Monday, December 1: Curry, Hart, Hunt, Schneck/Vanderpool, Moriyama, Freeman, Syverson
Tuesday, December 2: Warner, Rumble, Horowitz, Wilson (Moreno), Fletcher, Price
Wednesday, December 3: Ahrens, Cannon, Vavao, Hooper, Barney
Thursday, December 4: Gralnik, Ellis, Smith, Rios
This is also parent-teacher conference week. We will be on minimum day schedule all week, but the library will be open the usual 8-to-3 hours. Please come by and say hello if you are on campus for parent-teacher conferences, but please do not assume that your children can stay in the library unsupervised while you are meeting with your child’s teacher. All children using the library before or after school must be accompanied by a supervising adult.
The 5th-grade book club will begin in December and continue until May 2015. Book club is an optional activity for students who enjoy reading and talking about books. Every month we read a book chosen by the students and meet during one lunch period to discuss the book. An enrollment form will be sent home in the Tuesday envelope. Enrollment is capped at the first 20 students who return the form, so 1) enrollment forms should be returned promptly, and 2) only those students who genuinely intend to participate should sign up. Club members are strongly encouraged to read the month’s selected book, but all members are welcome to attend every meeting (including members who didn’t quite finish the selected book). Book club members are required to obtain their own copy of each month's selected book. Usually the Manhattan Beach public library sets aside multiple copies for our use, and I generally purchase copies for students who then reimburse me for my cost. (Thanks to Pages, our local independent bookstore, for offering an “educator’s discount” on the books I buy for the club.)
Speaking of Pages, John Flanagan, author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series, will be appearing at Pages on December 12 at 7 p.m. The price of admission is to purchase a book from Pages. RSVP by calling 310-318-0900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org