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24 May 2017

Build-Your-Own Summer Reading Challenge


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Build up your reading strength this summer! Create your own unique challenge by reading a variety of books. Choose from the attached list or design your own challenge entirely! Turn your record into the library by Thursday, September 7. Receive a certificate from Mr. Advento and special recognition at the first ES Assembly.


  • Brilliant Builder: Read 10 books
  • Dynamic Designer: Read 15 books
  • Creative Constructor: Read 25 or more books

Click on the links below to print out your record sheet or to help you make your own creative sheet. We have provided some choices to help you build your challenge. Feel free to make up your own as well. How you construct your summer reading plan is entirely up to you!




Parents are invited to join us for a special Talk Tuesday about summer reading on May 30, 2017 from 8:45 - 9:45 am in the Elementary Library, Ground Floor.

Join Natasha Pollock and Mary Kelly Bello, ASD Librarians, and learn about ASD's e-resources that can be accessed from anywhere over the summer. Help support the reader in your family by participating in the Build-Your-Own Summer Reading Challenge. Also, get a head start and discover who the visiting authors for next year will be in order to read some of their books over the summer.

16 May 2017

K2 Students Inspire New Library Bags

A K2 student's persuasive letter.
Our K2 students care about their environment. They have been discovering how to reduce waste as part of their service learning in their classrooms. After learning about the negative impact plastic can have on the environment, students decided to write letters to the librarians and principals. Student wanted to help make a change. Why not replace our plastic library book bags with longer-lasting, cloth bags?

The librarians got to work designing a library bag. We wanted the bags to be easy to carry, to fit a range of different sized books and to last for a long time to prevent waste. We hope our students will use these bags for many years!


At a K2 assembly, Ms. Strate, Mr. Advento, Ms. Bello, and Ms. Pollock shared how they had read the students' letters. They were very impressed with the students' compassion and desire to take action to make a change to help our environment. The new library bags were revealed! Each K2 student received a bag with a special name tag.

Next year, all students in K1 and K2 will receive a library bag. And, our returning Grade 1 students will continue to use their bags. Any other student or family may purchase a bag for AED 30 from the Elementary Library.

Thank you K2 students and teachers for your initiative in helping to make a positive change and to set an example for all of our elementary school. You voice has made a difference!