OCTOBER READING LOGS DUE NOVEMBER 15TH!

WESTRIDGE READS!

October 23rd is National School Library Day. Due to this being a Professional Development Day for our district, at Westridge we hosted a D.E.A.R. (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) event today, October 24th in recognition of this special day!

After a read aloud over the PA by Mme Papapanagiotou and M. Kane, students, teachers and staff read in the halls, in classrooms and some even assembled outside. Everyone had fun!

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR SEPT. 20TH & 21ST!

The Westridge Scholastic Book fair runs September 20th and 21st from 12:15-12:55 and 1:45-5:00.

Come and check out all of the new fall titles!!!

Review a Book!

Read a good book lately?  Please let us know about it in our book review forum. Teachers, students, parents – everyone is welcome to share.

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RED CEDAR TITLES AVAILABLE IN OUR LIBRARY!

The titles this year are:

Come in and check them out at the Westridge Library!

audrey camp_outlook dunces_rock escape_from_tibet finding_grace how_to_save_a_species if its_catching outside_in patient_zero rocket_blues seven_wild_sisters take_shelter tastes_like_music the_cat_at_the_wall the_chinese_head_tax the_elevator_ghost- the_night_gardener the_swallow very_last_drop why_we_live zomboy

 

 

 

 

RED CEDAR PROGRAM

The Red Cedar Program runs from November until April every year and is open to all intermediate students (Grades 4-7).

Other information:

  • All books nominated are written by Canadian authors
  • Voting happens in April, 2016
  • Winners are announced in late May
  • To be eligible to vote, you must read a minimum of 5 titles

For more details about Red Cedar, visit: https://www.redcedaraward.ca/bookcase/fiction/

REMINDER: Reading Club Passports are due November 10th!

The Westridge Home Reading Club began October 13th.  Passports for the month of October are due in to the library by Tuesday, November 10th.

Westridge Reads!

On Monday, October 26th, Westridge celebrated National School Library Day with a D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read) event.  It was a huge success!  Way to go Westridge students and staff!

 

Reminder: Home Reading Club begins October 13th!

Home Reading Club passports were distributed to classes this week.

HOW THE HOME READING PROGRAM WORKS

The Reading Club runs October 13th, 2015 to May 31st, 2016.

Students, you need to:

1) Read (or have someone read to you) for:

15 minutes each night for kindergarten – grade 3

20 minutes each night for grades 4 – 7

2) Mark the calendar (with a ü, X, a sticker, a stamp, a happy face, the title of your book or colour in the square) each day you read.

3) At the end of the month have your parent or guardian sign the calendar page in your passport.

4) Bring the passport back to school at the end of the month to have your reading progress recorded.

5) Mark the number of nights you read for the month.

CLUB REWARDS

  • Reading Club certificates will be awarded to celebrate 100, 150 and 200 nights of reading.
  • Students need to submit their passports each month by the due date!
  • Students who complete 200 nights by May 31st and turn in their passports will earn a book.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR HUGE SUCCESS!!!

circle_book_fair1Congratulations Westridge Community!  Thanks to your generous support at our Scholastic Book Fair, we raised $2588.10 which equates to just over a $1000.00 for our school library!   Way to go! Thank you as well to all the parents who generously purchased books for classrooms.  Thank you for supporting literacy in our community!