SRC Update

October 2015

Last call for YA Fandom Frenzy Tickets!

  • Students - please see Mrs. Weaver to pick up & turn in your permission slips this week.
  • Faculty - please let Mrs. Weaver know by Friday if you would like to attend.

The event will happen on Sunday during Long Fall Weekend. It is your chance to break some bread with 15+ well-known authors, check out their latest works, and enjoy the smell of new books with friends. Mr. Yan and Mrs. Weaver will be driving the group and would love for you to join.

Milwaukee Maker Faire 2015

Tesla Coil Demo

SRC Club Info - Open to all MS & US Students

Coloring Club

Mondays after school from 3:45-4:30pm

Maker/Tinkering Club

Wednesdays before school from 7:30-8:15am

Magic the Gathering Club

Thursdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm

Kate DiCamillo Video Conference - Oct. 15th

Grades 1-3 will get the chance to ask Kate DiCamillo questions and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of her Mercy Watson series.

Adventures in the Middle - S. A. Bodeen and Shelley Tougas

Last week, MS students enjoyed a terrific author visit from S. A. Bodeen and Shelley Tougas. If you ever read The Compound or The Raft, then you would have loved to meet with these two Wisconsin authors. The Raft has been a favorite book on Mrs. Gasser's summer reading list for a few years now. Our MS students asked so many wonderful questions and were such a respectful audience that they secured another author visit for our school for October.

Next week, the K-3 classes will meet with Marilyn Sadler, the author of Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza Slice. Later in October, 4-6th graders will host Sean Connolly, scientist and author.

Contests for Students

  • Writing CONTEST (Grades 5-8)

Money Confident Kids Contest

Due Date for Entries: October 12, 2015

Here’s how it works:

1. INTERVIEW a parent or guardian about money management.

2. ASK about a time when he or she set a financial goal and then made saving and spending choices to achieve it.

3. WRITE a 200 - to 250 - word essay (based on your interview) that describes the true story of achievement, and what lessons you can apply to your own future financial decisions.

Optional: Consider including a photo or drawing with your essay!

PRIZES Grand Prize winners will receive: • $1,500 to be used for education • Classroom library of Scholastic books First Prize winners will receive: • $1,000 to be used for education • Classroom library of Scholastic books Second Prize winners will receive: • $500 to be used for education • Classroom library of Scholastic books Two winners at each prize level will be selected: one from grades 5–6 and one from grades 7–8!

Boswell Book Company Presents...

Events to keep in mind for November!

  • Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 pm - Joelle Charbonneau, author of Need, at Milwaukee Public Library’s East Branch, located at 2320 N. Cramer in Milwaukee

  • Saturday, November 21, 1:00 pm activities; 2:00 pm talk - Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Polar Express 30th Anniversary Tour, in the Reading Room at the Milwaukee Public Library, located at 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee
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