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Novel Knowledge

Dear Parents & Students of 4-6th Graders,


What is Novel Knowledge?

Novel Knowledge is an optional reading competition open to all 4th-6th graders in the Vacaville School District.  A team of four students read eight titles.  Title list will be available Nov. 16th.  Markham will have a competition in March, during the school day.  Then our first place team will compete with the first place winners of other schools in Vacaville at a district wide competition the evening of May 9th.  Parents and supporters are encouraged and welcome to attend the District Competition.



Each team must qualify before the start of the Markham Competition. It is recommended that each student read 4-8 of the titles in the competition.


To Qualify:  Each of the eight AR quizzes must be passed, with 80% or better, by at least one member of the team.




Students will have the opportunity to take part in a study club in January and February.  This is completely optional.   

Books:  The library, with help from PTO, and the school district will purchase Novel Knowledge books for our school library.  There will not be enough books for every participant, so encourage your students to use the public libraries as well.  Last year some parents bought copies through Amazon or Bounty Books.  


Important Dates:  10/4 - 11/3    Submit title suggestions via google forms


                             11/15/17       Final Team Sign Ups & Team Pictures

                             11/17/17       Novel Knowledge meeting at recess, 11:15-11:30, at the picnic tables.

                             Jan. &  Feb. Optional Study Sessions Mondays & Fridays 7:45am- 8:15am

                             March (TBA)  Markham’s Novel Knowledge Competition

                                                  let me know about vacation plans at team sign up

                             March (TBA)  Celebration Luncheon for all Participants

                             5/2/18             1st Place team Socrative Practice/Championship Run Through

                             5/9/18             District Championship  6:15pm Vaca Pena Middle School


Questions:  Feel free to contact the library.