Sunday, February 15, 2009


Readers for Life

Dear Sec 1 Parents:

As some parents were not able to attend the Parents’ Symposium on January 16th and may not be aware, we are implementing our Readers for Life program with all the Sec 1 students at Hwa Chong Institution.

If you were at the presentation, then you already know that parents are the most important factor in determining whether their children are readers. The school would like to work with you to ensure the success of our reading program and the ultimate benefits gained from this lifetime pursuit.

As a parent, your role would be simple. We would look for your support in the area of discussing your reading habits as an adolescent, how your reading has changed over the years, favorite genres, authors or books you would like to share with your son. There will be a formal interview in which your son will be tasked with speaking to a parent and determining which book they read as an adolescent that either influenced them in life or perhaps still resonates with them today. If you really feel strongly about a certain title and would like to address the class, consider this an open invitation.

The other way you can show support is by taking a genuine interest in what your son is reading. As teachers we will provide modeling, books, various other reading materials, and motivation. All we ask is that you keep reading in the forefront at the home as well. This can also be accomplished by visiting your son’s blog in which he will link to weread.com. Take the time to browse his electronic bookshelf and engage him in his reading choices.

And finally, we are planning a mid-year book sale. Book ownership is a hallmark of this program and we would like the opportunity to renew and refresh reading materials. If you would like to donate books, expertise or a helping hand in the library, we would love your participation and I know it would mean a great deal to the students as well.

Thank you for participating in our Readers for Life program. Individually we can impact your sons’ reading; together, we hold the key to developing lifetime readers.

Yours truly,
Rodger Spelmer, Language Consultant
We are trying to establish parental involvement by listing some areas parents might want to volunteer in. If you would please check off an area of interest, it would be most helpful in our delegating of assistance.

1) The book sale______

2) A book talk or presentation______

3) Assisting with a book club______

4) Donating books to the book sale­­­______

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time_____


Signed:_________________________________________________________


Student name and number:______________________________________( )

63 comments:

Magical 1 said...

1A131

1P407 said...

1p407

1p423 said...

1p423

1A115 said...

I am from 1A115. (5)

Yusei Fudo said...

I am from 1A126.

1P404 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: parent of 1P404

Student name and number: 1P404

1P421(COLE TRAIN) said...

Hi,

Yes,I will be glad to assist in the following areas:
1) Book sale
4) Donating books for the book sale

From the parent of 1P421

Samson 1p4 (20) said...

Have special interest in biography written by some well known personalities in Singapore. I can donate them.

Parent of 1P420

1P402 said...

5

1P406 said...

i support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed:parent of 1p406

1A112 - Cardrionus said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time.

Signed: Parent of Khoo Yihan
Student name and number: Khoo Yihan (12)

1A1 (11) said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time.

Signed: Parent of 1A111
Student name and number: 1A111

Yong said...

I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time


Signed__ZHu Yong


Student name and number:___Zhu Zihao__1P4(34)

1A1 02 said...

Hi.
5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time.

Signed: Parent of 1A102
Student name and number: 1A102

1A120 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but I cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: parent of 1A120

Student name and number: 1A120

1A119 said...

1A119

1A117 said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time


Signed:Parent of 1A117

Student name and number:1A117(17)

Shining Star (1P403) said...

I am glad to assist in
1) Book Sale

Signed: Parent of 1P403

1P421(COLE TRAIN) said...

Sorry Mr Spelmer for this late reply,
Thank you
1P421

1A123 said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time


Signed:Parent of 1A123

Student name and number:1A123(23)

1A106 said...

Mr Spelmer,
I'm the parent of 1A106 and I fully support your idea of a reading programme but am unable to make a commitment for now, due to my work. My missus, however, is happy to help out with the book sale, depending on the day and time you are planning to hold this. Thank you.

1P4(29) said...

I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time

Signed: Li JieWen

Student name and number: Bobby Wei BaoLiang_1P4(29)

1A103 said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time


Signed:Parent of 1A103

Student name and number:Benedict Chong(03)

TENNIS said...

1A129

1a127 said...

Hi, I fully support the Readers for Life program and is able to help out in the book club.

Parent of 1A127

1P431 said...

This is 1P431.I support the Reading for Life Programme.

1p426 said...

I'm not sure if I can donate as I need to ask my father who is in overseas and will only be coming back on 27th Feb, this Friday but I think I can call him and ask him on the phone but it may not work because he usually does not pick up his phone when I call him because his in a meeting etc. I'll try my best but no definite answer. Will tell you more later, Mr. Splemer.This is 1P426.

1P427 said...

I will be sharing some books with my son to cultivate my son's interest.
From the parents of 1P427

Nic (1P416) said...

Hi,

If time and schedule permit, I would be happy to help out with
1) The book sale

Charles 04 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: parent of 1A104

Student name and number: 1A104

1P433 said...

I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time

Signed:parents of 1p433

Student:1p433

1P410 said...

I am the parent of 1P410. I support the reading program however, as a working mother, I am not able to make any commitments now.

1P407 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: parent of 1P407

Student name and number: 1P407

1P407 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: parent of 1P407


Student name and number: 1P407

1P425 said...

i support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment. But I will encourage my son to read more whenever he can.

Signed :Parent of 1P425
student name and no. Tan Wei Liang25

1A130 said...

(5)I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Parent of 1A130.

1A113 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: Parent of 1A113

1A1(14) said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time.

Signed: Parent of 1A114
Student name and number: Joel lee 1A114

$ilENt$c0Pe1A122 said...

I deeply support this wonderful reading program and wish to make commitments however right now, there is a situation going on so I am not able to make commitments. I apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Signed, parent of 1A122

1p401 said...

5)I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

Signed: Parent of 1P401
Student name and number: Colin(1)

1p424 said...

I support the reading for life programme but I cannot make any commitment at this moment. However, I am interested in the book sales.I would be happy to know the dates of the programmes. Thank You.

Signed: parent of 1p424

1P409 said...

Sorry unable to make commitments at the moment.

1p426 said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time

signed:Tan Eng Soon Dennis

student name and number:Nicholas Tan(26)

BoBo said...

I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time.
Signed:Signed,parent
Student name and number:Fan Bowen Class 1P4(08)

-g3rAt0n- a.k.a 1P415 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but I cannot make any commitment at this moment. (5)

Signed: Parent of 1P415

Student name and number: 1P415

KampongElephant 1P418 said...

1P418

1A107 said...

I think I can help out at the book sale.
From Parent of 1A107

1P405 said...

5. I support Readers' for life program but can't make any commitment at this moment.

Sign by: parent of 1P405

Student name and index number:1P405

1P430 said...

I support the Reading for Life Programme but i cannot make any commitment at this moment.

1P430

1P432 said...

1P432

1A101 said...

Bao Jianda(1A101)
I really can't commit at this moment.I will decide at a later stage

1A105 said...

The Readers for Life Program is a great program and we would like to contribute some books to the books sale.

Parent of 1A105

1A105 said...

The Readers for Life Program is a great program and we would like to contribute some books to the books sale.

Parent of 1A105

1A124 said...

5) I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time.

From the parent of 1A124.
Student number:1A124

1A116 said...

I strongly support the Readers For Life program but I am not able to make a commitment this time.


Signed:Parent of 1A116
Student Name And Number:1A116

MrCarLover1A133 said...

2 A book talk or presentation depending on the time.

4) Donating books to the book sale­­­

signed: parent of 1A133

jasonwsc(1A132) said...

I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time

Signed:Parent of 1A1(32)

Student name and number:1A1(32 )

1P411 said...

1P411

1A131 said...

1A131. Donating books to the book sale­­­.

1A108 said...

I support the Readers for Life program but can’t make a commitment at this time


Signed: Parent of Foo Guo Yue


Student name and number: Foo GUo Yue (08)

1P414 said...

I can Donate books to the book sale­­

Sigend: Parent 1P414
Student Name and Number: Lee Chong Hon 1P414

1p419 said...

i can donate books to the book sale




signed:parent of 1p419

1A121 said...

I support the program but I cannot make a commitment at the time being

Parent of 1A121
Student: 1A121