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NOVEMBER

It's NOVEMBER!


November is always an exciting time in our Learning Commons because it means that it's BOOK FAIR time! Our Book Fair is November 16 - 20. We will be sending home a letter and Book Fair flyer with all of the information your students and parents need to know the week of November 9! Also, be sure to save the date for our Teacher Preview on Friday, November 13! We will be setting up our Teacher Preview and Book Fair beginning at 12pm on Friday, November 13, so please be sure to send students for checkout before that time! There is no checkout during the Book Fair - thank you!


Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Sheely, Mrs. Gobbi, and Ms. Burkett

Read Your Way to the Big Game!

We have kicked off the 1st Annual READ YOUR WAY TO THE BIG GAME READING CONTEST. This contest is sponsored by the Educational Oversight Committee and is a fun way to get students excited about reading! Students read 6 books, write down the titles and author on the reading log, and turn in the reading log for a chance to win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl! All reading logs are due NOVEMBER 11!

Makerspace Moments

We have a MAKERSPACE in the Learning Commons! A Makerspace is an area where students and teachers can go to create, explore, and learn. Each month, our Makerspace is going to have a Spotlight Activity that students can explore during Makerspace Moments. The November spotlight is SEWING!


Makerspace Moments are Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7:30am - 8am. Each classroom teacher has 3 passes. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Scholastic BOOK FAIR!

Book Fair Hours

Monday, November 16 7:20am - 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 17 7:20am - 3:00pm

Wednesday, November 18 7:20am - 3:00pm

*Dads! Join us after All Pro Dads!

Thursday, November 19 7:20am - 3:00pm

Friday, November 20 7:20am – 2pm


TEACHERS! Join us for our Book Fair TEACHER PREVIEW on Friday, November 13 from 3pm - 3:45pm. This will be a great time to fill out your classroom wish list and take a look at books before the students do! If you fill out your classroom wish list, you will be entered in a drawing for a free book!

Lion Cub Storytime

Each month, we host a story time for little friends who are not yet old enough to attend NPES. Here are this year's Lion Cub Story Time dates (they all start at 9am):

November 13

December 11

January 29

February 26

March 18

April 29

Please share these dates in your classroom newsletter!

Learning Commons Team Schedule

Looking for Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Sheely, Mrs. Gobbi or Ms. Burkett?

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 11am).

Ms. Burkett is at NPES 7:30am - 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, every other Friday.

About Us

The Vision and Mission of the New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons is to ensure that students and teachers are effective users of ideas and information in regards to both print and digital resources. We strive to provide library materials and services appropriate to the curriculum of the school and to provide library materials and services that meet the information and recreational needs of the learning community and that will encourage and support Common Core State Standards as well as the 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. We provide opportunities for collaboration between the Learning Commons Team (Teacher Librarians, Library Assistant, Technology Integration Specialist) and the Classroom Teacher to integrate information literacy, digital literacy, book love and technology into instruction.