As we near the end of another unusual school year, I would like to take this opportunity to update you on both the Scholastic Summer Reading Program and the recording of minutes for The St. Francis Reading Challenge.

Scholastic will be conducting the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge like they did last year.  Students may log into the Scholastic website: and establish an account.  Using the scholastic website is not a requirement for the St. Francis Summer Reading Challenge, but for every two days that a student logs in consecutively, Scholastic will donate a book for the underprivileged!  Scholastic’s goal is to have 100,000 books donated to underprivileged children. Following the St. Francis Central Catholic School Motto of “Here to Serve, Not to be Served,” students can do their part to help just by using the site!

At St. Francis, we request that all students in PK-2 through 8th Grade continue to record reading minutes manually beginning Monday, May 2 through Friday, September 2, 2022. Student logs will be turned in to the library beginning Monday, September 5, 2022, and will be used to recognize students at our school for their reading achievements. Students are asked to read 20 minutes a day or reach a minimum of 2,400 minutes to be eligible for an award.  Students reading 2,400 minutes will earn a dress down day (date to be determined.)  Students reading 10,000 minutes or more will earn a medal while the top three students will receive a trophy.

Attached is a Reading Log for student use.  Please make as many copies that you need and establish a safe place for keeping the Reading Log.  Staple additional pages of the log together, making sure the student’s first and last name are printed on each page.  Without the log, students will not receive credit for time read over the summer.  If you have questions about the program, or library questions in general, please contact me at


Wishing everyone a Magical Summer of Reading!

Kathie Teagarden, SFCCS Librarian

Reading during the summer improves reading skills, comprehension, memory skills, and self-esteem for students.