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The Columbus Blue Jackets Book Jackets program presented by Ohio's 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage is a reading incentive program that uses the excitement of the Columbus Blue Jackets to encourage students in grades K-8 to spend more time reading.

The program is easy for teachers and parents to implement and helps students become All-Star Readers by providing great Blue Jackets incentives to reach reading goals. Book Jackets can be run over a four-week period from October 2020 - April 2021 at home or in the classroom.

Additional resources are available, including extra welcome packet contents, certificates of achievement, and hockey themed book suggestions courtesy of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

 

1. Register your classroom(s). After registering, you will be emailed a welcome packet which includes the following digital materials: 

  • Book Jackets Instruction Manual 
  • Classroom minute tracking poster 
  • Classroom minute tracking log 
  • Student scorecards 
  • Letter for your student's parents/guardians about the program 

2. Your students' parents/guardians will help keep track of minutes read outside the classroom that will be reported back to teachers weekly.

3. At the end of the four weeks, teachers will submit classroom forms onto this website.  

  • Classrooms will be automatically entered to win a virtual classroom visit from the Blue Jackets' mascot, Stinger, for the month following their submission. One (1) virtual visit will take place each month.  
  • The classroom recording the highest average minutes read for the month will be featured on this webpage and CBJGivesBack social platforms. 
  • Students whose minutes are submitted will receive a digital prize for completing the program. 

4. Please note 2020-21 program deadlines: 

  • October: Registration for Book Jackets opens for the 2020-21 school year. 
  • Last day of each month: Deadline to submit total classroom minutes for that month's prizing. 
  • March 15: Last day to register for Book Jackets for the 2020-21 school year. 
  • April 15: Program deadline for all reading minute submissions.

Additional resources are available, including extra welcome packet contents, certificates of achievement, and hockey themed book suggestions courtesy of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. CLICK HERE

For any questions about the Book Jackets program, please email education@bluejackets.com. 

1. Register your child. After registering, you will be emailed a welcome packet 

2. Use the provided scorecard in your welcome packet to keep track of minutes read to or by your child

3. Three "ALL-STAR READERS" will be highlighted each month on this webpage as well as our CBJGivesBack social platforms.

4. Please note 2020-21 program deadlines: 

  • October: Registration for Book Jackets opens for the 2020-21 school year. 
  • Last day of each month: Deadline to submit your child's minutes for that month's prizing.  
  • March 15: Last day to register for Book Jackets for the 2020-21 school year. 
  • April 15: Program deadline for all reading minute submissions.

Additional resources are available, including extra welcome packet contents, certificates of achievement, and hockey themed book suggestions courtesy of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. CLICK HERE

For any questions about the Book Jackets program, please email education@bluejackets.com.