Are you ready to read this summer?

Check out the upcoming events and all the opportunities below to help you get started!


Wednesday, June 6th @1:30: School Library Open House hosted by Fairwood's librarian Sheena Keiser. Summer reading tips including information about the school's summer reading challenge "Tower of Books" will be available. All are welcome. The PTSA Blast into Reading Committee is pleased to help sponsor Fairwood Elementary's Summer Reading Challenge to honor and motivate students to read. 

Tower of Books Summer Challenge : Instructions and record sheet are being sent home in Tuesday packets but you can print out more record sheets HERE. In the fall bring your Tower Record Sheets back to the school library to Mrs. Keiser for a fun activity/prizes!

Check back often on the Facebook pages for Fairwood Elementary and Fairwood PTSA to keep updated and motivated throughout the summer!

Friday, June 15th @6pm: Book Swap at the Luau Family Fun Night

Swap old stories for new adventures! Simply bring in new or gently used books to swap for another (preschool - 8th grade level). If you haven’t got a book to swap, you can still take one!

You can drop off your books in the front office (there will be a box for book donations) or bring with you that night.

"Battle of the Books" Do you have an incoming 4th, 5th or 6th grade student?

This program starts up again in the fall but your student can start reading now! The 2018-19 books have been announced. Check out the Fairwood Battle of the Books blog for the 2018-19 list and some tips/hints.  This parent volunteer-led blog will be updated in the Fall. Our school librarian, Mrs. Keiser, will help organize the teams in the Fall/Winter.

What is Battle of the Books? This is a reading incentive program in elementary, middle school and high schools across the country. Find out more about the district sponsored program HERE. 

Below are free resources to help motivate your kids! Some include free books or other incentives. Know of any others? Send us an email so we can add to our list! Email 

  • Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program - Gives 1st - 6th grade readers the opportunity to earn a free book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log (English or Spanish). Runs May 15 - September 3.
  • Chuck E. Cheese's Reading Rewards - Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free tokens.
  • Half Price Books – Kids can earn Bookworm Bucks for reading 300 minutes or more. Record minutes on the ‘Feed Your Brain’ reading log. Program runs during June & July.
  • Local Libraries
    • King County Library System - "Libraries Rock!" is the theme of the new and improved 2018 Summer Reading program.  Click HERE to register online. Or stop by your local library to register and pick up your reading logs.
    • Seattle Public Library System - "The Make a Splash!" 2018 Summer of Learning program will launch on June 15. There will be programs and activities in every library location in the city! And there's fun for teens and adults too (summer book bingo) with prizes! Please note that anyone one with a King County Library card is eligible to register for a Seattle Public Library card (reciprocal use agreement).
  • PBS Kids Summer of Adventure - Lots of ideas for keeping learning fun with your child's favorite character. Under the section Everyday Learning find free printable activities, reading logs, bookmark and more!
  • Reading is Fundamental - Has free monthly calendars you can download with daily activities to keep your child busy all summer long! For links to activities such as arts, science, engineering, writing and math click HERE!
  • Reading Without Walls - Anyone can participate! Just find something new and different to read. Download the Reading Without Walls activity guide HERE.
    1. Read a book about a character who doesn't look like you or live like you
    2. Read a book about a topic you don't know much about
    3. Read a book in a format that you don't normally read for fun