The fourth grade has begun reading for the 2017 Battle of the Books to take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln School in Providence.

This year’s list consists of 30 books that include a range of genres, subjects, and authors.  Of the 30 books, students need to read 15, and of course, the more books read, the better.

For this year’s list, click here.  And for Battle of the Books forms, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Edwards (librarian) at



The summer reading program at St. Michael’s offers students background reading for the curriculum that will be introduced when school starts; provides students an opportunity to share a common discussion of literature; and offers students good choices for summer reading.

The summer reading  incorporates developmentally appropriate reading lists and assignments.  Students entering kindergarten through second grade are encouraged to read, read, read and may participate in a reading challenge such as “Be a Winner: Read!” For the older students, entering grades three through eight, the summer reading list is tailored to the appropriate grade level.

For the 2017 Summer Reading for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade, click here.

4th Grade Off and Reading for 2013 Battle of the Books

The Fourth Grade began reading books for the Battle of the Books in earnest this week.  They have until April 19, 2013, to read at least 15 of the 40 books on the list.

If you’re not familiar with the Battle of the Books, please read about this major Fourth Grade event. Below are 4th graders spending a dreary afternoon reading for the Battle of the Books.

Scholastic Book Fair a HUGE Success!

Thank you to all of the students and parents who made the Scholastic Book Fair a huge success. We sold over $3000 in books — a new record — for a profit of over $750. Along with that, we received over $200 in Scholastic Dollars to spend on books or other Scholastic products.

Thank you for your participation in this Book Fair, and don’t forget: we’ll have another in the Spring.

PK students enjoyed their visit to the Book Fair.