April Events


April is a big month in the NPES Learning Commons!

April is National Poetry Month and School Library Month! To celebrate, we will be hosting Maker Moments in the Learning Commons; Mrs. Byrd Fort and Mrs. Swygert will be popping into classrooms for Poetry Breaks (all month long); we will be encouraging teachers, students, and parents to send in their #shelfies; and NPES will be participating in Meet @ Main at the Lexington County Public Library on April 24 at 6pm! Find out more details about each event/program below!

MakerSpace Moments

Have you been to Edventure lately? If so, maybe you’ve seen their MakerSpace…an awesome space for kids to create. MakerSpaces are showing up in more and more schools and we are getting in on the action with MakerSpace Moments. Each teacher will be getting 3 passes. You may use these passes to send up to 3 students to the Learning Commons during MakerSpace Moments times. We will be hosting Makerspace Moments on the following days/times throughout the month of April (starting April 1):

Tuesdays 9am – 10am

Wednesdays 10:15am – 11:15am

Fridays 1:45pm – 2:15pm

If you want to read more about the Maker movement, you can visit this link: http://makerspace.com/

Poetry Breaks

All month long, Mrs. Byrd Fort and Mrs. Swygert will be popping in to classrooms for POETRY BREAKS. We will knock on your door and come in to read a quick poem. Afterwards, we will leave! You never know when we will show up…


We all know how to take a #selfie…add your favorite bookshelf behind you and make it a #shelfie! We would love for teachers, parents, and students to take pictures of themselves and share them with us. You can share via social media by making sure to tag the Learning Commons on Twitter (@mrsbyrdfort), Facebook (New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons), or Instagram (@npeslearningcommons) – be sure to also include the hashtag #shelfie You can also just email them to me. They will be added to the scrolling photos in the Learning Commons.

Meet @ Main

Join GMS, NPES, CSES, PHES, MES, MGES, RBES, and WKES for Meet @ Main at the Lexington County Public Library on Thursday, April 24 at 6pm. The public librarians will share information about summer reading and there will be a special performance by Porkchop Productions!