Supply Lists for the 2020-2021 school year.
Southern Middle School Summer Reading
Incoming Southern Middle School sixth graders are expected to read one book over the summer. This can be a student and/or parent-selected book. Books should be at the 5th or 6th grade reading level, or appropriate Lexile for each student. The following books are suggestions (not requirements) for summer reading:
Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name: My Story from First Pitch to Game Changer
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Chasing Space: Leland Melvin (Young Reader's Edition)
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Raymond Obstfeld
The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley
Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabriella Douglas
I am Malala: How ONe Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai
Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli
Wringer by Jerry Spinelli
Information about the FCPS Chinese Program
Chinese program Introduction:
Feeder pattern (color coded)
Fifth Grade Promotion
We are so sad that we aren’t able to gather together to celebrate our amazing fifth grade classes, but we still want to take a moment to recognize their hard work and the lasting impact they leave at VPE. Please take a moment to celebrate their accomplishments by watching this Promotion Video.
Summer Reading Camp
READcamp is a free virtual training camp for Summer Reading for K-12 Students. Students participate in training, drills and practice in order to maintain literacy skills over the summer to avoid/beat the "summer slide". The goal is to inspire kids to read and improve below grade level reading through book ownership and innovative literacy programs. It is funded by author and Superbowl Champion Malcolm Mitchell and his Share the Magic Foundation with a sole purpose: to transform the lives of children through literacy. He believes that literacy is the foundation for success in all areas of life. The Foundation focuses on young and striving readers – especially those who are reading below their grade-level and are at risk of academic failure in under-resourced communities across the United States. Please see this flyer for more information.
Here’s a special offer for 20% off Summer Solutions for parents who order 3 or more books. Some parents are concerned that their children are going to fall behind, and Summer Solutions is a fantastic way to help. Free lessons are out every week on their blog for parents to use at no cost at https://simplesolutions.org/blog/.
Southern Middle Band Information
Band Sign Up:
Mrs. Broady, the band director from VPE and Southern Middle, has sent a link to share a little information about participating in band next year at the middle school. The link will take you to a short video about band in general, allow you to listen to individual instruments and fill out an online sign up.
Summer Food Program
COVID 19 Meals 2020 Continue for Summer
(for anyone 18 years old and younger)
FCPS Meal Service
- Continue Mondays and Wednesday now through Wednesday 5/27
- (5/27 receive 3 days of meals/end of School Year)
- Resume Meal Service Monday 6/8 Summer Feeding
NO Meal Service
- Monday 5/25 Memorial Day, Monday 6/1 & Wednesday 6/3
Summer Reading from the LPL
Happy Summer! The Lexington Public Library will celebrate online with lots of fun activities for you and your family & friends to enjoy together. Each week will have a different theme with ideas for how you can enjoy time outside, reading, being creative, and having fun! Best of all, we’ll give away weekly prizes when you participate in the challenges. Stay tuned to our website at www.lexpublib.org