The Poe PTO Reading Mentors Program needs mentors for the ‘23-‘24 school year! It is not too late to join the program!
The goal of the Reading Mentors Program is to engage students in the joy of reading! We are looking for enthusiastic adult volunteers (parents, relatives, community members) who love reading, books and kids! Mentors will be matched with a 1st-3rd grade student to read with once per week this school year mid-October through May.
Time commitment: 20-30 minutes per week during school hours You will be able to select the day and time that works for you!

 **Volunteers must be VIPS approved. Click here or scan the code to sign up!**


An orientation was held Wednesday, October 4, 8am in the Poe Cafeteria. See below for more information.


Reading Mentors DO:

  • Bring joy to the student’s day!
  • Build positive experiences with books and reading
  • Provide one-one attention for student
  • Use reading material driven by student interest
  • Expose students to many genres of reading
  • Consistent engagement throughout the school year

Reading Mentors ARE NOT:

  • A formal tutor or tutoring session
  • A small group lesson
  • Assessing the student’s skills pre/post sessions
  • Working on spelling lists or homework

Students are identified by the teacher:

  • In 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades
  • Possibly adding Kindergarten students in Spring 2024
  • To grow confidence
  • To practice speaking and reading
  • To be read to; to have more positive interactions
  • To build comprehension

For further questions or details, email mentoring@poepto.org. 




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Upcoming Events

Feb 3-17: Read-a-Thon
Tue, Feb 13: 100th Day of School
Tue, Feb 13: Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Wed, Feb 14: I Love Science Day
Thu, Feb 15 3pm: All Art Day T-shirt designs due
Thu, Feb 15 3pm: 5th grade School Choice lab session
Fri, Feb 16: PTO Meeting
Mon, Feb 19: Staff Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
Thu, Feb 22 3pm: 5th grade School Choice lab session
Fri, Feb 23: Phase One School Choice Applications Due
Fri, Feb 23: Go Texan Day
Fri, Mar 1: 1st Grade Evening with the Arts
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Thu, Mar 7: Fine Arts Career Day
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