Deputy Learning Commons

Creativity, Curiosity, Innovation

May 2019

Hello Readers and welcome to the final edition of the Learning Commons newsletter!

We have had a lot of FUN this year! Thank you for all your support.

Here's what happened this month.

Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. Clerkin

MAYkerspace Moments

Makerspace moments is a time for students to create, explore, and learn. The students have access to materials that challenge them to use creativity and innovation while engaging in participatory learning.

What's available in the Learning Commons:

  • Sphero
  • Cubelets
  • Snap Circuits
  • LittleBits
  • Magna-tiles
  • K'nex
  • OSMO
  • Polar 3D Printers
  • Art supplies

Learn to Code:

  • Kodable
  • Scratch
  • Tynker

and so much more!

2018-19 Rolling Returns Crew

A big thank you to our 4th grade Rolling Returns crew who have been so helpful in the Learning Commons! As members of Rolling Returns, students were required to remember which day of the week they were to work, visit each classroom to pick up library books students were ready to return, sort books and check them in.
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Summer reading challenge!

Start your summer off strong and sign up for summer reading! This program is part of the Jefferson County School's Summer Challenge program. All ages can participate in the summer reading challenge.


We're excited to announce a great resource for reading this summer. Capstone Interactive eBooks! This summer, Capstone is providing free access to thousands of eBooks that can be read from home or on-the-go. These eBooks can be read using a laptop or desktop computer or an iPad.

Check-out all the titles available using the login information below.

Go to

Login: capstonesummer

Password: interactive19

P.S. Want to read offline? Download the app directly from iTunes.

We wish you and your family a restful, warm, and happy summer!

About Us

Our goals are to:

  • Get students excited about the library space and learning.
  • Give students opportunities to work on engaging tasks.
  • Provide spaces to work collaboratively, think critically, and creatively.

Also, to transition to a place where students DO stuff, not simply a place where students GET stuff.