Welcome to Our Lady of Perpetual Help’s 2021 Summer Reading Challenge!

Did you know reading 4-5 books over the summer can prevent a decline in reading achievement? This year Our Lady of Perpetual Help is again making it a priority to keep your child’s skills sharp by encouraging them to read all summer long.


To participate, each student will keep track of his or her minutes on a personal reading calendar. At the end of the month, total minutes will be entered into a Google Form for tracking purposes. Prizes will be awarded throughout the summer based on participation. When students submit their reading minutes each month throughout the summer they will earn digital certificates as they meet their monthly reading goals. The goals for this summer are 500 minutes (10 minutes per weekday) for kindergarten, 800 minutes (15 minutes per weekday) for 1st thru 5th grades and 1200 minutes (20 minutes per weekday) for 6th thru 8th grades.

At the beginning of next school year Mrs. Scheetz will review the reading minutes of all students. Every student that participates in the program will receive a certificate. The student with the greatest number of reading minutes in each class will be recognized and entered into a drawing for a prize.  Last summer we read 170, 585 minutes. Let’s aim to beat last year’s total!


Our OLPH photo contest also returns this summer. This year the theme is  #olphcelebrates.  After the challenging school year we just completed, it’s time to celebrate this summer! Using the National Day Calendar, we have selected national days throughout the summer that we are going to celebrate. You will find them marked on the monthly reading calendars. We’ll be asking for photos related to the National Holiday leading up to the day and then share the photos on social media.  For every photo you submit to photos@olphbeth.org showing you celebrating one of the days, you will earn an entry into a drawing for an awesome prize. The drawing will take place at the beginning of the school year. We can’t wait to celebrate with you this summer!

Summer Reading Calendars
June 11 - August 28