Saigling Library

September 2015

Welcome Back!

We are off to another exciting year!

At this time, students are visiting The Library Media Center (LMC) with their class on a weekly basis. Students are allowed to check out books for a week at a time. Please help your child remember to return their book(s) on or before their library day.

The library supports the classroom curriculum and provides opportunities for students to read for information and pleasure, enhances research and problem solving skills, as well as teaches library and information acquisition skills needed in the real world.

The library has an open door policy, which permits students to visit the library for research or to check out library books as often as they wish.

Wear polka dots/clothes with dots

International Dot Day

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. It relates the tale of a teacher who challenges one of his female students to take courage in her abilities and from a dot on a page the youngster goes on to make her mark. It has grown from this one classroom to now be a worldwide celebration each year.

Let’s Make Our Mark and See Where It Goes for Dot Day 2015!

Library Resources

Would you like to see what books are in the library before you visit? Do you ever need help with finding information to help with homework or a project?

Saigling's Library has you covered 24/7!

Outside of school, students may be asked for a login (planoisd) and password (ask librarian for password).

Birthday Book Buddies

Would you like to honor your child on his/her birthday and help the library program as well? You may purchase a book through the library to donate in your child’s name. The cost of the book is $17.00. These are brand new hardcover books. The library has a variety of books for your child to choose from. Click on the link to view letter and form. Deadline is September 25.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer parents who assist the students in the library are a vital part of the Saigling Library system. Without their assistance, the library would not be able to offer as many services as it does.

Any help is wonderful from a regular rotation: weekly, bi-monthly, monthly OR you can select each month from the available openings. Any time is open for help but the ** indicates we have no to a low number of volunteers in these class times.


**Monday AM 10:00-10:30 (Smith 4th)

**Tuesday AM 9:00-10:30 (Hendrick 3rd, Siefers 1st & Lambert 4th)

**Tuesday PM 1:00-2:30 (Ayala K, Young 2nd & Holacka Special Ed)

Wednesday AM 9:00-10:30 (Tol 3rd, Shuhart 1st & Sasso 4th)

Wednesday PM 1:00-2:00 (Oliveri K & Williams 2nd)

**Thursday AM 9:00-10:30 (Sachs 3rd, Salmon 1st & Lee 4th)

Thursday PM 1:00-2:00 (Thompson K & Reyes 2nd)

Friday AM 9:30-10:50 (Crabb 5th grade-1st & 2nd period)

Friday PM 1:00-2:00 (Crabb 5th-3rd period & Edwards 2nd)

Please contact me if you would like to volunteer or have any questions! Thanks, Becky Thomas