Reading Olympics

UPDATE: Keep reading for


CES teams will participate in Reading Olympics:

One night only!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

5:30pm – 8:15pm

Wissahickon High School

Interested CES students should:

NOW: Keep reading!!

Read eight books from the Reading Olympics list before registration in January, 2018.


Register for Reading Olympics – registration forms attached – due January 26, 2018


Teams will be formed; students continue reading!

  • Reading Olympics teams will meet during school hours
    • Teams chart books read by individual team members
    • Team members volunteer to read more books
    • Team goal: to have all books on Reading Olympics list read by at least one team member – books read by more than one team member even better!!
    • Reading Olympics books are shelved in special library section – easy access!!
    • Participants may check out more than "library limit" of three books at a time, if they choose.
  • Reading Olympics teams are not taught or assigned books – STUDENTS read the books, STUDENTS organize additional reading by volunteers & STUDENTS review together.
  • While preparing for Reading Olympics, teams are responsible for their teams' success: participation develops individual responsibility, teambuilding & leadership skills. Individuals learn to cooperate, volunteer and help each other.
  • CES teachers are FACILITATORS: teams will be coached in expected etiquette and procedures for Reading Olympics competition.
  • Students will participate as a team at the Reading Olympics, contributing answers to questions about the books they've read. The more books each team member has read, the better prepared the team!! (Everyone contributes, nobody stands alone.)
  • The goal of Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment. Reading Olympics is a celebration of reading and encourages students of all reading levels and abilities to share in the excitement of reading good books with friends.
  • Parents can help! Support your student's interest in Reading Olympics:
    • encourage students to continue reading books from the Reading Olympics list
    • suggest students keep a 3 x 5 card for each book read, including a list of main characters and a brief plot summary (a couple of sentences as a reminder: what is the book about?)
    • talk about the books – remember, KEEP IT FUN!
  • In the past, CES Reading Olympics teams have competed very successfully against teams from other area schools. All CES teams are accompanied by CES faculty and staff members. Parents are welcome the evening of the event. We appreciate your support!

Participating students should continue reading books

until the Reading Olympics competition!

Reading lists are available in the CES library or online at the Colonial School District website – Colonial Elementary School – Library web page – Reading Olympics.

Or go to

Home tab – LibGuides Project Information

Questions? Email Mrs. Dimmerling at


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