Summer Reading Packets

The Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading (GLR) joined with Baltimore City Public Schools, the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Baltimore City Fire Department to celebrate Monarch Academy for showing the largest increase in students participating in the Pratt Summer Reading Program. Not only did Monarch Academy increase the number of their students enrolled in Pratt Summer Reading, those students read a total of over 800 days in the 2015 summer!


Super readers at Monarch Academy get a superhero party from Baltimore City Public Schools on Vimeo.


To celebrate Monarch’s accomplishment, GLR and its partners hosted a hero party for its 1st- 3rd graders and presented the school with $1,000 to be used for this year’s budget. Students decorated a hero mask to wear to the party, recited a reading pledge, received a special visit from the fire department, and were each given a free book courtesy of the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading and the Maryland Book Bank. Congratulations to Principal Rebello, school librarian Jessica Lemmo, and the all of Monarch Academy!