Erwin School Library Staff Update

Nancy Cravey, School Librarian

17 October 2016

The Battle of the Books club will be having a bake sale during Student Led Conferences on Thursday. All food items will be 50 cents each. Please stop by and support this fundraiser!

Mark your calendars! If you need help using Office 365 (email/calendar/One Drive) there will be a help session on Monday, October 17. We will explore new features, sync accounts, and look at new tools.

Open checkout times:

Monday-Friday, 7:25-8:00

Dates of Interest and Importance

October 17 -- Office 365 (email/calendar/One Drive) help session

October 20 -- Battle of the Books meeting, 7:45-8:15

October 20 -- Battle of the Books bake sale during Student Led Conferences

October 24 -- Battle of the Books meeting, after school

October 27 -- Battle of the Books meeting, 7:45-8:15

November 10 -- October Reading Minutes Due

Specialist Shout Outs

If your class has earned two compliments in each special, let Ms. Cravey or Ms. Young know. We will give you a shout out on the announcements!

Ms. Guenther's Trailblazers were the first class to earn a shout out this morning! Great job!

Staff Ebooks Login

All staff have access to the GCS Follett eBooks. Usernames and passwords are your GCS username.


username -- smithj3

password -- smithj3

eBooks are linked on the school homepage under Quick Links, on the Student Links page, and on the School Library page.

Staff may check out eBooks for one month.

GCS Reads 30 Totals

In September we read 157,890 minutes!

Our top classes for this month are:

Ms. Noble's Stars in Primary with an average of 863 minutes of reading.

Ms. Carthen's High Flyers with an average of 159 minutes of reading.

Ms. Dubois' Busy Bees with an average of 1350 minutes of reading.

Our monthly goal is 151,200 minutes per month. This year GCS is encouraging all students to read 30 minutes a night or 600 minutes per month (non-instructional).

Remind your students to be reading every night and turning in Reading Logs every month so we can keep meeting our goal!

Election Resources

The election is just over a month away. This link has online and print resources for parents and teachers.

Election Resources

Instructional Technology Newsletter

The latest Instructional Technology Newsletter includes information on Canvas, Schoolnet, Discovery Education, as well as some new tools and a training schedule.

You can find it here.

Erwin on Social Media

If you are on Facebook, please like the school page!

If you are on Twitter, please follow Erwin!

If you are on Instagram, check out school pictures!

Please promote these communication tools with parents and encourage families to use our school website,

If you want to help administer any of these resources, let Ms. Cravey know!