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May & June
I can't believe this year is coming to an end! This has been a truly great year! I love working with you guys and I love PC!!!!
***Big shout out to Half Price Books for generously donating great bags for our summer reading program. They were awesome. Inside there are all kinds of reading logs including the super one by HPB. We LOVE Half Price Books. Thank you so much for supporting our students and literacy!
End of the Year Library Information
I will be putting late notices in your boxes again, very soon.
I would like to thank you for helping me get all the library books returned.
*Our final date for checkout is May 13th.
*Our final due date for all books to be returned is May 27th.
*Please return all library passes before the last day of school.
I appreciate all your help with this very important matter! Truly I do!
INTRODUCING PHILANTHROPY TO STUDENTS
There are several websites available to introduce philanthropic values to kids. You might want to encourage your students to make good use of their summer downtime by becoming a part of the philanthropic community. The following websites can get kids started in a fun and easy way, and they are all in keeping with our "digital natives" gaming mentalities. Please take a look at the user friendly sites below:
This website provides 10 pieces of kibble to Animal Shelters to feed hungry dogs and cats for each question answered (right or wrong)!
At freerice.com, for each answer that is correct, 10 grains of rice is donated to the World Food Programme to help end world hunger.
The Care 2 website is an easy and free "click to donate" program. There are many causes to choose from including environmental, children & women's rights, and animal welfare. Advertisers sponsor the site and make donations for every "click" to the Children International Organization.
Vacation...all I ever wanted....Vacation...had to get away......
Who's ready for summer vacation????? Just thought I would share the top 10 best all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts for 2016:
Or if camping is something that you've always wanted to try, but don't feel comfortable enough about, check this opportunity out:
Camping with Texas Outdoor Family: Learn how to camp with PARD staff and Tx Parks and Wildlife at Ray Roberts State Park: Isle du Bois. No experience or equipment is necessary. Basic camping equipment needed for the weekend will be provided including a tent, 2 cots, foam sleeping mats for the children, lantern, stove, cooking pots and pans, and utensils. Activities offered during your stay include geocaching, fishing, swimming, learning how to cook in a Dutch oven and hiking. Sat/Sun 5\21-22 for a fee of $35 (for a family of 5). Call 972-625-1106 for more information.
Awesome Apps = An Amazing Summer
Heading out of town? PackPoint is a great little app that I love because according to their website: they "will organize what you need to pack based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip".
Looking to spend some time in the H20 during summer break but don't want to invest in your own watercraft? Check out the GetMyBoat app and rent anything from a boat to a yacht in over 130 countries across the world! Fun!
When you are wanting to grab a bite to eat this summer, trying using the app, Nowait (as in no waiting). I used it a few weeks ago when my nephew was in town to go to brunch at Blue Mesa and LOVED it! Blue Mesa is one of the greatest & busiest places around for Sunday brunch, but to avoid waiting in line for a couple of hours, I used the app. We walked right up and were seated within a few minutes.
Want to inspire yourself OR your little ones to become wildlife explorers this summer? Load up the Project Noah app. It is an interactive "field guide" to explore local flora and fauna and learn more about it. You can load up your photos and more using this award winning software sponsored by National Geographic which, according to their homepage is helping to create a new "generation of nature explorers!"
Reading by the pool: A summer reading destination....
Literacy, Local Events, and Libraries........oh my!
Want to attend a Red Carpet event?
Grab some popcorn and head on over to Reel Voices.
Reel Voices is a very unique film festival presented by Lewisville ISD. The short films entered in the festival are created by students in grades PreK - 12. Join these filmmakers on May 29th. Click here for the time and other information.
The Colony Public Library will host a Super Smash Bros. Gaming Tournament on May 7th, from 6 - 8:30pm. There is a $3.00 entry fee and all proceeds benefit the TCPL's teen programs and activities.
On May 13th, the annual Lewisville Fire Department's Pipes & Drums Event will be held in Old Town at City Hall @ 6:00pm. This is a very special event!
Who's a pet lover?
The Dallas Pet Expo™ Saturday, May 21, 2016 10AM to 6PM
Sunday, May 22, 2016 11AM to 4PM @ The Dallas Market Hall:
* Free Parking & Admission * Prizes * Costume Contest *Bring Your Pet!
Another Free Family Event with lots of fun and entertainment for everyone is the DFW Dragon Boat, Kite, and Lantern Festival on Sunday, May 15th at the Las Colinas Urban Center. Come learn about and celebrate Asian culture.