2024 Reading Carnival

What is the Reading Carnival? The carnival is a GCS tradition.  Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 challenge themselves to read extra minutes and engage in a variety of English Language Arts related activities outside of the classroom for four weeks.  The efforts of the students are celebrated with a carnival featuring inflatable games, fun activities, snacks, and more before the school year ends. The 2024 Reading Carnival will have a theme and feature the children’s author and illustrator Chris Van Dusen.

Who participates? Students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Where is the Carnival held? Behind the School in the Open Fields.

When is the Carnival?  Pre-carnival reading and activities begin on Monday, May 6 and end on Friday, May 31. The carnival is hosted on Wednesday, June 5 with a raindate on Thursday, June 6. Students will receive their Reading Carnival Reading Record and 2024 Reading Carnival Bingo Sheet (i.e. their “ticket” to the Carnival) the first week in May. Please use the link to download extra copies from home if needed.

How can I help support this enriching event for my child? During the month of May, you can help your child plan when he/she will read their extra minutes. Parents are welcome to support developing readers by partner reading, or sitting with your child. Strong readers may challenge themselves to read more than the suggested 20 minutes. The weekend Bingo options may be completed at any time, but Friday/Saturday/Sunday is suggested to continue the momentum of engagement.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE CARNIVAL AT SCHOOL: Click here to VOLUNTEER. Volunteers will have needed to complete the background/fingerprinting process. Here are the instructions.  Please review the Volunteer Expectations.