San Bruno children from 3 1/2 to 13 years old have been enjoying Summer Camp in San Bruno City Park, Recreation Center, and Swimming Pool for many years. Some of the camp’s current leaders were once campers themselves. This camp’s history of childhood enrichment and fun gets better every year, and this year they have an exciting new addition to their program.
The San Bruno Education Foundation (SBEF) in partnership with the City of San Bruno’s Recreation Division and the San Bruno Park School District, is funding the optional Scholastic Reading Counts K-12 program, an independent reading program that encourages the success of your child’s reading progress. Patrick Flynn, President of San Bruno Education Foundation, says, “SBEF is very excited about teaming up with San Bruno Recreation Services to encourage more children to read during the summer.”
Scholastic Reading Counts motivates students with suggested reading choices that match their interests and reading levels, then reinforces through testing comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills. The parent has the option of sharing their child’s Reading Counts data with their child’s elementary school teacher, which can help the teacher better craft a lesson plan.
If the parent and student decide to participate in Reading Counts at the San Bruno Summer Camp, known as Camp Kaleidoscope (for children up to 10 years old), or Adventure Camp (for children between 10 and 13 years old), on testing days camp leaders will walk children to nearby El Crystal Elementary School. El Crystal is San Bruno’s newly-designated magnet school with a focus on collaborative studies of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for K-5 students.
Dee Kranitz, Recreation Services Supervisor, tells us, “San Bruno City Park is an ideal place for such a program.”
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Excellent schools are a top priority in San Bruno. We want all our children to have the opportunities to learn and achieve every year, no matter what happens with the state budget. By donating to the SBEF, you ensure that programs such as physical education, art, music, science, technology, literacy programs and instructional aides continue to be an integral part of the school curriculum.
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