(The following is from a press release)
A new “Read & Ride” literacy program from Conejo Valley Days and partner RCS Carnival encourages kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to read by offering free carnival ride passes for the upcoming festival (May 7 through 10 at Conejo Creek Park South).
“We’ve kept the rules simple so it will be easy to participate,” said Mary-Catherine McBride, CVD executive director. Children must read three books approved by their teacher and their parent, write a brief summary of each book on a Read & Ride form, have his or her parent and teacher sign the completed form and bring it to the RCS information booth inside the CVD site to receive a pass good for three free rides. Kindergarten-age kids can draw pictures about their books on the back of the form.
Participating schools must agree to display a 3’ x 5’ Conejo Valley Days banner at the school entrance from April 11 through May 10 and return the banner in good shape after CVD is over. In return, the school will receive a $100 donation from CVD. The classroom that reads the most books at each school wins an ice cream party.
The program is open to all local school districts and private schools. It is approved by the Conejo Valley Unified School District. A separate banner-only promotion is available to middle schools, high schools and other nonprofit organizations.
A downloadable flyer, Read & Ride instructions and forms are available on the CVD website (www.conejovalleydays.us). For questions, contact Diane Rumbaugh, 805-493-2877, [email protected] or Robin Hagey, 805-338-1700, [email protected]