Battle of the Books

Last week our winning Battle of the Books team went to represent Stoney Creek at the district competition. Grade 6/7s across the district have been preparing for the competition for the last five weeks. A set of ten books were chosen for the teams to read and answer questions about and one team was chosen to represent each participating school at the district level.

The district battle was held at University Highlands and the competition was fierce! Our team did us proud and placed 4th out of 9 teams. Way to go Stoney Creek!

Scholastic Book Fair

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns Rewards for our school.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from May 1st-4th at lunchtime (12:15-1:00) and afterschool (3:00-3:30) in the library. We will also be hosting a Family Night on May 4th during student-led conferences (2:00-6:00).

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Virtual Book Fair from May 1st-5th. All orders ship directly to our school and we will arrange for a pickup time when they arrive. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Virtual Book Fair homepage to watch some trailers and look through our digital flyer:

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Spark Book Fair

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Spark Book Fairs to host a two-week online book fair fundraiser! With Spark Book Fairs, you can choose from a growing catalogue of over 40,000 titles for children and adults at up to 90% off, making it easy for everyone to participate.

Book Fair Details

Event Dates: 2023/01/23 – 2023/02/05

Rewards: 20% of all Spark purchases made during the online book fair will go back to Stoney Creek Community to help purchase new books for our library.

Want to learn more about Spark Book Fairs? Check out the video here:

Click here to go to our landing page to browse the catalog and support our school!

Let’s reach our $800 goal to support literacy in our school!

Happy Lunar New Year!

Many families will be celebrating Lunar New Year this weekend. We have lots of books about Lunar New Year in our library. You can search for them in our catalogue by clicking the link at the very top of the page and this week they will be out on display for you to check out.

Because this year will be the Year of the Rabbit, we have books that feature rabbits out on display as well. One of my favourites is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams because I have a favourite stuffed bunny just like the boy in the story!

We just added a brand new Lunar New Year book to our collection! The Tray of Togetherness by Flo Leung shows a family preparing for their New Year party by filling a special candy box for their guests. Each of the eight lucky snacks in the Tray has an auspicious meaning: peanuts for a long life, pistachios for happiness, candied coconut for strong family ties… The illustrations look good enough to eat! I will be sharing this book with primary classes this week.