Scholastic book club flyers will go home in this week's Tuesday envelopes. Please return your orders to the library or school office by October 13; your merchandise will be distributed on or before October 31. Thanks go to the unbelievably great library volunteers who prepared the flyers!
Coming up are the book clubs for students in grades 4 and 5. This year each grade will have its own club meeting, and meetings will be (roughly) once a month at lunch. Club members will receive a membership wristband for joining. Grade 5 meets the first time on October 7, and the meeting day will be the first Friday of each month; grade 4 meets the first time on October 14, with the ongoing meeting day being the second Friday of each month. (Some adjustments may be necessary to accommodate school vacations.) At our first meetings we will choose our first reading selection and make plans for future meetings.
This is Banned Books Week. To learn more about it and our First Amendment freedoms, visit the American Library Association's "Banned Books Week" page.
On display in the library this week and next will be books recently added to the library's collection, the vast majority of which were purchased with PTA funds. Thank you, PTA, for our beautiful new books!
Classes will visit the library as usual on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week. 5th-grade classes usually come on Thursday and Friday, so they will not be visiting the library this week. Themes this week are as follows: DK--friendship; K--apples; 1st--seasons; 2nd--bees & pollination; 3rd--national symbols; 4th--Caesar Chavez, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). To see specific titles, take a look at this week's Weely Readalouds post.