Monthly Archives: August 2017

Curriculum Night Fun!

Hi families,

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Curriculum Night! Please stop by and visit the library (cottage 904, next to the 4th and 5th grade academy).  We have a fun activity planned- creating a shelf talker celebrating your favorite book!  You can also just look around the library or find out ways families can be involved in our school library program.

We loved watching the eclipse! Don’t know what to do with your eclipse glasses?  You can recycle them in the front office or the media center.  We will send them to Astronomers Without Borders, who will send them to schools in Asia and South America- they will experience the eclipse in 2019. Check out the cool pictures of the sun’s shadow in the slideshow. Notice how it rotates!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 12th!  In conjunction with National Library Card Sign Up Month, Oglethorpe will be celebrating a special night Night at The Library! Mr. Bush will share “The Great Antonio” a fun program for all ages (including Pre-K and K) about how to discern between fact and fiction and fabulous people. This event will take place from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Have you been reading at night?  Don’t forget to turn in your reading log! Logs were due August 22.  Find out all about our Reading Rock Stars Program here.

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OAES School Library Media Center Updates/ Books for Keeps

Hi families,

Hope your school year is off to a great start.  2 big things.  We have added an important dates section to the website to help you keep track of media center happenings.  It will be updated throughout the year. I have listed everything so far below.  Also, this weekend is the Books for Keeps sale.  In case you didn’t know, Books for Keeps is an amazing program that provides 12 free books EVERY YEAR to our K-5 students. You can help support their mission by shopping for books at bargain prices!

From the BFK website:

This year’s sale is again being held in the old Vision Video space at 2405 Jefferson Road, the Homewood Village shopping center.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – $2 hardbacks, $1 paperbacks, $1 children’s books, and our discount books are reduced to 25 cents.

Sunday, Aug. 13, 12 to 4 p.m. – Bag Day! Fill a plastic grocery bag with books for $5 or a canvas BFK tote for $20; Our Teacher Free-for-All is from 4 to 5 – bring a valid school ID or proof of educational nonprofit status and cart away our excess books for FREE! No early birds please.


Important Dates:

August 15: Summer Reading Logs Due

August 22: August Reading Logs Due

September 1: Summer Reading Rock Star Celebration @ 2 p.m. (Friday) Contact me if you’d like to volunteer!

September 12: Night at the Athens Clarke County Library, 6 p.m.

September 26: Reading Rock Star Logs Due

October 9-13: Fall Book Fair

October 24: Reading Rock Star Logs Due

November 14: Reading Rock Star Logs Due

December 18: Reading Rock Star Logs Due

January 12: Mid-Year Reading Rock Star Celebration, K-2 @1:00, 3-5 @ 2:00

January 23: Reading Rock Star Logs Due

February 20: Reading Rock Star Logs Due

March 26-30: Spring Book Fair

March 27: Last batch of Reading Rock Star Logs Due

April 5th: Book-a-Palooza

April 23-24 (tentative): Books for Keeps

May 9: Reading Rock Stars Field Trip

Welcome Back! Reading Rock Star Info

Welcome back!  I hope you had a great summer! I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on August 9th.

If you read this summer on your own, or if you took part in the summer reading program at Athens-Clarke County Library, please turn in your reading logs to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, August 15th. Your reading log could be either a certificate from the library OR a list of the books you read.

In case you are new to our school, we have a reading program called the Reading Rock Stars. We ask students to read each night and write down what you read. Each class will set their own reading goal; usually this is to read a half hour each night. August reading logs are due Tuesday, August 22nd.

Don’t know what to read?  Check out our summer reading lists.

Happy reading!