Reading deadline set for Aug. 1

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Governor Susana Martinez is reminding students on summer vacation that all forms related to the Summer Reading Challenges need to be in by Aug. 1.
The Governor says there’s still time to download the forms and enter the competition.
“We are just three weeks away from the deadline for the Summer Reading Challenges,” Martinez said. “I urge all students to make sure they submit the paperwork for all of the books they read this summer by Aug 1.
It’s also not too late for students to get involved in the reading challenges. Information on how to participate is available online.”
In May, the governor launched four summer reading challenges for New Mexico students. The challenges were designed to help prevent the “summer slide,” where students often lose a portion of their reading proficiency during the summer months and must catch up on their skills when they return to school in August.
Details about each reading challenge can be found online at readingchallenge.ped.state.nm.us/, including information on who is eligible to participate, contest rules, and the myriad of prizes that are being offered. You can also pick up the brochure and reading log at any of the State’s eight museums and eight historical monuments.
“Students who read this Summer and return their forms by August 1st can win some amazing prizes, including a family trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida,” says Martinez. “But, the real prize for our kids comes in honing a life-long skill that is the key to learning.”