Accelerated Reader (AR)
Accelerated Reader is a reading incentive program based in Renaissance Learning’s “AR” application. Using classroom tablets or Media Center PC’s, Upper Elementary* (3-5) students take comprehension tests on books they have read and are rewarded points for tests passed with at least 80% correct answers. Points can be used to purchase items from the “AR Store” held in the media center twice a year: in January/February and again in May. One of the items students may purchase (once a year per student) is a ticket to a Pizza Luncheon, also held in the Media Center.
If your student purchases a ticket to the AR luncheon, a note will come home to you prior to the event, so you know not to send a lunch with them the day of the lunch.
Winter Dates: Store February 2, Luncheon February 9
Spring Dates: Store May 18, Luncheon June 1
*Starting with the 2016-2017 school year, only Upper El grades 3-5 participate in the AR program. Lower El uses a reading incentive program called Reading Eggs, however, there are no plans for a PTO sponsored incentive program for this program.
Also Co-Chair: Hope Jewell