St. Francis School Library News

Week of January 14, 2019

Battle of the Books

The next Battle of the Books meeting will take place this Wednesday (1/16) after school in the school library from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. We will begin our discussion of Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly. Students are expected to have read at least half of the book and write at least 5 questions (with answers and page numbers) to share with the group. Please have students check out the Battle of the Books Google Classroom to help with question writing and submitting their questions.

Our next book will be Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling and we will begin discussing it on Wednesday, January 30th.

No After-School Makerspace Club This Week

There will be NO Makerspace Club meeting this week. The next meeting will place on Tuesday, January 22nd from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. in the school library.

The schedule for Makerspace can be accessed at

Reading Incentive Program & Pizza Hut's BOOK IT!

The Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Reading Program is available to students in kindergarten to sixth grade. The program runs until March 31st.

We use our Reading Incentive Goals in conjunction with the BOOK IT! Program. From October to March, when students turn in their Reading Incentive goal sheets they will receive a certificate for a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut. Only one pizza certificate is given per month. Please click here for more information about our Reading Incentive Program and Pizza Hut's Book IT!

As a reminder, students in grades K-4 complete paper goal sheets while students in grades 5-8 complete an online form using their Google Classroom accounts to record their reading. The online form for grades 5-8 can be accessed at Please be sure to log-in using Google Classroom accounts and no other Google accounts when trying to access the reading log form. Paper goal sheets are sent home one-at-a-time. Please only submit lists of 10 books at a time for each goal. Thank you!

Students may read any book of their choosing to complete each goal sheet. Students are not required to read a specific subject or topic to complete the goals.

Checked Out Books

As a reminder, grades K-2 check out 1 book at a time. Grades 3-5 may check out 2 books at a time, and grades 6-8 may check out 3 books at a time. Weekly emails are sent every Friday afternoon to help keep track of checked out books and their due dates. These emails do not necessarily indicate items are overdue. They state the due date of any books currently checked out. Please look at the due dates to see if items are overdue.

Thank you for helping students keep track of their library books and returning them on time.

Library Class Schedules and Check Out Policy

Students in grades K-6 have scheduled library classes once a week. Students in grades 7 and 8 are welcome to come to the library before or after school and during their lunch period, provided a teacher is in the library.

For your reference, library class days are scheduled as follows:

  • Kindergarten - WEDNESDAY
  • First Grade - MONDAY
  • Second Grade - THURSDAY
  • Third Grade - MONDAY
  • Fourth Grade - TUESDAY
  • Fifth Grade - WEDNESDAY
  • Sixth Grade - TUESDAY

Books are checked out for a loan period of 2 weeks. Please help students return their books on time. We suggest returning library materials the day before the student's scheduled library day so there is time to check all the books in and so students will be able to check out a new book during their scheduled library class. Thank you for your support!

For more information about the library's check out policy, please click the button below.

Amazon Wish List for SFAS Library

Interested in purchasing and donating books for the school library? Please consider reviewing the library's wish list on Amazon. Link:

Thank you to those who have purchased books from this list and donated them to the school library! We truly appreciate your help in providing our students with new books!