Books! Gadgets! Fun!
What a WONDERFUL school year!
We have had a LOT of fun this year! Thank you for all of your support! Check out the 2016 - 2017 NPES Learning Commons Annual Report (link below) for highlights from the year! And, be sure to check out resources in this newsletter that you can share with parents for summer learning - coding camps, reading programs, and more! Scroll down to meet Mrs. Allred! She will be your NPES School Librarian, beginning next school year!
Valerie Byrd Fort, Sarah Sheely, Karen Gobbi, and Brenda Burkett
NPES LC 2016 - 2017 Annual Report (click image to read)
Summer Computer Programming / Coding Camps!
Summer Reading Resources!
Lex 1 Staff Summer Reading Adventure!
If there is something you would like to add, let Brenda Burkett know before June 1!
2017 Blowfish Baseball Reading Program
NPES Night with the Blowfish = June 5, 2017
Thank you, students and staff, for participating in the Lexington County Blowfish Reading Rewards Program! NPES Night with the Blowfish is June 5th at 7pm! We will be sharing our evening with LMES! Mrs. Byrd Fort will be throwing out the first pitch...you don't want to miss it! Vouchers to the game were given to classroom teachers. TEACHERS, if YOU go to the game, be sure to take your ID with you! Show it to the Blowfish folks at the gate, and you will get into the game! Hope to see you there!
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Seuss
A note from Ms. Burkett
It has been a pleasure working and learning with all the teachers and students at NPES! Keep using all your technology skills to integrate digital learning into your teaching. It is important to foster self-directed learners who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and proficient in using technology for research, collaboration, and communication! I appreciate all you do to provide our students with 21st century skills that will prepare them to be leaders and global citizens! Enjoy your summer!
A note from Mrs. Sheely
Valerie is librarian extraordinaire. The students and faculty here are beyond compare!!
Charlotte best expresses my retirement career:
“You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing...after all, what's a life anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die...By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.” E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
A note from Mrs. Byrd Fort
I have very much enjoyed my time as the school librarian at NPES and I will certainly miss the students, teachers, and parents! I came in with the bricks and I am sad to leave, but I am very excited to spend more time with my daughter.
I will continue to teach Children's Literature at USC and will be available for special projects, read aloud suggestions, and whatever else you might need me for! I will always be passionate about libraries, reading, and books - so, you can still come to me for assistance!
There are lots of ways you can contact me:
Blog - Library Goddess: https://valeriebyrdfort.com/
Facebook (the Learning Commons FB page will become a spot where I share books, literacy tips, etc...many of you already follow it, but if not, here is the link!): https://www.facebook.com/MrsByrdFort/
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you in the future and I hope that you keep in touch!