Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Latest from the Library

October in the Library
How the beginning of the year flew by!  The library is a hoppin’ place and our students are doing a great job of choosing Just Right Books and returning materials on time! 

TV Turn Off is up and running and we’ve got wonderful participation already!  If your child is still interested in joining in, there are forms in the library, jump in at any time!  For those students who are participating, the book limit is raised by one, so the first and second grades may check out 3 books at a time and our kindergarteners may have 2.  It’s so wonderful to see all the enthusiasm about the program; thanks for the encouragement at home as well!

Our Book and Bagel Breakfast was a success thanks to all who attended and all the wonderful moms who helped make it so!  My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Lara Jacobs and Nancy Mahoney who spearheaded the morning, and all those who participated behind the scenes for all of their hard work, time and efforts on behalf of Marshall, and for being willing to be up so early on a Saturday.   It was lovely to meet all the parents who attended; thank you for your time.  If you have any additional questions about what was presented, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me: jpoutre@somsd.k12.nj.us, or 973-378-7698 x6004.

Donations Request!
I am looking for lots and lots of empty cereal boxes and bricks.  I know, an odd combination of items, but I had a few brainstorms while waiting for the rainstorms, and I think I came up with a way to keep the shelves neat and make them more accessible for our youngest up and coming readers.  If you have any of the above, feel free to drop them off in the library. 

As always many thanks for supporting our Secret Garden! Happy reading!
                                                                          —Janine Poutre