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The Library-Media program has BIG plans for the 2013-14 school year!

  • Third grade boys will be given the opportunity to join the “No Girls Allowed” Book Club, which will meet on Friday afternoons.
  • Fourth and fifth grade students are encouraged to participate in Reading Olympics on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Second grade students will be participating in an arts-integrated grant-funded unit titled “Discovery: What Lies Beneath the Surface”, created by Mrs. Edmonds and Mrs. Vaughan.
  • Students who turned in their “Read to Win” summer reading forms will be awarded blue ribbons at Field Day of the Past on Sunday, September 22nd.
  • All students will participate in the “Read for the Record” program on Thursday, October 3rd.
  • Kindergarten will go on the first-ever Library Field Trip on Monday, November 4th to see a theatrical production of Skippyjon Jones at University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts.
  • An Ancient Egyptian-themed book fair will take place from November 4th-8th.
  • A second book fair is scheduled from March 1st-7th (theme TBA).
  • A famous special guest author/illustrator will be visiting RES to speak to students during Reading Month in March.
  • Dr. Seuss Day will be on Monday, March 3rd.
  • RES will be hosting the 2014 Reading Olympics tournament on Thursday, April 3rd.
  • Students will be working together throughout the year to create productions for the first annual Student Film Festival on Fine Arts Night in April.
  • Accelerated Reader awards will be given out throughout the year…and grand prizes awarded at the awards assemblies in May.

More than ever, volunteers are needed and appreciated to make all of our Library-Media dreams come true.  Please contact Susan Vaughan if you are able to donate some of your time to these wonderful projects lined up for the school year.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already been on summer vacation for nearly a month!  It seems like the rainiest summer I can remember, which means there should be plenty of time for our students to enjoy plenty of summer reading!  Here are some of my favorites that I encourage all of you to read.

Barnes and Noble has a “Kids Earn a Free Book!” program this summer.

  • Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal.
  • Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store.
  • Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store!

The school year has come to a close.  However, I hope that our students will still take some time over the summer to read!

Students at RES have been given a copy of the “Read to Win” summer reading flyer.  All they have to do is keep track of 10 books read during the summer, have their parents sign it, and then return the form to me next September.  Students who do this will be presented with a blue ribbon (along with some other fantastic prizes) at Field Day of the Past on September 23rd!

Another reading opportunity is for upcoming 4th and 5th grade students.  That’s right – it’s time for the 2012-2013 Reading Olympics book list!  Students who choose to participate will be given official sign-up forms in the fall, but are encouraged to start reading some of these wonderful books during the summer.

Don’t forget to check out the Summer Reading Program at the Pamunkey Regional Library, too!