Thursday, October 5, 2017




Our Wild West Book Fair is fast approaching!  It will be the week of November 6th.  Please visit the home page link to see the times we are open.

PreK3, PreK4, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades will attend during their normal library times on either Monday or Friday. Kindergarten will attend on Monday during their library time (1:20-2:00); 4th grade will attend on Monday during their library time (2:05 -2:40) and 5th grade will attend on Friday during their normal library time ((9:45-10:25).

6th through 8th Grades will attend on Tuesday, November 7th, during their English classes as follows:

8:59-9:39 am - 7th Grade
9:41-10:21 am - 8th Grade
11:09-11:49 am - 6th Grade

Our Family Event will be on Wednesday, November 8th from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Fair will be open after school on Monday, Thursday and Friday until 4:30.

It will be closed at lunchtime all days and after school on Tuesday.

Set up will be from 3:00 pm on November 3rd.
Break down will be from 4:30 pm on November 10th.

Please consider volunteering to help set up, assist with your child's class and help break down the Fair.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Library for students PreK3 - 5th grade:

a.      PreK3 and PreK4 – two students at a time will be called to look at the books on the carts in order to make a selection of one book each.  These books are changed weekly and will be related to authors whose birthdays fall in that week or a holiday.  I will read to them for the remainder of the period.
b.     Kindergarten- 2 students a time will be allowed to look for one age appropriate book each.  Once all students have gotten their books, I will read to them for the remainder of the period.
c.      1st grade – 3 students at a time will be allowed to look for one age appropriate book each.  I will work with Mrs. Asaro to pull books for relevant lessons.  Students are required to have 5 minutes quiet reading time and then I will read to them.  They vote on an age appropriate chapter book to be read over the course of several weeks.
d.     2nd grade – all students may look for books once I have completed checking in their books.  Until Book Fair, the students will take out one book each.  After Book Fair, they will be able to select two books each.  This gives them time to get back into the routine of returning their books and to become responsible themselves for remembering to bring their books back.  Students are required to have 10 minutes quiet reading time and then I will read to them.  They vote on an age appropriate chapter book to be read over the course of several weeks.
e.      3rd grade - all students may look for books once I have completed checking in their books.  They will be able to select two books each.  Students are required to have 15 minutes quiet reading time.  If there is time left in the period, I will read to them.  They vote on an age appropriate chapter book to be read over the course of several weeks.
f.       4th grade - all students may look for books once I have completed checking in their books.  They will be able to select two books each.  Students are required to have 20 minutes quiet reading time.  That usually will bring us to the end of the period.

g.     5th grade - all students may look for books once I have completed checking in their books.  They will be able to select two books each.  Students are required to bring work with them or read a book.  Coloring, games and toys are not allowed.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Welcome back to school, everyone!  I am so happy to see all of the students and am looking forward to a great year.

Just a quick heads' up - the Book Fair will be the week of November 6th.  More details will come in the next few weeks.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

6th, 7th and 8th Grades will be coming to Library during their Literature classes with Ms. Judge once a month.  Their first time will be Tuesday, November 15th.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Thank you one and all for a great Book Fair.  I had the best volunteers: Parents, Grandparents and lots of wonderful students who helped every day.  A special thank you to Braden Greene-McDonald who was here every day after school!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Book Fair is upon us.  The schedule is below.  Hope to see everyone there!

PREK TO 5TH GRADES: PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR CHILD/CHILD’S TEACHER TO DETERMINE WHICH DAY YOUR CHILD ATTENDS LIBRARY AS THAT IS THE DAY THEY WILL ATTEND BOOK FAIR

MONDAY                        WEDNESDAY                         FRIDAY
OCTOBER 17TH                 OCTOBER 19TH                       OCTOBER 21ST

8:20-9:00    2nd (1/2)                                                8:20-9:00     2nd (1/2)
9:10-9:40    PREK4 (1/2)                                            9:10-9:40     PREK4 (1/2)
                                                                         9:45-10:25   5TH GRADE
10:30-11:00  PREK3 (1/2)     10:27-11:07 8TH GRADE           10:30-11:00  PREK3 (1/2) 
11:05-11:45 3RD (1/2)                                                11:05-11:45 3RD (1/2)
                                       11:45-12:35 – CLOSED ALL DAYS

12:35-1:15  1ST (1/2)         12:38-1:18 – 6TH GRADE           12:35-1:15  1ST (1/2)
1:20-2:00   KIND. (1/2)      1:20-2:00 – 7TH GRADE            1:20-2:00   KIND. (1/2)
2:05-2:45   4TH (1/2)                                                2:05-2:45   4TH (1/2)
                                                                                                             
                                 FAMILY EVENT – 2:45-7:30              

OPEN AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:30 MONDAY AND FRIDAY; OPEN FROM 2:30-4:30 ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY   

Friday, September 23, 2016



It's almost that time of year again - Book Fair!  October 17th through 21st in the Library.  PreK through 5th will come during their regular library times either on Monday or Friday; 6th-8th will come on Wednesday.  Visit our Book Fair homepage for more details and to volunteer.

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/stjosephschool18