Welcome back!


Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer.

The library program has some exciting opportunities in store for your child this year:

  • Our curriculum will be promoting the very best of children’s literature to your child with activities designed to help students enjoy the stories even more.
  • We will be doing our very best to get (or keep) your children “hooked on reading” by recommending specific reading materials to each individual.
  • At each grade level, students will be learning information literacy skills specifically suited to their developmental needs.
  • The new iPads in the library will be available for classroom use!
  • We have a lot of special events being planned, author visits, book fairs, the home reading club, and more!
  • If you would like to volunteer to help in the library, please let me know. We’d love to have you.

Upcoming events:
Sept 17-20: The Scholastic Book Fair is back!  Come and check out some great books before or after you visit with your child’s teacher that week.
Sept. 24- Home Reading Club begins.  Last year we read around the world.  Where can we read to this year?   Stay tuned for more details.

Questions? Comments? Please come and see me in the library Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I welcome your thoughts on the blog as well.

I’m looking forward to an exciting year!

Mrs. Araujo 🙂

Reading Club reaches 200 nights!

April 12th marks 200 nights of reading!

Staff and students may hand in their pink 200 nights forms into the library and pick up their new blue 250 nights form from the library door.  
Thank you to all of you who are participating and encouraging students to participate.  As of March 14th we had travelled 25400km! We just need to read across the Pacific Ocean and we will have read around the world!!!

As we didn’t have our regular assembly in March, here are the book draw winners for 150 nights of reading.  They may come to the library on Monday to choose their books.

Teacher winner: Marilyn

BCSD student: Marissa

Intermediates South Slope:
Brooklyn 1
Lirukshman 1
Joash 2
Emma 3
Andy 4
Shannon 5

Primaries South Slope:

Syzmon 10
Kihan 9
Spike 8
Iris 7
Reya 6
Cole 5

100 Nights of Reading

It’s hard to believe, but we reached 100 nights of reading on January 3rd.  Many of you have handed in your forms and picked up your new 150 nights form.  Thank you!

If you haven’t, please hand in your forms as soon as possible to the library.  There will be an assembly on Jan. 23rd to recognize those of you who have completed 100 nights of reading.  We will also find out how far we have traveled in our quest to Read Around the World.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

Book Week 2012 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens

Book Week 2012 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is running a Writing Contest for Kids & Teens in celebration of TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2012 (May 5 – 12, 2012).

The contest is open to students in Grades 4 to 12. One winner from each grade will receive a $250 gift certificate to the bookstore of his or her choice!The CCBC's 2012 Writing Contest for Kids & Teens
Deadline for entries is February 1, 2012.

More information is available here.

Reading Club reaches 8250km!!!!!

Hello everyone,

Congratulations! As of Dec 1st 165 students and staff completed in their 50 nights of reading! We have travelled across Canada and are now just past Newfoundland over the Atlantic.  Names are now posted on the bulletin board beside the lunch room.  

Thank you for completing your forms and promoting the Reading Club.  Remember it’s never too late to join.  Come pick up your forms at the library any time.

Reading Club reaches 50 Nights Nov. 14th

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve almost completed 50 nights of reading. 

After November 14th you can drop off your yellow forms in the library and pick up your new orange form for 100 nights.

Students’ names will be posted on the bulletin board across from the library and beside the lunch room.  We will recognize the Reading Club as a group at the assembly on Nov. 28th.  There will also be a draw for some great books for some lucky readers!

Thank you to parents for helping your child develop a lifetime habit of reading.

How far do you think we’ve traveled? Remember that 50 nights = 50 km. Every student or staff member who completed a form would count as 50 km. Post your answer here and the closest estimate will win a prize at the assembly.  Please include your first name and division in your comment.

The World’s Largest Animals

On Monday, October 17th Division 8 was introduced to a new non-fiction series about the world’s largest animals. 

We read a book about the Red Kangaroo and learned what a “marsupial” was.

Are you interested in the world’s biggest animals?  Come to library and check it these books and more!

Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 3 – Oct. 7 Room 219

The Scholastic Book Fair is here! Visit the fair next week in room 219 from Oct. 3 to Oct 7th.  It will be open at lunch and after school.  Every purchase supports your school library.   Thank you to the parents who are running the book fair this year.

Hope to see you at the fair!

Reading Club Begins!

Welcome to the Reading Club!  Every student and staff member at South Slope/ BCSD is automatically a member of the club.  This year we want to put the focus on community and recognition.

When your child student completes their reading record form, s/he returns the form to school and receives a new form.  Students will be recognized individually on a bulletin board in the school and as a group at our Celebration of Learning assemblies.  Students who complete 250 nights of reading before the end of June will have a book dedicated to them and placed in our school library.

Our community goal is to “Read Around the World”.  50 nights of reading will equal 50 kilometres. The more students and staff who participate; the farther we will travel.  We will have a school-wide celebration to celebrate how far we travel!.


Parents can help by encouraging their child to read every night (or be read to) for a minimum of 15 minutes and then sign the reading record form. 

Thank you for helping your child develop a lifetime habit of reading!   Please come and see me in the library if you have any questions or comments.

Mrs. Araujo