Welcome to the Library 2016-2017 School Year!!

Book Bucks:
I will be giving “Book Bucks” for students who have returned all library items on time. We will have the “Book Buck Store” at the end of each grading period. Weekly student librarians will receive an extra buck!
Yellow slips will be given to students who have disobeyed the library rules. They will fill out two slips for each offense (one slip for the librarian and one for the classroom teacher). Appropriate classroom consequences will be given.
Returning Items:
Please remind your child to bring their library items back on their scheduled library day. If they are absent on their library day the items are automatically renewed for one week. Fines are not due until items are returned. K students will not be fined; 1st-6th are fined 25₵ per item per week. Students must have their library item with them to renew, otherwise it will be late. Grace is given that week if items are back before 9:00 Friday morning. Overdue notices will go out by email on Fridays. *For repeated overdue offenses the student may be asked to keep their library items in the classroom.* Replacement fees will be charged for damaged or lost items.
Mrs. Witte

National Library Week

In preparation for National Library Week (which will be the week we get back from spring break – April 10-14) we are going to celebrate the theme “Libraries Reform.” We will also talk about Kosciusko Literacy Services and their theme “Plant the Seed, READ!” That idea will be the April bulletin board theme. AND ALSO….National D.E.A.R. Day– Drop Everything and Read which is Tuesday, April 12th, which happens to be author Beverly Cleary’s birthday. I hope you take the time to celebrate!!
Here are a few facts about Mrs. Cleary:
Beverly Cleary is the acclaimed children's writer who created the popular Henry Huggins and Ramona series. Her numerous literary honors include the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.
The town where she grew up was too small for a library, so her mother arranged to have books shipped in from a nearby library. A lifelong lover of books, Cleary graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English and later received her library science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle.
In 2000, she was named a living legend by the Library of Congress.

TinCaps Reading K – 6th Program, January 9th - March 17th, presented by Longe Optical

(updated 01.12.17)

WCS will be participating in the TinCaps Reading Incentive Program during the 3rd grading period this year. The students will have the opportunity to improve their reading skills while earning a surprise gift and a ticket to a TinCaps baseball game.   The TinCaps Reading Program is divided into four segments representing a “base” on the baseball field. When a student completes a segment they will advance to the next base. The goal is to “hit a home run.”  
Grades K-1 do the following for each base
The verification slips can be turned in any time from Jan. 9th-March 10th
First Base
Sprint to 1st base - Listen to 5 books and send in the verification form
Second Base
Dash to 2nd - Read 2 books to an adult and send in the verification form
Third Base
Hustle to 3rd - Read 5 books to an adult and send in the verification form
Home Plate
Slide into home - Read 1 book about a sport and write 1-2 sentences about the sport.  Student needs to staple the paper with the sentences to the verification form.
Grades 2-6 do the following for each base . . .
Complete their regular AR points for the grading period, Jan. 9th - March 17th. Teachers will keep track of the student progress using a chart in the classroom and set individual goal points.  No verification slips are needed. Each student should achieve 25% of their AR goal to reach 1st base, 50% of their AR goal to reach 2nd base, 75% of their AR goal to reach 3rd base, and 100% of their AR goal to reach home plate. We will end the program one week before the end of the grading period to ensure the ticket forms reach the TinCaps deadline on time.
Each student that has made it to each base including home plate will receive a ticket order form. When students receive the ticket form DO NOT photocopy it, copies will NOT be accepted and ONE form per student is needed.  The student that participates and makes it to home plate is the only one who gets a free ticket.   You may order more tickets for the rest of your family on the order form.  In order for the WCS students to be seated together, all ticket order forms must be brought back to your child’s teacher or the school office before, but no later than Thursday, March 23rd, NO exceptions (sorry).  After the forms are received the actual tickets from the TinCaps office will be distributed approximately a week before the game date.
Upon completion . . . . a Home Run!!, students will receive a free ticket to the TinCaps baseball game which is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at 1:05 p.m. We will sit together and the students will receive a free hot dog, chips, soft drink and a surprise gift.  Mark your calendar today and save the date!
If you have further questions please call or email me.
Lois Witte
WCS Librarian

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Cati and Clara using a coo book from our library!