Library/Tech Newsletter

Saint Andrew's Lower School, Fall 2014

Stop by to see the new library!

In case you didn't know already, thanks to the generous donations from the 2013 Spring Social, the library went through a huge makeover this summer! The library is open every morning from 7:45 to 8:15am, and in the afternoon from 3 to 3:30pm, so feel free to stop by and check it out if you haven't already. The library will also open during the Book Fair on Monday, 9/29.

Book Fair

This year we are partnering with Banana Seed for a customized Saint Andrew's book fair! The book fair will be open on the following days:

Sunday, 9/28: 9am to 12:30pm

Monday, 9/29 - 7:45 to 1:30pm, 2:30 to 4pm, and 6 to 7:30pm

Tuesday - Thursday, 10/2: 7:45 to 1:30 and 2:30 to 4pm

*See below for details about Lower School Family Night, and a sampling of the lower school and middle school books being sold at the fair.

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Summer Reading Challenge Winners

This year we had our first Summer Reading Challenge, where I encouraged the students to keep a reading log of all the minutes they read during the summer. The challenge was to finish reading at least 5 grade level books. I was so proud to see how many minutes the students read! Together, participants read a total of 59,468 minutes of reading; that's an average of 1,382 minutes per student! Students who participated are recognized below, with the student who logged the most minutes in each grade highlighted in bold. Congratulations to everyone!

Brady Forst
Lane Newman
Jared Newman
Lilah Cid

First Grade
Cecilia Otani
Caitlin Hopkins
Ryan Matsumoto
Nico Lerner
Katie Menges

Second Grade
Kavan Bhatia
Garrett Webster
Luke Newman
Samuel Feezor
Kevin Burns
Kyle Takahashi

Xavier Cid

Third Grade
Ben Murphy
Sydney Chang
Maria Mukhar
Thea Louis Dai
Janneke Dirven
Sebastian Lerner
Meishin Yen
Connor McNally
Nathaniel Berman
Jasmine Ishikawa
Charlie Lantz

Fourth Grade
Dhruv Raman
Flynn Dixon
Taylor Namimatsu
Zachary Namimatsu
Jay Bhan
Vincent Chen
Lindsay Golan
Gavin Ng
Ryan Chan
Brayton Arthur
Marion Fowler

Fifth Grade
Tyler Matsumoto
Christina Mau
Henrik Torres
Katie Santoso
Emily Chan

Birthday Book Club

We invite you to join the Saint Andrew’s Library Book Club! Each year, children can donate a book to the library in honor of their birthday. Each donated book will receive a bookplate with the student’s name inscribed in it, and I will present the book to their class during their library time. We will also celebrate with a birthday cupcake for all members in April! Children are welcome to join at any time, even if their birthday has already past recently, or if their birthday is in the summer.

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to join, so we are offering these alternatives:

  • Donate a favorite book (but please contact me first to make sure we don’t already have copies). It should be a gently used book from home, or a new book from the bookstore.
  • Hand in a check for $15.00 to me or the office (made out to Saint Andrew’s School with Birthday Book Club in the memo line), and I will hand select a book that your child might be interested in.

We hope that you will participate in this tradition, as it is a great opportunity to celebrate both your child’s birthday and reading!


Ms. Tarrice

Library Catalog

Curious about the books we have in the library? Search our catalog from home by visiting this site! Enter Saint Andrews for the library name, and library for the password.