Scholastic Book Fair & The End of the Year!
June 12, 2013 will be a special Open House! In addition to having dinner and dessert trucks providing the evening's meal, we will be having a Great American Bake-Off bake sale, opening the library for the Poets Writing Contest honorees, AND a Book Fair in Room 8!
It will be a night of fundraising, celebration, and fun! fun! fun!
Also, Expectations for the last 6 weeks of school:
- May 13 - May 24 - Testing: The library is closed from 8:45 – 10:45 am.
- Sorry, no volunteers during this time please.
- May 24 - Book Fair Announcements begin.
- May 27 - Is the last week to check out books. Book Fair flyers come home.
- June 3 - All Books Are Due. Showing a video regarding the book fair to all classes.
- June 7 - All Friday classes visit the book fair during regular library schedule.
- June 10 - Monday – Thursday class visits the book fair during regular library schedule.
- June 12 - Newport Beach Public Library Summer Reading Assembly Grades K-5th.
- 6th Grade will receive flyers for the NBPL Teen Summer Reading Program
- June 12 - Open House, Book Fair, Dinner trucks, CdM Yogurt, All American Bake-Off! Bake sale, and Poetry Winners Awards.
- June 17 - Library is closed.
- June 19 - Field Day.
I hope to see everyone here!
Who: Staff, Students, and Parents
What: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
What? PBIS! Successful Alternatives to Traditional School Discipline
Where: School-wide and community
When: Roll-out in September!
How: Principal, Dr. Duane Cox, along with the PBIS Team has been training and working all year long to implement it come this Fall of 2013!
More to come...
Warning: Water Damages
Please be aware that I am finding many books coming back to the library with water damage, even though the book is dry. I cannot allow books to be circulated among the students. Often mold grows in them. If the mold is ingested it may cause sinus or upper respiratory infections. I personally have been infected causing me to close the library and remain home.
It is vital that all books remain dry at all times. I offer students zip lock bags to place their books in to keep them clean and dry but when the weather clears, using plastic bags disappears then when water bottles leak, I still get books returned wet.
Our process of charging parents for book damage is fair and reasonable. When students return their books to the library, they are scanned in (checked in) and placed on the return black cart. This is where parent volunteers, library aides or I inspects them and wipes them clean. If a book is found damaged and I can fix it, then I don't charge the parents. If a book is returned that I can't repair, such as water damage, I charge the parents by generating a charge using our library program.
Charges are expensive because our books are custom-labeled for our library. It costs addition money to pay for books to be shelf-ready. Shelve-ready books come with Newport Coast Marc records, barcodes, and spine labels. It also costs money for tax and shipping.
If you get a notice for a damaged book, the book must be paid or the student may lose privileges.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at (949) 515-6975, Ext. 7485.
The NCE school library has over 11,000 books consisting of Easy Reader & Picture, Fiction, Nonfiction, Reference, and Paperback books supporting the Accelerated Reader Program. The majority of our collection is hardcover and we use the Dewey Decimal System in our nonfiction section.
A permission slip is required before a Library Card can be issued. The permission slips are given to students the first week of visits or as they enroll into the school. Students may pick up a form from the library or you may print out a copy from the attachments. This permission slip explains the rules of the library, outlines the parents' financial obligations, and makes suggestions regarding books.
Please look for this permission slip among the many that come home at the beginning of the academic year. Without this signed document, library cards will not be honored.
See "Library Locker;" Word document permission slip to print out a flyer to sign.