OUR GIVING TREE

Our generous community has been bringing in donations of non-perishable foods, blankets and coats to support the Salvation Army’s winter appeal.

We will be taking donations up until the end of Week 9, so it’s not too late to give.

Thank you for helping to make a difference to those less fortunate.

 

Breakfast Book Club in the tune of Matilda!

It might have been the coldest spell in Adelaide’s history for over a century, but it was warm in the library with our book lovers this morning.  We had our best turn out yet to once again share a delicious feast and our LOVE of Roald Dahl’s classic Matilda.

Our next Book Club will be held on the last day of term – Friday 7th July @ 7.45am in the library.  Our readers have been asked to choose their FAVOURITE BOOK EVER to share and to design something to convince us why their book is the best.  For our younger members Simone recommended any of the Tinkler’s Three series by MC Badger if they don’t have a favourite of their own.

It’s not too late to join if you’re interested -simply comment on the blog, email Simone or pop into the library.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Simone

THANK YOU!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Our community showed exceptional generosity and support of our book fair which has resulted in our school being able to add over $3,000 worth of resources to our collection.  Thank you so much!

While overall the Book Fair was a resounding success we have had a few small glitches.

Online orders

Many families took up this new service which is fantastic, however there has been some confusion about the process for online orders.  When you make a Book Fair payment online you are basically purchasing a credit voucher for your child to spend at the fair, so if you ordered online you should have presented your receipt  at the fair to collect or order your book(s).  While most people did this we have 3 unclaimed credits that we need to match with their owners so we can unite them with their books!  If you made a payment of

a) $13.00

b) $20.00

c) $26.00

and haven’t  picked up or confirmed your order can you please let me know as soon as possible.

I am very disappointed that Scholastic are unable to deliver some of the titles on their order form.  I am currently in the process of placing our orders and am negotiating how best to issue refunds to those affected.  Please accept our sincere apologies for the disappointment of not being able to supply your ordered book, but please understand this matter is unfortunately beyond our control,

Thanks once again for your generous support!

Simone

SPECIAL BOOK FAIR GUEST AT ASSEMBLIES TODAY

 

Simone was so excited about Book Fair that she brought a very special  guest with her to both assemblies today…You might be lucky enough to meet him yourself next week!

Cranky Bear Guest Appearance

There’s a bear in there

Book Fair sales start this MONDAY from 8.00am to 6.00pm and continue on Tuesday from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

If you are unable to attend the Book Fair but your child is desperate to buy a book, you can purchase online.  Simply visit Scholastic, make your payment and send the receipt number in with your child (preferably on the back of their Book Wish). If the book is in stock we will send it home with them there and then, if not it will be ordered and at school within about 7-10 working days.

See you next week for another epic book loving week.

Simone

Fun event that ‘mooved’ the school – National Simultaneous Storytime

We had a BLAST sharing The cow tripped over the moon and enjoyed our best turn out ever!  Here is some crazy librarian pictured with  students from Room 24 who were just one of the 21 classes who attended this book loving event.  Thank you to our wonderful teachers for your support.

Just when we though the day couldn’t get any more exciting, our Book Fair arrived and we are LOVING it!  We can’t wait to open the doors for sales on Monday and Tuesday from 8.00am – 6.00pm.

Some of our great library monitors enjoying a sneak preview of the fair.

BOOK FAIR ARRIVES THIS WEDNESDAY

A brochure was sent home with your child today containing some of the titles that will be available for purchase at our Book Fair.  The books will arrive at school this Wednesday (how exciting!), and all classes have been invited to come and preview  the selection.  At this time students will be given the opportunity  to fill out a “Wish List” of books they would like you to consider purchasing.

 

PREVIEWS – Wednesday to Friday this week

SALES STRICTLY – MON 29 & TUE 30 MAY 8.00AM – 6.00PM

Should you choose to make a purchase your  support will be greatly appreciated as each dollar spent helps us to purchase more books for our learning community.

Happy Reading,

Simone

POTTERMORE HARRY POTTER BOOK CLUB COMING!

Some exciting news for Harry Potter fans!  I’m sharing this information directly from JK Rowling’s Pottermore official website

This June, Pottermore is launching the official Wizarding World Book Club with Bloomsbury and Scholastic.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Pottermore invites fans old and new to join the Wizarding World Book Club – a free, online club to examine and debate every book in the Harry Potter series.

The Wizarding World Book Club kicks off in June, and to take part you just need to read (or re-read) a Harry Potter book each month – or more, as the books get longer. You can then join in a conversation about it on Twitter, or simply check Pottermore to learn more about each story.

Whether you’re a newcomer, or have read the books a thousand times over, the Wizarding World Book Club is the place for everyone to join the discussion on each of the seven Harry Potter stories.

There will be many ways to participate too. Each week, a new theme from the Harry Potter stories will be discussed over on Pottermore’s brand new Wizarding World Book Club Twitter account, @WWBookClub.

Register with Pottermore and you’ll soon be able to check out the Wizarding World Book Club dedicated section of the site, read new articles about each theme and even gather rewards for your reading progress.

More information about the Wizarding World Book Club, and how to participate, is on its way very soon. So whether you’re reading the books for the very first time, or fancy a nostalgic re-read, get ready to join in.

Hermione would most certainly approve.

Keep an eye out for the Wizarding World Book Club’s official Twitter account,@WWBookClub.

TERM 1 LIBRARY LEGENDS (PART 1) – ROOMS 22 & 24

We had a wonderful time celebrating with our Room 22 & 24 LIBRARY LEGENDS this morning.  We feasted on party pies & sausage rolls, chocolate milk, lamingtons, lollies and blue glitter jelly for a MOANA inspired celebration.

 

Thank you for showing fantastic RESPECT and CARE when visiting the library – we hope to see you back again as Term 2 Legends.

We’re looking forward to hosting our FIRST EVER 6/7 class of Library Legends next Friday for Mrs Weaver’s VIP Afternoon tea.

Happy reading!

Simone