It's kind of pleasant at this point in the school year to read some simply enjoyable books. The week's choices are loosely grouped around the topic of adventure. A couple I have not read aloud before: The Antlered Ship, by Dashka Slater, and A Voyage in the Clouds, by Michael Olshan. They are both beautifully illustrated. I'm looking forward to seeing how the students like them.
This is the last week to check out books from the library for this school year. Friday, June 1, is the last day for students and parents. Students in grade 5 are no longer checking out because they are beginning to get their permission slips signed, which indicates that they no longer have library books. All books are due on or before June 8. Classes will visit the library next week but will not be checking out books--returns only next week.
A hold will be placed on the report card of any student who fails to return or pay for his or her library books by the end of the school year. A hold will also be placed on a student's report card if his or her parent has unresolved library books at the end of the school year. Please return all library books OR pay for any that have been lost or significantly damaged. I can tell you the price of books for which payment must be made. Payment must be in exact change or a check payable to MBUSD.