(The following is from a press release)
For the second year, Conejo Valley Days (CVD) is offering free carnival ride passes for students who take part in its “Read & Ride” literacy program. CVD, in conjunction with carnival operator RCS, is encouraging kids in kindergarten through fifth grade to read by offering the ride passes for this year’s festival (May 11-15 at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks).
The rules are simple. 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.
“Read & Ride” is approved by the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Homeschoolers and libraries can also take part in the program.
Participating schools must display a 3’ x 5’ Conejo Valley Days “Ready & Ride” banner at the school entrance from April 15 through May 15 and return the banner in good shape after CVD is over. In return, the school PTA will receive a $100 donation from CVD.
A separate banner-only promotion is available for middle schools, high schools and other nonprofit organizations.
All “Read & Ride” and banner information/forms are on the CVD website (www.conejovalleydays.us). Contact Diane Rumbaugh, 805-493-2877, [email protected] or Robin Hagey, 805-338-1700, [email protected]