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PS84

school for the visual arts & sciences

BOOK FAIR NOVEMBER 6TH, 7TH + 8TH

 

It is my pleasure to announce that PS 84 will hold its fall book fair this week. The book fair will take place Wednesday, November 6th, Thursday, November 7th and Friday, November 8th. 
 
We have partnered with WORD Books, a locally owned and operated book store in Greenpoint. Most books will cost between $3.99 and $12.99 with the majority being $3.99 and $4.99 paperbacks. 
 
All profits from the book fair will be used to purchase new books for our school library or our classrooms. Parents can always support PS 84's library by purchasing books at WORD Books and mentioning PS 84. 
 
Thank you so much for you continued support in building a culture of literacy in our school. 
 
Important Points to Remember: 
• Please send book fair money to school with your child in a sealed envelope. 
• Students will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their class only once. *
 
Sincerely, 
 
M. Berkshire 
Assistant Principal

*see attached link
http://attachment.benchmarkemail.com/c301892/Book_Fair_letter__Fall_2013.pdf 
 
 

Library Report

Holly McDade <photo.holly@gmail.com>, the head of our library committee, spoke at the PTA meeting, and sent over some follow up notes. Here's what Holly has to say (for more info, email her directly): 

Our volunteer run library has been very important to both PS 84 students and teachers. Each year the library has been growing bigger and better. This is our third year to check out books. 

The library always need volunteers. Since you'll be working directly with our students if you help out in the library, you must go through the Learning Leaders training. Please keep in touch with Ms. Lydia about the program. 

The library has a new teacher liaison - Ms. Vizcaino. 

On Amazon, we have a wish list of books. The wish list contains books that the students and teachers have requested, and also some books in areas that we are lacking. This month, I have added books that were lost or not returned last year. Please help your child keep up with returning the library books. In next few weeks, we will post more Spanish and graphic novels that are needed. 

If you'd like to buy a book (or books!) for our library, don't forget to start your shopping on our website's home page, and click on the Amazon button there.
When you land on the Amazon homepage, you will see wish list tab on the top far right. Go to the wish lIst section, and under it, in the pull down menu, you will see "find someone's wish list." You can type in something like just PS 84, and our wish list of books will appear. 

Also, there will be a Word book fair on November 6th, 7th and 8th. 

As a future fund raising request, the library needs up to date computers with research programs as well because the students need to learn how to do computer-based research. 

Holly

 

Contribute to the school library by buying books on our wish list

 

In conjunction with our students, library committee head, Holly McDade, has put together a wish list of books on Amazon.  If you have questions, please email her:  Holly McDade <photo.holly@gmail.com>
 
If you'd like to buy a book (or books!) for our library, don't forget to start your shopping on our website's home page, and click on the Amazon button there.
 
When you land on the Amazon homepage, you will see wish list tab on the top far right.  Go to the Wish LIst section, and under it, in the pull down menu, you will see "find someone's wishlist."  You can type in something like just PS 84, and our wish list of books will appear.
 

 

LIBRARY REQUEST LIST

 

Holly McDade, the head of the library committee, book together this request list:
 

General Areas Needed:

 

Fairy Tales in Spanish

Fairy Tales in English

Easy Chapter Books in Spanish

Spanish Artists:  Musicians, Actors, and Artist Geography

History: American, States, World, and Countries

Social Sciences

Computer Sciences

Science

Poetry: Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Edward Lear, Roald Dahl, and T.S. Elliot

 

Titles Needed:

 

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Fire Cat by Esther Holden Averil

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott 

Tales from the Odyssey #1: The One-Eyed Giant by Mary Pope Osborne 

American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne

Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions by Don Wulffson 

My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World by Margriet Ruurs

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! By Mo Willems

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann

The Composition by Antonio Skarmeta

Living Sunlight by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

Dear Juno by Soyung Pak

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

Tea with Milk by Allen Say

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed on the Apollo 11on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis

A Single Shard by Linda Sue

Animalia by Graeme Bas

City Tales  by Geof Smith

Willoughby the Lion by Greg Foley (and any Foley Titles)

PS 84 Recipient of Book Donation

This year, we participated in the Books 4 Our School contest, and due to the high number of votes recevied, PS 84 came in third!

 

PS 84 is getting a donation of apporximately 100 books from the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents. Together, these organizations foster literacy throught the New York city metro area.

 

Throughout April, parents demonstrated their commitment to children's literacy by working within their neighborhoods to garner the most votes for their children's school. 

 

Thanks go out to fund raising committee head Elka Nikolova for publicizing this contest and working to get all the votes. Great job!

 

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