Oh the Places We Will Go! There is Fun to be Done!
This has been an amazing school year! We still have several fun activities planned in the library as we wrap up the 2018-2019 school year.
We are preparing for our Spring Book Fair and I am signing volunteers up to help make it one of the best. Setup is scheduled for noon on Wednesday, April 24th and the Fair will run Monday, April 29th through Friday, May 3rd.
Shifts: 7:40 - 10:30, 10:00 - 1:00, 12:30 - 3:30 (I allowed overlap for transition.)
Please contact me if you are able to assist. There are a variety of jobs that we could use your help with.
The final Book Swap is just around the corner. Reminder notes will go out very soon!!!
Kimberly Schultz, Librarian
(281) 576-2221 ext. 1507
Be sure to check your student's backpack each Tuesday for communication from school to parents.
1. Students have a scheduled library visit but will have various opportunities to visit the library before school and during Open Nest times.
2. Students in 3rd through 5th MAY be allowed to check out up to three books at the librarian's discretion. Second grade students may check out two books.
3. Books are due on the student's scheduled library day. If rechecking a book, students must have the book with them to recheck.
4. If a student is absent on his/her library day, books are rechecked for that student and will be due at their next scheduled library class.
5. While fines will not be charged at the elementary level this year, we must be diligent in returning books in a timely manner. Books may be renewed 3 times before it must be returned for the next reader on the list to check out.
Students returning all books each library visit will be permitted to check out the maximum number of books for his/her grade level.
6. Accidents do happen....But lost or damaged books must be paid for so we can replace that copy. Students may check out only one book until fees are paid. If the book is found after it has already been replaced, the book will become the student's property and no refund will be issued.
Monday - Westerberg/Thornton, Sims/Wyble, Griffin/Juarez, Lopez
Tuesday - Hutto/Gill, Sanchez/Davis, Romaine/Daniels, McKee/McDermand
Wednesday - Scurria/Lamb, Carroll/Bellard, Briscoe/Spencer, Seal/Barnett, Kondo/Joines, Lankford, Hatfield
Thursday - Vela, Beharry/Durham, Worthan/Bieber, Bradshaw/Campbell, Fowler/Malone
Friday - Dagley/Wake, Graham/Fleming, Cofresi/Goodin, Hartrick/Barnett, Dooley/Brumley, Polydore
Barbers Hill Blue Eagle Reading Program
This year the Elementary School Librarians are embarking on a brand new adventure! Mrs. Schultz and Ms. Johnson spent the spring of 2018 reading and evaluating new releases to include on the first annual Blue Eagle Nominee list. We had a great time exploring new reads, but boy, it was a difficult task! We narrowed it down to 10 incredible books that we believe our students will really enjoy reading! Students will be challenged to read at least 3 of the 10 choices to be eligible to vote for their favorite title at the end of the year. The librarians will share more with students in grades third through fifth and will also send a letter home which will include some annotation information about each novel so that families may become more familiar with the titles and authors.
We look forward to starting a NEW reading tradition! Find the 2018-19 list of nominees here and here!
*******Voting will take place April 23 - 27, 2019*******
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Accelerated Reader will have a whole NEW look at Elementary South this year!
Instead of earning individual prizes, students will conference with his/her reading teacher to establish an AR goal for each 6 weeks period and work to earn a much larger incentive. Students will work to meet the goal with a 70% passing rate. At the end of each grading period, Mrs. Schultz will monitor the goals and any student meeting the criteria (goal at 70% passing) will receive an invitation to a special event with Mrs. Schultz. The event will change each 6 weeks so students will not want to miss any of the fun parties planned throughout the year!
Let the reading and testing begin...
AR testing will end on May 10, 2019, for this school year. The final AR party will be an ice cream sundae party on May 17th in conjunction with the final Book Swap of the year. Please encourage your student to manage their reading and testing so that they do not run out of time.
Looking to volunteer? We would love to have you come in to the library to help!