Books! Gadgets! Fun!
It is almost the end of the school year! We only have one more month to go!
Things to look forward to this month:
- Lexington County Blowfish Reading Rewards Program
- Book Fair
- Summer Reading Promotion from the Lexington County Public Library
- Wrap up to Roary's Reading Resolution Challenge
As you are working on your Leadership Day projects, don't forget that we are here to help you!
Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Sheely, Mrs. Gobbi, and Ms. Burkett
Lexington County Blowfish Reading Rewards Program!
It's time for the Lexington County Blowfish Reading Rewards Program!
All students are encouraged to read four books during the month of May - you may do this in the classroom and count read alouds and books you are reading together as a class or you can encourage students to read books at home with their family! Up to you! As students read, they can earn prizes:
- One Book - one free general admission ticket to the June 10th Blowfish home game vs the Savannah Bananas
- Two Books - two free general admission tickets to the June 10th game
- Three Books - two free general admission tickets to the June 10th game and participation in the Reading Program Parade during pregame activities (must be at the ballpark by 6:15pm to be in the parade)
- Four Books - two free general admission tickets to the June 10th game, participating in the parade, and a free hot dog and coke at the game!
A letter for parents and a reading log has been sent home...students and teachers will receive tickets at the end of the school year!
Important details to remember!
- The program runs from May 2 - May 27th.
- BLOWIE will be visiting our school during dismissal on Monday, May 2!
- NPES Night with the Blowfish is June 10th - SAVE THE DATE! Mrs. Poole will be throwing out the first pitch...you don't want to miss it!
- Gates open at 6pm and the game starts at 7:05pm!
Parents! Teachers! Students! Continue your READING Resolution!
NEXT PRIZE DRAWING IS MAY 17!
The New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons Team wanted to encourage you and your family to make a READING RESOLUTION this year! Did you know that reading aloud together, as a family, is beneficial for ALL members of your family? Many of our younger students hear a bedtime story each night before bed, but the older our students get, the less they hear these bedtime stories. No matter how old your child is, make a resolution to read aloud together before bed EVERY night!
How did it go?! We challenged you to read aloud together as a family for 101 Nights. Our challenge continues through May 13! Be on the lookout for information about Summer Reading Programs that will be going home soon! Included on this year's information is a pledge form for families to continue Roary's Reading Resolution over the summer! Pledge forms are due by May 16! We will have a prize drawing on May 17!
You can view the summer reading information at this link: http://www.slideshare.net/valeriebyrdfort/2016-summer-reading-information
Feel free to share that link with others!
Summer Reading Program Promotion - Lexington County Public Library
8:30 - 9:15am 2nd and 3rd
9:20 - 9:50am Kindergarten - 1st grade
10 - 10:40am 4th - 5th grade
PLEASE NOTE! THE LAST DAY FOR MAKERSPACE MOMENTS IS MAY 12! You may return MSM passes to the Learning Commons anytime after May 12!
Makerspace Moments are Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7:30am - 8am. Each classroom teacher has 3 passes. Please let us know if you have any questions!
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!
Book Fair Hours
Thursday, May 19 TEACHER PREVIEW! 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Friday, May 20 7:20am – 2:00pm
Monday, May 23 7:20am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, May 24 7:20am - 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 25 7:20am - 3:00pm
Thursday, May 26 7:20am - 3:00pm
Friday, May 27 7:20am – 12:00pm
Classroom Wish List – All Week!
Donate a book to your child’s classroom library by purchasing titles from a Classroom Wish List!
All for Books – All Week!
Help other children in need! During Book Fair, we will be accepting donations for All for Books! We will be using the money collected to purchase books for Happy Wheels! Happy Wheels volunteers make rounds to children in the hospital each week with a decorated cart filled with books. Each child gets to pick out one book of their choice every week for the duration of their hospital stay. They get to keep the books and take them home! Scholastic will match the donations raised with a donation of up to one million dollars in books to children in need through organizations such as Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. and Kids in Need Foundation.
Save the Date!
May 2 - May 27 - Lexington County Blowfish Reading Rewards Program
May 12 - Last day for Makerspace Moments
May 16 - Summer Reading pledge forms due
May 17 - Summer Reading Promotion in the Learning Commons!
May 17 - Last prize drawing for Roary's Reading Resolution
May 19 - Book Fair Teacher Preview
May 20 - May 27 - BOOK FAIR...we WILL be open for LEADERSHIP DAY!
June 4 - StoryFEST at the State Museum
June 8 - Summer Reading Program Kickoff party at the Lexington County Public Library
June 10 - NPES Night with the Lexington County Blowfish
Learning Commons Team Schedule
Mrs. Byrd Fort is at NPES 7am - 11:30am every day.
Mrs. Sheely is at NPES 11am - 3pm every day.
Mrs. Gobbi is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm every day (lunch at 12pm).
Ms. Burkett is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, every other Friday.