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2019 NH Summer Learning Challenge


The New Hampshire Department of Education has launched a 2019 Summer Learning Challenge in an effort to help students sustain and improve their skill levels and minimize the “summer slide” – the decline of achievement levels and retention of information while they are out of school.

The department has teamed up with MetaMetrics, an educational research group, which is offering reading and mathematics programs for parents and guardians to provide for their children. All programs are free of charge, provide extensive opportunities to help children retain what they learned during the previous school year, and accomplishment certificates, so families can reward their children for all their learning during the summer months.

Deputy Commissioner Christine Brennan outlines some ways parents can help stop the summer slide. Acrobat Reader

Find A Book NH
Find A Book NH assists parents and guardians in finding age appropriate books children might be interested in. The process is simple: Visit fab.lexile.com/fab/NH/, enter in a child’s grade level, and choose a subject interest. After that, a list of books emerges featuring title, author, and ISBN number. The list can be printed out and used by parents to borrow from a library or purchase from a store. The list also includes an Amazon link and a link to libraries in the state that might have the book in its inventory.

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NH Summer Reading Program
Libraries all over New Hampshire will be providing programs and materials to explore all things space as they present “A Universe of Stories” during their 2019 summer library program. The Collaborative Summer Library Program and STAR Net are partnering to share Stem resources and more with libraries across the country. Programs are free and open to children of all abilities. Help prevent the “summer-slide” and check your local newspaper or stop in at the library nearest you for more information and a schedule of events.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Math Challenge
The Summer Math Challenge is a six-week skills maintenance program for students who just finished grades 1 to 8. Parents or guardians visit Quantiles.com/summer-math and subscribe to an email, every weekday, between June 18, and July 27, 2018. Inside the email, families will find fun activities geared toward math skills students should have learned during the previous school year.

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There are certificates available for families to print out for their children at the end of the summer, celebrating their accomplishments.

Ensuring Children have Access to Nutritious Meals and Snacks When School is not in Session
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. SFSP reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas.

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