To see what all the grades are hearing this week in the library, click on over to the Weekly Readalouds page of this website. Mostly we are looking at books somehow related to spring (including books about baby animals).
Monday, April 3, the book club for grade 5 is having lunch with Cylin Busby, author of many books for children and teens, including The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs, our current club selection. The students and I are very much looking forward to meeting Ms. Busby and discussing Jacob Tibbs!
Next week (after the book club meeting) the library will be closed for a week or two for replacement of the flooring and a few other improvements. I realize this will inconvenience students and families, but the changes we are making will be very worth this temporary interruption. Everything should be done by the time we return from spring break.
This Thursday, March 30, one of my favorite Pennekamp events takes place: the annual Richstone Feast. There are two serving times for what promises to be an excellent dinner--come to either the 5:15 or the 6:45 seating. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from Mr. Warner, or you can almost for sure get tickets at the door. This event is organized and carried out almost entirely by the 5th-grade students. All proceeds go to the Richstone Family Center, which works to keep families safe from domestic abuse. Every year it's such a fun time, and it feels really good to know that we are benefiting this extremely worthy organization. Don't miss this wonderful event.
Last but not least, I urge you to check out the Wednesday STEM lineup at the Manhattan Beach Public Library. Next up on April 12 at 3:30 is an event introducing a new "mobile makerspace" van. The programs are free of charge. Click on the PDF below to see more specifics.