Sunday, January 7, 2018

Happy New Year from the Library

Happy New Year from the library!!

Each new year, resolutions are made and new initiatives begin. Finding additional time to read is always at the top of my list. Here is a short video suggesting some best practises for parents when reading with your kids: Nightly Reading with your Kids

Wow… we certainly have had a busy month of learning in the library. Below are just a few of the highlights from the month.

Hour of Code
Several of our classes participated in the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a event established to introduce computer programming to students all over the world. When this newsletter went to press 166,726,959 people around the world had tried coding!! Interested in finding out more about coding check out

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who assist each day in the library. Thank you to Mrs. Desormeaux, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Cooke, Mrs. Breton and Mrs. Groves for their help each week. They are invaluable to the operation of the library.

Book Care 
“Oh the weather outside is frightful, And our books are so delightful…”
Just a reminder that this winter months can be very wet and that books become damaged when they come in contact with moisture so please remind your child to keep our library books protected when they are transporting them to and from school.
Christmas Cards
Mrs. Young and Mr. Grano’s classes together with Mrs. Filippelli’s students created and then hand delivered holiday cards to Whispering Pines Retirement home during the last week of school. On our return one of our intermediate students said, ”I felt good to give back to our community and we made so many of the resident’s day- they were happy and smiling. It was a good warm feeling!”

Many special events are already planned for January.  A few of these events include participating in the reading of Blue Spruce books with our primary students, Red Maple Book Club for the intermediates and some of our junior classes will be exploring "All About Me"- a visual portfolio that 
                                         allows students to discover their strengths, interests, and to set goals.

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