October 13, 2016
Greetings Sageville families & staff,
Even though it is a short week next week, there is lots of information for you to look at in the newsletter. Don’t forget to come to your child’s conference and visit our pirate-themed book fair! Picture retakes are on Wednesday, October 19th.
Fundraiser forms are due tomorrow, remember there is no tax!
This week Mrs. Brimeyer met with the students in grades 3-5 and gave book talks on the 20 books that are on this year’s Iowa Children’s Choice Award reading list. Mr. Dyer taped the presentation, and it will soon be available to view on the Sageville School website under “Sageville Cinema.”
Over the summer Mrs. Brimeyer read all the books. This is the thirteenth year she has done this. She wants kids to get excited about reading good literature. Each student received a book mark with this year’s titles.
The Iowa Children’s Choice Awards is sponsored by Iowa Association of School Librarians. The purposes of the award are:
* to encourage kids to read more and read better books
* to give recognition to authors of children’s books
The award is unique in that Iowa students from all over the state in grades 3-6 choose the book that will receive the award. It is also these students who suggest the books for next year’s reading list. To be nominated, the book must be written by an American author and written in the last five years.
To be able to vote students must have read or have read to them at least two titles from the list. Voting will take place in March through the school library.
In May, the fifth grade students will participate in the district wide “Battle of the Books” using these books. Please encourage your child to participate!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, and keep tuned to the changing weather for your child’s outdoor needs!
For you children,