Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
The library will be recognizing Women's History Month this week by displaying and reading to all grades books that recognize the ambitions and accomplishments of women.
Also this week voting on the "Intermediate" nominees for the California Young Reader Medal will take place in Mrs. Hunt's third-grade class, as Mrs. Hunt read all three nominees aloud to her class.
Scholastic orders were distributed last week. New order forms will go home in two weeks. Thank you for purchasing from Scholastic Books. The points your orders generate provide free high-interest books for Pennekamp's library and classrooms.
Book club meetings are coming up: 4th-grade book club will meet Friday, March 16; 5th-grade book club will meet Friday, March 23.
Also on March 16 the library will provide frozen fruit bars for all 5th-grade students who have earned a place in the Catalog Search Hall of Fame. I am proud of all the students for practicing their catalog search skills.
This week it is anticipated that the "app" for Destiny Quest will be loaded on all iPads throughout the district. Destiny Quest is a very user-friendly and visually appealing version of the library's catalog. Try it, you are likely to find that it is fun and easy-to-use for students and parents alike. The free Destiny Quest app is also available for newer Android phones and iPhones.