San Angelo ISD’s Summer Book Patrol Delivers Over 250 Books to Students

On Wednesday, July 28th, San Angelo ISD administrators, including principals and our Superintendent Dr. Carl Dethloff, completed the final Summer Book Patrol deliveries of this summer break to deserving students to foster a lifetime love of literacy. Over the last 7 weeks, the District has delivered over 250 books to students from all 17 of our elementary campuses. Each delivery included a bag of books, reading activities, healthy snacks provided by H-E-B, and a beautiful bouquet of balloons from VividPop Balloons to encourage our students to keep reading over the summer break. Inside and outside our classrooms, SAISD is committed to building literacy skills which create students who are prepared for future successes, and thus, building a better tomorrow for our students and community!

We extend a special thanks to VividPop Balloons and H-E-B for their partnership with the Summer Book Patrol and your support of literacy in the San Angelo community. 

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San Angelo READS!

The San Angelo Reads! community-wide literacy initiative was founded by the District in 2020 to promote and encourage reading and the SAISD future-ready learner profile attributes among SAISD students and the greater San Angelo community. The goal of the literacy initiative is to increase awareness of the importance of literacy and to inspire a love for reading. This exciting initiative is driven by statistics which show how vitally important literacy is to providing all students with the opportunities to succeed at a young age. Children and teenagers who read for pleasure on a daily or weekly basis score better on reading and writing tests than infrequent or non-readers.

SAISD kicked off San Angelo READS! on December 9, 2020 with the first annual San Angelo Reads! Day, a day when literacy was celebrated at every SAISD elementary campus with literacy fun like read-ins, unveiling book vending machines and a gift of a book to all SAISD 3rd graders compliments of the San Angelo Area Foundation. SAISD is focused on building literacy skills that create students who are prepared for future successes, inside and outside the classroom and beyond their time in our hallways.