit opioid. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nationwide deaths from prescription opioids have more than quadrupled since 1999. Addiction to prescription opioids can often lead to heroin addiction. In Washington, 57% of heroin users were addicted to pharmaceutical opioids first.
The rise in opioid misuse, use disorder and overdose is strongly connected to the dramatic increase of prescriptions by health care providers. Washington state agencies have responded by supporting efforts to reduce overprescribing opioids, in addition to other community and state prevention work supported by the state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Strategic Plan. In fact, the rates of Washington 10th graders using prescription painkillers to get high have decreased from 10 percent in 2006 to 4 percent in 2016.
However, prevention efforts continue to be critical. The recent release of 2016 Washington Healthy Youth Survey data showed that 8 percent of 10th graders still reported they had used prescription pain pills that were not prescribed to them.
The Opioid Awareness Campaign
As directed by the Governor, the OSPI, Educational Service District 112, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Industries and the University of Washington have collaborated to build a social media toolkit designed to inform parents, caregivers, and other influential adults of the dangers of prescription opioid misuse among teens. The campaign will highlight the need for #SafeUse, #SafeStorage and #SafeDisposal of prescription opioids, as well as the power of parents to prevent teen drug abuse.
The toolkit to participate in the campaign.
The awareness campaign launches today, April 19, in advance of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 29 and will run over the next six weeks before the school year’s end.
Find your local “Take Back Your Meds” events happening.
Find resources for parents.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200