The Sorensen Scoop

Library Newsletter

Spring Into Reading!

Spring is here, and the school year is quickly coming to an end. In taking time to reflect on how the year has gone by, there has been evident improvement in our school's reading culture. Last year, we ended the year having read a little under 40 million words. To date, our students have read over 48 million words...and counting! Let's continue to encourage our students' love for reading and make the best of our last couple of months.

Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night was recently held on Tuesday, February 16th. We had over 40 students, with their parents, show up and take advantage of the extra time to read and AR test. Some teachers have offered to waive a homework assignment for that night if the students attend our FLN. These students either signed in to a sign-in sheet created by the teacher or had me sign their homework folder. Consider what other incentives could be offered to students who attend with their parents.

Family Literacy Night is scheduled every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 4:15- 6:00 pm. However, our April FLN may be rescheduled due to an event conflict (more info to come).

Top AR Readers- 4th Six Weeks

AR Celebration

Students who reached their grade level goals with an 85% or better enjoyed a sweet treat right before Spring Break. This past six weeks we had the largest group meet their goals. Keep encouraging your students to read. They are improving greatly.

100% Passing!

Congratulations to Ms. Rios's 3rd grade class. All students reached their individual goals with an 85% or better for the 4th six weeks! These students have been working hard since we challenged the students to meet their goals starting in the Fall. They were surprised with a pizza party for their success as a class. Who will be next?
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Library Resources


Students received a lesson and step-by-step instructions on how to take advantage of Mackinvia. This resource allows access to over 2,000 free ebooks (some AR quizzes available), the district's databases (ERIC, Brain Pop, Discovery Education, many more) and links to more teacher resources such as

Teachers and students are strongly encouraged to use these resources. If you have any questions, feel free to come by the library or email me.

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Emmy Sifuentes (4th grade-Vega) goes through the list of ebooks available to her through Mackinvia.

Dr. Seuss Day!

We had a very successful celebration for Dr. Seuss's birthday. We had over 250 students participate with their parents. Our backdrops and picture frames were a hit. Thank you to all those who helped make this a memorable day for the students.

We also had a special visit from central office administrators. Dr. Garcia (Deputy Superintendent), Mr. Peter Trevino (Migrant Director), and Mrs. Olivia Martinez (DL Program Director).

C. Obregon and I would like to especially thank our parent volunteers, office staff, Mrs. B. Esquivel, Coach Suarez, Mr. Quintanilla, Mr. Jackson, Coach Luna, Mr. Castillo and Mrs. Cortez.

Upcoming Events

Book Fair

Our next scheduled book fair will be from April 15-22. Teachers, be sure to come by before it opens up to the students and get your first choices.

Millionaire & Mini-Millie Field Trip

Students have until April 29th to get their reading in to qualify for the field trip. Dates will be announced soon. Remember, in order to qualify each grade level has a goal.

4th & 5th grades: Millionaire- 1,000,000 words with a 90% or higher

3rd: 500,000 words read with an 85% or higher

2nd: 250,000 words read with an 85% or higher

1st: 100,000 words read with an 85% or higher