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  • There are so many things to celebrate when it comes to reading!

    The media center is a place of wonder and a place we encourage everyone to wonder. We're excited to start a new school year and have many goals and activities this year. 

    August 10           
    Orientations and Check outs begin
    August 19          
    Last day to collect books for Book Swap
    August 23-24   
    Book Swap for students in grades 3-5
    August 25-26
    Book Swap for students in grades K-2
    Happy Reading!
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  • We are rocking and rolling with our improved morning broadcast.   The students have done a great job getting acclimated to the new equipment. Based on the application process, these are the students who will be a part of WSSN for 2016-2017.  Students with a star beside their name will need to reapply in the spring.  They can come to the Media Center on March 1st to get a new appliction. 

    Elizabeth Matthews                                               Jack Bourgeois

    Kayla Henry                                                         Camilla Weigle

    Sofia Mendez                                                        Liv Teverino

    Gracyn Blalock                                                      Alex Dunn

    Charlotte Bullington                                              Lizzy Kelley

    Mary Jane Mayfield                                               Mae Bullington

    Ellie Smith                                                            Annie Elliott

    Gracie Granger                                                     Addi Morelli

    Joseph Moseley                                                     Frances Storey

    Lauren Poston                                                       Ella Carmona          

    Priscilla Horton                                                      Andy Watters

    Elijah Estabrook                                                    Eleanor Rand Lines

    Ella Gardenhire                                                      Saia Wilson

    Sarah Bradbury                                                      Alyssa Ramirez

    Gus Lloyd                                                               Emma Scott

    *Kharmen Philemon                                               *Avery Graus

    *David Mosgovoy                                                  *Jake Krawczyk

    *Anna Marie Krans                                                *Lily Konigsmark

    *William Bennett                                                   *Nadia Parker

    *Xavier Virgil                                                                      

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  • Would you like the opportunity to contribute to our collection?  Be a part of Our Birthday Book Club.  The students will have the opportunity to select a new library bound book just waiting to be added into circulation.   I will send home a flyer at the beginning of their birthday month; just complete and return the form with a $12.00 donation.  Your child will pick a book for the birthday clown to deliver to them at the end of the month.  The book with have a donation label in the front so each time that book is checked out, they will see who is responsible for donating it to the library.   

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  • The Fall Book Fair has arrived! The book fair hours for the week of September 19-23 are: 


    Monday-Thursday  8:30 am – 4:00 pm

    Friday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

    You can also shop online through  at  


    We will again have the All For Books campaign to ensure as many children as possible receive books and have access to books. When you donate, three wonderful things happen:


    1.  We keep all donated money to help our kids with book purchases here at West Side.
    2. Scholastic will add this amount to our total sales which increases our profit and benefits all students here at West Side
    3. Scholastic will match our total and those of other participating schools and donate up to One Million Books to children in need through:  Kids In Need Foundation and Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc.
    When you come to the Book Fair which will be located in the Auditorium, there will be an All For Books donation box by the registers.  Please consider a donation of any amount.  Every little bit helps!  When you donate you can fill out a book slip with your child’s name on it.   All signed book slips will be displayed with pride on the wall at our school. 

     On behalf of the students and teachers of our school, thank you in advance for your participation!



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    Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl List 2016-2017

    Appleblossom the Possum

    Book Scavenger

    Circus Mirandus


    Death by Toilet Paper

    Fish in a Tree

    Fuzzy Mudd

    Half a World Away


    Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

    Rain Reign

    The Red Pencil

    Roller Girl

    Stella by Starlight

    The Terrible Two
    The Thing About Jellyfish

    Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

    The War that Saved my Life

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  • Children's Book Week ~ May 12-16, 2016

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  • Screen Free Week ~ May 2-8, 2016

    Screen Free Week was created to remind everyone (children and adults) that life isn't meant to only be spent in front of a screen. The screen can be your TV, computer, XBox/Wii, Kindle, iPad, or even your smart phone. It's a time to take a break from electronics and explore the world around you. Being screen-free doesn't mean ignoring school or work duties - use the electronics to do what you must, but then take a break. You'll be amazed with how much time you'll find without the screen!
    If you feel a little overwhelmed at the thought, here are some ideas and links to get you started:
    • Read a book
    • Play a board game
    • Draw a picture
    • Play outside
    • Take a walk
    • Ride a bike
    • Bake some cookies
    • Talk with your friends (face to face instead of just texting!)
    • Visit the Screen-Free website for even more ideas!
    Mrs. Moseley and her children are going to take the challenge - will you? See Mrs. Moseley for an Activity Log if you're willing to take this challenge. Those who successfully complete the challenge can turn in the Activity Log and will receive a special certificate and get a free book!!!

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  • Read Across America
    We celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday and Read Across America during the whole month of March. After all, reading and Dr. Seuss are both amazing - so why celebrate on just one day?




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