PCMS Summer Reading & Math Programs


It’s that time of year again where we encourage students to participate in

Governor Malloy’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge - CONNECTICUT READS.

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The summer months provide the perfect opportunity to extend and enrich your child's reading & math experiences.  Attached please find a list of suggested books for your child's grade level and an activity list. Should your child choose to complete the activity list, they should bring their completed work to school during the first two weeks of school.   These books and the activity are not required reading, however, the list is to assist you in selecting appropriate reading material for your child to read over the summer months.

Summer Reading Tic-Tac-Toe Activity List (all grade levels)

Grade 6 Reading List or Grade 5/6 Reading List

Grade 7 Reading List or Grade 7/8 Reading List

Grade 8 Reading List

Grade 6 Summer Math Packet

Grade 7 Summer Math Packet 

Grade 8 Summer Math Packet

Students may also choose to use the log or recommended reading list included in the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.

On May 20, 2016, Governor Dannel P. Malloy kicked off the annual Summer Reading Challenge highlighting the importance of reading to Connecticut’s educators and students.  

Many districts hold a variety of activities to support summer reading and strive to coordinate their activities with community-wide programs run by their local public libraries. School and public library partnerships increase students’ access to books and reading activities during the summer months. The Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge builds upon and links these efforts by reinforcing the importance of reading.  

Many public libraries will utilize the Evanced Summer Reader system for managing their reading programs. The system allows student’s access to their summer reading logs anywhere they have an Internet connection (including mobile devices). Schools that coordinate with their public library may choose to have students use this online reading log, rather than a paper one. In addition, libraries using Evanced Summer Reader can assist schools with reporting requirements for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge.  

As in the past, all information and printable materials for the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge can be found on the CSDE Web site at http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2683&q=320322 

The following tips may be helpful for parents/guardians:

  • Encourage your child to select the books that interest them.  
  • Whenever possible, children should read daily.
  • Ask your child questions about the book; who, what, where, why, when and how.
  • You may also access the summer reading information on the school’s website:http://www.plainfieldschools.org/

There are several locations throughout town where students and families can access books:

  •  Aldrich Library

                  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2—7:30

                  Tuesday - Saturday 9—12:30

                  Thursday - Sunday CLOSED

  •  The Discovery Bus—Plainfield Public Schools’ Mobile Library

                  Summer Schedule Weeks: July 5-6, July 11-13, July 18-20, July 25-27, Aug. 1-3

Please note that the times are approximate as children may need time to select books. Families are welcomed to park in areas if the stop is too far to walk from their homes. 

Monday’s 9:00—1:00

Each stop will last about 20 minutes to allow 10 minutes for storytelling and 10 minutes for book selections.

Tuesday’s 12:00—4:30

Each stop will last about 20 minutes to allow 10 minutes for storytelling and 10 minutes for book selections.

Wednesday’s 10:00—2:00

Each stop will last about 20 minutes to allow 10 minutes for storytelling and 10 minutes for book selections.

9:10 ECC/Admin Offices—651 Norwich Road


9:45 Pratt Road at East Parkway, Plainfield


10:20 Allen St., Moosup


11:00 Martel’s Woodworking—16 Main St.


11:35 Grove St. Park, Wauregan


12:10 Camp Q

12:10 Plainfield Recreation Cemter


1:00 Sunnybrook at Baseball Fields


1:35 Ledgewood and Cedarview


2:10 Plainfield Memorial School Parking Lot


2:45 Lawton House/East Wind Village (Alt. Weeks)


3:15—4:20 Lions Park, Plainfield


10:10 Sunny Acres/Moosup Manor   (Alt. Weeks)


10:45 Aldrich Library Parking Lot


11:30 Moosup Little League Field


12:15 Moosup Gardens


1:00 Shepard Hill Elementary School

NEW THIS YEAR: Thanks to many donations from the community, we will be reaching out to our adult readers. Included in our collection are regular and large print books for your reading pleasure. The Discovery Bus will be making stops at the Senior Housing areas throughout the town.


 We hope that students and families take advantage of these resources

and participate in the summer reading program!






Plainfield Central Middle School
75 Canterbury Road Plainfield, CT 06374
Phone: (860) 564-6437 | Fax: (860) 564-1147

Plainfield Public Schools 651 Norwich Rd Plainfield CT 06374

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