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Dear Village Academy Scholar, 

Congratulations on completing another academic school year. You are one step closer on your journey on the “Path to Success.”  It is important that you continue to make academic progress over the summer months. To prevent summer learning loss, we created online learning opportunities in reading and math for you to engage in while at home.  If you do not have access to the internet you can use computers at your local library. 

All completed assignments are due on Monday, September 9, 2019 and will be your first graded assignment for the marking period. 


i-Ready Challenge: 

You must use I-Ready for a minimum of 225 minutes in Math and 225 minutes in Reading per week, (This equals a total of 90 minutes per day for 5 days each week.)  Your goal should be to pass 3 to 4 lesson per week which will pass demonstrate that you have mastered a standard/skill.  Use your same log-in information for I-Ready that they used during the school year.


Reading Assignment: 

Select three books to read over the summer months, complete one reading journal each week and complete one book project for one of the three books that you have read.  You must read for 45 minutes per day, including weekends.  You will find journal questions, recommended summer reading list and the book project format attached. 


**The top 50 students who pass the most I-Ready lessons, complete their weekly reading journals and one books project will be invited to a celebration in September. 


School Uniforms: 

We will be selling our school uniforms at Village Academy on August 28 and 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. , you can find more details and prices at  You are required to be in full uniform on the first day of school which is Thursday, September 5. 


We hope you have a safe summer and we are looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming school year. 


Educationally Yours, 

The Village Academy Family 

Village Academy Rising 7th & 8th Graders Reading Assignment 


Weekly Reading Journal Entries: 

Answer one of the below questions in one paragraph each week of your summer vacation, this is a total of 9 journal entries. 

  1. What interested, surprised or confused you most about your reading this week? Why? 

  2. How does something you read this week connect to your life or the world around you? 


Book Project: 


Select one of the books you read this summer and write a letter to your teacher or classmates about why it is an important book to read. 

  1. Include the title, author, and a brief summary of the book 

  2. Provide reasons and evidence for why the book is important to read (consider character, decisions, conflict/s in the book, connection to your life or the world, themes, and lessons, etc.)

  3. Your letter can be hand-written neatly or typed. 


Attached is a summer reading book list with recommendations. Each text has the DRP level for your reference. 

 You can visit the below Queens libraries to checkout your books. 

I.              Queens Public Library at Averne (312 Beach 54thStreet, Far Rockaway, NY)

II.             Queens Public Library at Broad Channel (16-26 Cross Bay Blvd. Far Rockaway, NY)

III.           Queens Public Library Central (89-11 Merrick Blvd.)

IV.           Queens Public Library at South Jamaica (108-41 Guy R. Brewer Blvd) 

V.            Queens Library at Baisley Park (117-11 Sutphin Blvd.)

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