Thursday, November 10, 2016

Reading is an Investment!

Students can complete a reading log and be entered into a drawing for a $250 college savings plan account!



Dear Families: 
Porters Point School is participating in a statewide program called Reading is an Investment. The goal of the program is to teach elementary-aged children personal finance concepts. We are one of 135 Vermont elementary schools who will use the program this school year. The program is managed by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office. Participating schools are sent three new books each year that highlight a specific personal finance theme. Through instructional activities in the school library, kindergarten students will be exploring needs versus wants, first grade students will be discussing saving money, and second grade students will be looking at a money plan, otherwise referred to as a budget!  Students will then have the opportunity to complete a reading log that can be entered into a drawing for a $250 college savings plan account. Last year, more than 5,600 students statewide completed logs and entered the drawing. Twenty prizes will be awarded this year. In order to complete a reading log, a student must read three books from a recommended money reading list and color an “open” box for every 20 minutes of reading. We will have interested students keeping their reading logs in the library this year. Their logs will be on our bulletin board and can be completed at any time. You may also print a reading log and reading list by going to www.MoneyEd.Vermont.gov if you prefer to have one at home. We will be working to complete logs by March 2017.  I hope this combination of personal reading supported by an instructional exercise will help our students expand their knowledge of personal finance. If you have any questions, please email me at sandy.bochanski@colchestersd.org.

Sincerely,
Mrs. B.                                                                             
Sandy Bochanski                                 
Porters Point School Librarian