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Read with Rusty

The Read with Rusty Reading Program will run from Saturday October 5th through Friday November 15th.

Starting November 15th Order your FREE student ticket & extra family tickets to the Chicago Steel Hockey Game  Sunday December 29th at 3:05pm.

Turn in paper logs and extra ticket payments by Friday December 6th. Free student tickets and any additional tickets ordered will be delivered before winter break.


What is the Read with Rusty program?

This is a voluntary reading program that encourages children to read outside the classroom by rewarding them for reaching their goals over the 6-week timeframe from Saturday, October 5th to Friday, November 15th. Students that achieve their reading goals will receive a complimentary ticket to a Chicago Steel hockey game (USHL) at Fox Valley Ice Arena. On the night of the game, club members can join Steel Mascot Rusty and a player or coach for a pre-game reading session, plus all members will receive a Chicago Steel lanyard and participate in post-game autograph signing.

The recommended reading goal is one period of 20 minutes five days per week totaling 600 minutes (this may be adjusted by parent/guardian). Assigned Homework reading and Lunch Time Book club assignments DO count toward the Read with Rusty program minutes so make sure you are counting everything you read outside the classroom!

Belle Aire has a section for us to sit together at the game Sunday December 29th at 3:05pm. Pregame reading session begins at 2:30pm.

All Chicago Steel games are played at:
Fox Valley Ice Arena
1996 S. Kirk Rd.
Geneva, IL 60134

Who can participate in Read with Rusty?

This is a voluntary program and any student in grades K-6 can participate.  The student must read for 100 minutes each week or a parent can read to their child for 100 minutes each week in order to qualify.

How it works:

Fill out the Required Reading Log to track student’s completed minutes.  Forms must be turned in at the end of the program.

How do I redeem my free ticket to the game and order tickets for the family?

Please complete the online form at the end of the program using your phone, tablet or computer to receive the student free ticket and order additional family tickets. Children 2 & under do not need a ticket to the game. Family members 3 yrs+ require tickets. If you experience any issues with the Belle Aire form, please contact us.


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