A big Thank You! to the St. Anne School Community for supporting our recent Book Fair in the beginning of November. The final total raised for the Library Learning Commons was $1277.48. This will go a long way in funding Library initiatives benefiting the entire school population.
Forest of Reading Program
Every year from January to May, nominated Canadian authors and illustrators compete to be the top in their category. Participating students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 across Canada read or are read to and vote for their favorite story. All votes are tabulated and sent in to the Forest of Reading Committee at the end of April annually and winners are announced at the Festival of Trees Gala in Toronto in May. Students must read a minimum of five books from one category to be able to vote for their favorite book.
This year, St. Anne students will be involved in six programs;
- picture books for Kindergarten to Grade 2
- Express: combination of Fiction stories and Non-Fiction geared to students in Grade 3-5
- Non-Fiction: Non-Fiction books geared for students Grade 4-6
- Fiction: Novels geared for students in Grade 5-6
- Fiction: novels geared for students in Grade 7-8
- Non Fiction: books for students in Grade 7-8
A humongous Thank You! to the St. Anne Parent Council for once again generously supporting this great program for the students of St. Anne’s.
Many students are excited to get started early and this year their wish will be granted. We will start the Silver Birch and Red Maple Programs this week!
The Blue Spruce Program will commence in January for 10 weeks. Each nominated title will be read to primary classes during their regularly scheduled library visit and the Grade 7’s will perform skits, based on each nominated book to all Primary classes.
International Bookmark Exchange
This year, seven classes from St. Anne’s participated in making bookmarks with this year’s theme “Why I love my School Library” to exchange with students in Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal and Romania. Engaged students from Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 will hopefully receive their international bookmarks by Christmas depending on Canada Post delivery.
Borrowed Library Books
Please remember to keep borrowed library books in a plastic ziploc bag to keep them safe from unpredictable weather and water bottles in your child’s backpack. Taking care of borrowed library books ensures that all students have access to great books!
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, filled with warm memories, traditions and many gifts of books!