Community School Library News

By Mrs. Dieffenbach

January/February 2016

Community School is getting ready for the upcoming Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessment in the 2015-16 school year. The PARCC assessments will be administered during a single testing window between March 28 - May 13, 2016, (noting April vacation). For more information about PARCC, please log into http://www.parcconline.org/assessments. I have provided a short tutorial from YouTube.com "PARCC ELA Practice Trailer" Published on January 7, 2015.
PARCC ELA Practice Trailer

What's Happening...

Kindergarten - Reading and learning about seasonal events.

First Grade - Beginning Parts of a Book and difference between fiction and nonfiction.

Second Grade - Continue with Parts of a Book, Title page and publishing information.

Third Grade - Introduction to PARCC and testing preparations.

Fourth Grade - Keyboarding and Dewey Decimal System.

Fifth Grade - Internet Safety and Informational Text.

New Arrivals!

The Top 10 Books

The Cat in the Hat

Curious George in the Snow

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5: The Ugly Truth

Diary of a Wimpy Kid : The Third Wheel

Dork Diaries #5: Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All

Magic Tree House : Blizzard of The Blue Moon

The Bookshop Dog

39 Clues : Breakaway

The Demigod Files

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Visit the Cumberland Public Library for upcoming events, storytimes, resources, and more!

Please click on the link for opportunities at the Cumberland Public Library Children's Center. http://cumberlandlibrary.org/childrens

Overdue Library Books

Every 30 days I will generate an automatic email reminder to parents that their child has an overdue book and to please help your child locate and return to the library as soon as possible. Also, there are a few students who still have overdue books from last year. Please talk to your child regarding the whereabouts of the book and return as soon as possible. Otherwise, a replacement fee is required.

CLASSROOM ReWaRdS!!

Teaching responsibility:


If 100% of the students from each classroom return their library books on time, their class will earn one class token.

email address: linda.dieffenbach@cumberlandschools.org