Let’s Read to the Moon!

Reading Club begins Monday, September 24th.  This year we are going to try and read to the moon!  Students should have received their forms from their classroom teacher.  You can also pick one up from the library.

Happy reading everyone!Rocket to moon

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!


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!”

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.

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


Summer Reading and more

This afternooon South Slope/BCSD library will host our “Summer Adventures” storytime in the library after school at 3:15.  Students and caregivers will have a snack as they listen to stories read by some of our teachers.

Looking for some suggestions for summer reading…                                             

Check out the following:

Burnaby Public Library Book Lists grades 1 to 3

Burnaby Public Library Book Lists grades 4 to 7

100 Best Canadian Books for Children

OCEE Elementary School Summer Reading Lists

Want to try some online reading on your home computer, tablet or ipod?

International Children’s Digital Library

Storyline Online

Tumblebooks and BookFlix are also great online reading resources available through the BPL databases.

For more information about ebooks and online reading check out this article from School Library Journal:

Are Ebooks Any Good? Do digital books help young kids learn to read,or are they mostly fun and games?

Any questions?  Please come and see Mrs. Araujo in the library.  I would be happy to help you.

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150 Nights of Reading

Just a reminder that 150 nights of reading forms are due this Friday, March 11th if you want to be recognized at the March 18th assembly at 2pm.  Keep on reading!