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Summer Resources

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Free Summer Meals Program Set

All children age 18 and younger may participate in the free summer meal program through Bend-La Pine Schools. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and can purchase a meal for $4. Those planning to bring a large group should contact 541-355-3740.

For details on locations, times and menus visit our School Meals page.

Summer Elementary Math Resources

Regular practice over the summer with problem solving, computation and math facts will maintain and strengthen the gains made over the school year. While working with your child, ask questions like how the solution was found and why a particular strategy was chosen.

Math Calendars

Math calendars are perfect for families to post on refrigerators where students can practice a problem every day. Print out the calendar corresponding to the grade your student will enter in the fall.

Math Websites

Summer Reading Resources

Children who don't read over the summer vacation risk losing more than two months of reading achievement by fall and can be two years behind their peers by the end of sixth grade.

How to avoid Summer Reading Loss:

  • Have your child read books at their level. As few as 10 books can help maintain skills over the summer
  • Read with your child.
  • Attend programs at a local public library. Deschutes Public Library, with several locations throughout Bend, Sunriver and La Pine, offers an extensive summer reading program.
  • Check out the OverDrive summer reading program. This is a great resource for finding fabulous eBooks to read that can be accessed anytime as long as you have internet access. Students just need to use their district login: Username: firstnamelastname Password: Student ID #
For Parents of Elementary Students

Book Recommendations

Bend-La Pine Schools District Librarian Christie Boen offers a few tips and recommendations for reading this summer. She also loves summer read lists. Here are some of her top picks for this summer.

Elementary - Picture Books

  • Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
  • Hello lighthouse by Sophie Blackall
  • I got it! by David Wiesner
  • Love by Matt de la Pena
  • Ocean meets sky
  • Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock

Elementary - Chapter Books

  • Bob by Wendy Mass (3rd-6th grade)
  • The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (4th-7th grade)
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang (4th-6th grade)
  • Granted by John David Anderson (4th-6th)
  • The Last by Katherine Applegate (4th-7th grade)
  • Rodent Rascals by Roxie Munro (3rd-5th grade)
  • The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown (3rd-6th grade)

Middle School

  • Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol (5th-8th grade)
  • Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge (5th-9th grade)
  • Hope in the Holler by Lisa Lewis Tyre (5th-8th grade)
  • The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis (5th-8th grade)
  • A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi (7th grade and up)
  • The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani (5th-8th grade)
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (7th grade and up)
  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (5th-7th grade)

High School

  • After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay (8th grade & up)
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao (9th grade and up)
  • Blood and Sand by C. V Wyk (8th grade & up)
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (9th grade and up)
  • The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (9th grade and up)
  • Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (9th grade and up)
  • Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (book 2) (9th grade and up)
  • Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen (8th grade & up)

Connect With Us

Bend-La Pine Schools is active on social media throughout the summer. We will share tips, ideas and resources. Follow along at #BLSsummer on:




Online Learning

Students can earn high school credit while working from home and receiving help from a teacher/mentor through Bend-La Pine Online.

Learn more at the Bend-La Pine Schools Online website.

Contact: 541-355-1041 or via email