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Mr. Nicholas Quick - Skyway Librarian

Hello Skyway Families!

This is Mr. Quick with a monthly update for Skyway’s Library. March wound down quite easily with us playing our silent library game the week before Spring Break. Students really enjoy the game and it helps teach them self-control while in a library setting. After returning from break we eased back into the groove of things by working on library-centric word puzzles & reviewing book reports. For grades K & 1 we read “The Bears’ Picnic” by Stan & Jan Berenstein, followed by “Arthur’s Tooth” by Marc Brown. 

April brings our second book fair of the school year. The final two weeks of the month are dedicated to preparing for and hosting the fair. These fairs are the only source of income the library has to purchase new books, so they’re very important. Fortunately, we do really well with them and rank among the best nationally. This will be my fourth fair at Skyway, yet I’m still learning enhancements and new processes that make our fairs even better.

As usual, Meghan and I welcome parental volunteers for the fair. If you’d like to sign up please follow this link and select any timeslot that works for you: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1P93HsJe3LqgbOhMGms-Tnagepcd4x5s-s9NK8CI3Hbk/edit?usp=sharing

You can also sign up to volunteer or read more about the fair through the Scholastic hosted site at: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/skywayelemschool1

We have a variety of fresh new releases of popular series coming into the spring fair. Including new titles from Dog Man, Wings of Fire, Love Puppies, and I Survived. My recommendation, as always, is for you to provision an e-wallet so your student can shop easily and effectively. E-wallets are setup through the provided Scholastic link above and funded in advance of the fair. This way students don’t have to a) miss out or b) bring cash or a card and potentially lose them. If you have any questions on e-wallets please let me know!

We have a new donation system for the fair this year called “Share the Fair.” Donations to the program will be shared directly with in-school students who do not have funds available to shop (for any reason – they forgot, no access, lost, etc.).

For parents of Bookworm volunteers, I’ll be sending home a permission slip for your student to assist with the setup, operation, and/or the tear-down of the fair. Please have them returned by April 18. If you have questions about the form, please reach out.

Thanks for reading!
- Mr. Quick
11th April 2024

 
K & 1st Grade Weekly Reading Log:
1. Put Me in the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
2. Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess by Anna Dewdney 
3. Berenstein Bears & The Double Dare by Stan & Jan Berenstein 
4. The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle 
5. Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination by Kimberly & James Dean 
6. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid by Linda Williams 
7. I Can Read with My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss 
8. If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
9. Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson (+2nd grade)
10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss (all grades)
11. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Kimberly & James Dean
12. Click, Clack, Peep! by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
13. Snow by Uri Schulevitz
14. Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss (+2nd grade)
15. The Big Honey Hunt by Stan & Jan Berenstein (+2nd grade)
16. I Am a Tiger by Karl Newson 
17. The Great Pasta Escape by Miranda Paul 
18. Our Library by Eve Bunting 
19. Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss
20. St. Patricks Day by Abby Mercer 
21. The Bears' Picnic by Stan & Jan Berenstein 
22. Arthur's Tooth by Marc Brown

 

Key Library Dates

Second Book Fair: 22nd - 26th April 2024

All Books are Due: 17th May 2024

Last Day of Library Specials: 24th May 2024

Last Day of School: 7th June 2024

 

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