I get a lot of questions about Reading Incentives for homeschoolers in Wisconsin, so here’s the current news on KWIK BOOKS and NOAH’S ARK DIVE INTO READING and Six Flags READ TO SUCCEED!!!
In Wisconsin, “Quick” is spelled “Kwik”…
Kwik Trip, Incorporated sponsors a Student Reading Incentive Program called “Kwik Books” for preschool through 6th grade students. Homeschooled students are eligible to participate in the Kwik Books Program through our Southwest Wisconsin Homeschool Group Enrollment. Each child meeting the monthly reading goal is rewarded – by the homeschool parent/teacher, with a certificate for a FREE slice of Cheese Mountain Pizza, available at any Kwik Trip or Kwik Star store. The reading goal for our group enrollment is for each child to read (or be read to) a minimum of two extra hours (i.e., not part of daily schoolwork) during the month. The program runs from September 2012 through May 2013. You may sign-up at any time during the year.
** Sign-up for the 2013-14 School Year.**
Here’s what you need to do to participate in Kwik Books as a homeschooler through the Southwest Wisconsin Homeschool Group Enrollment:
1) Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org — Specify the months in which you will participate in the program and include the names and ages/grades of your child(ren) participating in the program, your contact information (address/phone), and your homeschool group (if any).
2) You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.
3) You will need to mail a stamped self-addressed business-size envelope – one for each child participating. Your certificates will be mailed back to you as soon as possible in the envelopes that you provide.
Smile and say yay, pizza for reading!
In Wisconsin, we have the Dells — a.k.a., the Water Park Capital of the World — and we have the country’s largest outdoor waterpark, Noah’s Ark…
** Noah’s Ark Waterpark discontinued their reading incentive program in 2012.**
Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin Dells has been sponsoring their annual “Dive Into Reading Program” for grades K – 6 for quite a few years.
For 2012-13 we’ve been told that Noah’s Ark Waterpark is in the process of developing a new Student Rewards Program to take the place of Dive Into Reading. Officially all they’ve stated is that “it will be a different sort of program” and they will release any details in mid-October 2012.
As long as you’re here, why not sign up for updates? Look for the link near the top right-hand side of this page to sign up. Then you’ll know what I know, when I know it!
As of 10/27/12, we are still waiting for information from the Noah’s Ark Reading Program Coordinator as to the details for this year. They’ve said it will be completely NEW! Stay tuned for more information on registration in Southwest Wisconsin Homeschool Group Enrollment in the new Noah’s Ark Waterpark Student Reading Rewards Program.
UPDATE November 20, 2012:
In order to reduce the administrative burden for both teachers and park staff, Noah’s Ark will continue to support scholarships in our schools with our very popular “a Days” while eliminating the reading program.
The “A Days” program admits any student with an “A” (or highest grade available on their report card) for free on one of the designated “A Days!” “A Days dates from the 2013 season will be determined and released on June 1st. Please call our office at 608-254-6351 on June 1st or after to obtain the dates.
Thank you for your participation and we hope to see you this summer.
Not much else I can say about that, except major disappointment, huh?
Oh well, at least they will still have “A” Days. (And there’s a water park option at Six Flags!!!)
In south Wisconsin, we are near Six Flags Great America, north of Chicago in Gurnee Illinois…
Here’s the latest on Six Flags Read To Succeed:
Every year Six Flags Theme Parks offers an exciting opportunity for your K-6th grade children to earn free theme park pass for reading.
Go to Six Flags Read to Succeed. Create a new account for your family. Choose the homeschool option and tell them how many children you’re homeschooling, which grades, etc. Not only will your homeschool children receive a free theme park pass, but one homeschool parent/teacher receives a free pass as well! You’ll find when you register that there are several Six Flag locations across the country. After you register you’ll receive emails from Read to Succeed with further information on how to complete the program and turn in reading information.
Click the Reading Incentive Program page here, for the complete run-down on these and other free programs.