Thanks, Christa! That is really helpful information! All you ladies are really helping me to focus my thoughts on this matter and see what I might need to pursue further and what I need to just let be for now. It's really a relief to feel like I'm on the right track. So thank you.
As for what school she'll attend later on, that's a tough one. We have moved 4 times in the last 9 years b/c of my dh (grad school, post doc, faculty position #1, and now faculty position #2). Dh is settled in his job, loves it, and wants to stay indefinitely. I am not in love with our location, but know that we will likely be here for the next 5 years. So I'm looking at staying at this elementary school at least through 4th and likely 5th. An possible move would occur, then, at the middle school level where everything changes anyway. Your point about reading quantity is a good one and I guess there is little way to predict right now what kind of a reader she'll be. Even the most gifted reader might not enjoy the quantity or content of the reading required in school. But something to keep in mind, nonetheless.