The Weekly Spur

Week Thirty: April 11-April 15, 2016

This week we honor these very important causes:

April 10-16 is National Library Week and National Volunteer Week!

National Library Week: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit citizens organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals were ambitious. They ranged from "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time" to "improving incomes and health" and "developing strong and happy family life." In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"

National Volunteer Week: is an annual celebration observed in the United States and in Canada in mid to late April, to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the two countries. In the United States it is organized by the Point of Light foundation."

Word of the Week, Quote & Call back:

W.O.W.:dignity - bearingconduct or speech indicative of self-respect

Quote: “Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else.” By Judy Garland

Call Back: Do Right…..Do your Best!

What's on tap this week?

Don't forget your Thank You's for Thank You Thursday!

Monday, Apr. 11 - EMS ISD Reading Festival at SHS 5:00-6:45

Tuesday, Apr. 12 - Play it Safe Program

Wednesday, Apr. 13 -

Thursday, Apr. 14 - Teacher PDAS Self Report Forms Sections II and III Due!!!!, PTA Carnival 5:30-7:30

Friday, Apr. 15 - No School - Bad Weather Make-up Day!

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Happy Birthday to You - this week!

April 14 - Denna Tidwell

April 17 - Crystal Barnhill

A look ahead...

Monday, Apr. 18 -

Tuesday, Apr. 19 -

Wednesday, Apr. 20 -

Thursday, Apr. 21 - 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade field trips

Friday, Apr. 22 - Staff Luncheon

Monday, Apr.25 -

Tuesday, Apr. 26 -

Wednesday, Apr. 27 - Fundraiser delivery and party bus

Thursday, Apr. 28 -

Friday, Apr. 29 - Summative Annual Reports due to teachers

PTA Information:

*PTA has created a BOX TOP GARDEN. Depending on how many box tops you have turned in depends on how many petals are on your flower. The first petal represents 25 or less box tops and every petal after represents 10 boxtops. **Just a reminder, SPED will be picking up your box top envelope every Friday, not PTA. **

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Here is a link for an interesting article entitled:

"Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices"