Gifford School

Programs & Incentives


Six Flags Read to Succeed

A reading program for grades K5-6 that runs from November through mid-February.  Students read (or are read to) for a total of 6 hours and minutes are recorded on a log sheet and turned into their teacher.  In late May, park tickets are handed out to each student who completed the task.  The ticket is good for one visit to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL.  See attached for more details or download the reading log here.

Kingfish Reading Program

For grades K3-8, students that read for a total of 100 minutes receive a free ticket to a Kingfish game, a free pass to the kids zone area, a soda and hot dog at the game, a Kingfish tattoo and a Culver's coupon.  The game date is determined by the Kingfish organization and is in early June.  Students read and record their time and turn the recording log in to their teacher.  Additional tickets for family members can be purchased at a discounted price.  The ticket order forms will be sent home in April.  Additional ticket CANNOT be purchased at the gate the day of the game. See full details here.

Science Club

Science Club is an after school science program for 4th and 5th grade students that meets once per month from 3:35-5:45. (We currently have 2 sessions to accommodate the number of kids that singed up.) Sign up is at the beginning of the year and there is a limit of 50 students.    A $20.00 per student fee is used to pay for consumable materials and a little snack each session..  It is run by Brett Halladay, a former Gifford parent.  For more information, please visit  .

Scholastic Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair is held twice a year; November, which coincides with Parent Teacher Conferences, and then again in the Spring.  The money earned at the fall book fair is distributed among the teachers to help them buy books for their classrooms.  This past fall's book fair earned $8,300.00 worth of books for Gifford teachers.  The spring book fair is always a BOGO fair.