Learning Commons Update
Wow! What a great first half of the year we have had in the learning commons!
Lots of changes both sad and happy! We lost Mrs. Charlton in October but gained Mrs. Corrigal. We wish Mrs. Charlton all the best at her new school in Olds!
October also saw our first Haunted House contest! To say we were blown away would be an understatement! In the end we had 126 entries!! Through generous coupon donations from Subway and Dairy Queen, in addition to budget support from all three schools, we were able to give each participant a chocolate bar and coupon. Judges from our division office; Mr. Sacher, Mr. Drent, Mrs. Barber, and Mrs. Dennis, selected winners in 6 categories both in JWES and IMS (sadly we had no IHS participants), and they received gift cards and chocolate bars as a prize! We had several requests (mainly from parents! LOL!) to do another contest….wonder what we will do next year?!?
We had a very successful book fair in November and would love to thank everyone that supported this great school fundraiser. With the funds raised we have purchased a variety of books, games, and STEM activities for the learning commons. We will be hosting our second book fair March 20-23.
In December we were able to bring back our Community Christmas Readers. It was so nice to welcome community members into the school again. Sixteen different readers read to three different classes of students that rotated through. Afterwards, we were able to share sweets and refreshments in the library. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. Thank you to all that participated!
In January we will be featuring Jan Brett with grade 1 & 2; working our way through the dewey decimal system with grade 3 & 4, and continuing to allow learning through centers also during library time! Thank you to the parents for sharing the library books with their children and helping them to remember their books to exchange! A love of reading is often sparked at home. ♥️