Media Center Buzz
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 10Orientations and Check outs beginAugust 19Last day to collect books for Book SwapAugust 23-24Book Swap for students in grades 3-5August 25-26Book Swap for students in grades K-2Happy Reading!
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
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.
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:
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.
- We keep all donated money to help our kids with book purchases here at West Side.
- Scholastic will add this amount to our total sales which increases our profit and benefits all students here at West Side
- 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.
On behalf of the students and teachers of our school, thank you in advance for your participation!
Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl List 2016-2017
Appleblossom the Possum
Death by Toilet Paper
Fish in a Tree
Half a World Away
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes
The Red Pencil
Stella by Starlight
The Terrible Two
The Thing About Jellyfish
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
The War that Saved my Life
Children's Book Week ~ May 12-16, 2016
Screen Free Week ~ May 2-8, 2016Screen 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:
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!!!
- 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!
- Read a book
Read Across AmericaWe 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?