From our library
With the chill that is setting in outside, it’s a perfect time to find a cozy spot in your home to share a great book with your child/ren. After school, before bed, on lazy weekend mornings...there are lots of great times to settle in and enjoy the magic of reading together.
Our library is now in full swing with lots of new books arriving each week and exciting events running during recesses. Our library is almost always buzzing with students and teachers reading fabulous books, collaborating, doing research, creating projects, exploring at our spark table, etc. We were so happy to invite families into our library during the Book Fair. It was a huge success. We even surpassed our goal of $3000.00. Thank you for supporting the growth of our library!Library Time at our School:
Every class visits our library once a week on a specific day that is part of the Day 1 to 5 cycle. Our kindergarten students take out 1 book each week. Students in grades 1 to 8 are encouraged to take out 2 new books each week. We hope that you’ve seen lots of great books coming home. We have so many fabulous books to explore. Tips for Remembering your Library Day:
Around this time of the year, as the schedule changes due to holidays and PA Days, we find that several students forget to bring their books back on their library day. This often means that they miss the chance to sign-out new books. We’ve compiled a few tips to help with this:
• A copy of this letter and the Day 1-5 calendar was sent home about a week ago (on the other side of the Book Fair note). Highlight or circle your child’s library days. If you have more than one child at our school, use a different colour for each child. You could also copy this information onto a home calendar. The calendar can be found online here: http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/article.aspx?id=2962
• Keep your library books in a designated spot in your house. Always use this one spot for school library books. This way, it’s easy to grab them on your library day.
• Make a sticky note about your child/ren's library day(s) and post it near your coats and backpacks or exit. A few more Library Logistics:
• Overdue Books
: Books become overdue after they have been signed out for 2 weeks. If you and your child would like to hold onto a book for more than 2 weeks, please encourage your child to come and renew it at our library.
• Lost Books
: When a student has lost a book, we allow some initial time for us all to do a good hunt: in the library, in the classroom and at home. If the book still cannot be found, a “Lost Book” notice is sent home requesting a donation towards the replacement of the book. A donation is encouraged to help instil ownership for our library collection, but it is completely voluntary. A record of the donation is kept so that a refund can be issued when the book is found.
Thanks for reading! As always, if you'd like to contact me, please do: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your TL @ The Woods