Ney Library News

Student Checkout Information

Students (1st thru 4th) will begin checking out library books next week, beginning Monday, August 31st. First and second grade will bring home one book next week and third and fourth graders will bring home two books.

Please be on the lookout for your child's library folder. The folder will come home in a week or two and we are asking parents to read and sign the Honor Code page at the front of the folder. Please return the folder to school ASAP.

Accelerated Reading (AR) Will Begin Soon

Starting Monday, August 31st students will begin taking the STAR reading test. This test will determine your child's reading level. Once we have their reading level, they will checkout a library book within this level. Your child should read this book at home and return to school to take a quiz over that book. Each passing quiz will allow your child to earn points toward his/her reading goal and the chance to attend our Royal Reading Celebration at the end of the school year.

Parents, please see the link to Parent Connect on our Ney Student Symbaloo (bottom of newsletter). This is a great way to keep track of your child's AR progress at home!

How Do I Make Reading Team/Reading Celebration

This year our requirements for making the Reading Team/Reading Celebration have changed somewhat. Students in first grade have the opportunity to earn the Reading Celebration in May. Students in grades 2-4 have the opportunity to make the Reading Team/Reading Celebration. The following are our new requirements:


  • First Grade: in order to attend the reading celebration students must follow the Honor Code, have a CUMULATIVE average of at least 80% accuracy on AR, and earn 15 points for the school year.
  • Second Grade: in order to make Reading Team and earn the Reading Celebration students must follow the Honor Code, have a CUMULATIVE average of at least 80% accuracy on AR, earn at least 25 points for the year, and have a "blackout" on their Reading Team Bingo (more info on this to come).
  • Third Grade: in order to make Reading Team and earn the Reading Celebration students must follow the Honor Code, have a CUMULATIVE average of at least 80% accuracy on AR, earn at least 35 points for the year, and have a "blackout" on their Reading Team Bingo (more info on this to come).
  • Fourth Grade: in order to make Reading Team and earn the Reading Celebration students must follow the Honor Code, have a CUMULATIVE average of at least 80% accuracy on AR, earn at least 45 points for the year, and have a "blackout" on their Reading Team Bingo (more info on this to come).

Fall Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 9th, 8pm to Thursday, Nov. 12th, 12pm

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Last Day to Make Reading Team/Reading Celebration

Friday, May 13th 2016 at 3pm

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