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A Note from My Laptop to Yours

November 2013

Dear Parents,

November is here and it is hard to believe that two months have passed since school started. This will be a busy month with one of our biggest events...the Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair is a wonderful opportunity to fill your children's bookshelves with good quality literature while also supporting our school library. The fair will be open from 8 am to 3 pm starting Monday, November 11th until Friday, November 15th. From preschool to adult books and in English and Spanish, we will have something for everyone.

In the LMC, 3rd-5th grade students have been learning about fiction and nonfiction, the Dewey Decimal Classification system and our online catalog system, Follett Destiny. The fourth and fifth graders are creating commercials highlighting different sections of the Dewey Decimal system. They have also enjoyed learning some new songs about this helpful organizational tool. I have attached their favorite one below.

First and Second graders have been discovering all the great books that live in the nonfiction section. We have been exploring the methods of organizing books in the library and how to keep them organized on the shelves. PreK and Kindergarten students have been enjoying story times with Halloween books and songs.

My favorite holiday, American Thanksgiving, is coming soon. Students are being asked to think of a book that they are thankful for. These book titles are being posted outside the library on a bulletin board. Please stop by to see if yours is on the board.

May you and your family enjoy this month and have plenty to be grateful for.

Best regards,

Jennifer Gibson-Millis a.k.a. Mrs. G-M

The Dewey Decimal Rap


WHEN: November 11th till November 15th 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Library Media Center
WHO: Students, Staff and Families
WHY: Provide opportunity for community to purchase books to support the Library Media Center.


Winners of the October Book Contest

For the month of October, students had the opportunity to try to win a free ice cream. On the bulletin boards outside of the Lower and Upper School Library doors, there were 10 book covers and ten endings of the books. The students had to try and correctly match all ten.

The winner for the Upper School is Isabella Fonseca, 10th grader. Julian Vivas, a 5th grader in Mrs. Lambrix class is the winner for the Lower School. They both will get to choose an ice cream.

New Books for Girls

REMINDER: Please make sure your child returns their books on time.

Here is the check out policies for our school.
Lower and Upper School Circulation Policies

New Fantasy and Adventure Books

Helpful Online Resource for Parents

As a parent, I am always overwhelmed with trying to make sure books, movies, video games, etc. are age appropriate for my two children. A few years ago at a Children's Museum conference in Boston, I was introduced to this valuable website. Common Sense Media is a great tool to help us provide good quality, enjoyable AND appropriate activities for our kids.

AC Library Media Staff

Ms. Rita--Lower School Library Media Assistant
Ms. Goria--Upper School Library Media Assistant
Ms. Anita--Both Lower and Upper School Library Media Assistant
Mrs. G-M--PreK-12 Teacher Librarian/Head Librarian