Monday, February 24, 2014

Thank you for your support during our Book Fair! And other updates!

Book Fair Success!
Wow! We have such an awesome community of students and families! How do I know this? Well, first of all, it is because we get to work with so many of our students on a daily basis in the learning commons! Secondly, it is definitely due to the incredible amount of parents that came to conferences and also stopped by the learning commons to visit our Book Fair Fiesta!

We were open for 6 days and exceeded our sales goal by far...We were able to sell about $3,300 worth of books and merchandise which translates to about $2,000 in products through Scholastic! Our plan is to use this money to supplement book orders in the coming year for the library collection, and to purchase items that would beautify our space for our patrons--rugs, a new bookshelf for picture books, or other items.

We are also thankful for an in-house "Book Fair-y" who provided over $700 in books to be used in classroom libraries throughout the building. Additionally, we would like to give a shout out to our 8th Grade Ambassadors who worked in several shifts throughout the book fair to make it a success for our families and our school.
A sincere "Thank You" to all who supported the Book Fair and made it a success!

Other Upcoming Events!

  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday--On Friday, February 28th, we will have Dr. Seuss goodies to hand out to the students who come and check out books. (Dr. Seuss' Birthday is on Sunday, March 2nd.) Please stop in and see us...only while supplies last! 
  • Teen Tech Week is coming up! The "Official" week is March 9-15, but we will celebrate a little early in our learning commons. We will celebrate the week before--March 3-7! Come to the Learning Commons after you eat lunch and explore the theme of DIY (Do It Yourself)! We will have an amazing little gadget called a "MaKey MaKey" to play with, some other gadgets that work because of simple machines, and a few websites you can try out--Create your avatar, a comic in Pixton, or an interactive image using ThingLink! Stop in and see us--and please ask Mrs. Lott if you have any questions!
We have just received a LARGE shipment of brand new books! Nine boxes to be exact! Please be looking for them in the next few weeks! In the mean time, you can check out our Destiny Quest Resource List of the newest titles we have currently. We have recently added lots of new ebooks as well (use Mackin VIA to access) and a few digital audio books too! If you are needing resources for a project or an idea for your next novel for reading in class...please come see us! We have so many to choose from!

Did you know?
Destiny Quest has an app! That's can browse the library collection in the learning commons while you access the app on your smart phone or device! Click here for the link in itunes! Or click here for the app in the Google Play Store for your Android device! Download it and give it a go! It's pretty cool...please see Mrs. Lott if you would like assistance.

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