May 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

We will be enjoying chosen books to celebrate Children’s Book Week 2017.

Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Established in 1919, it is the annual celebration of books for young people and for the joy of reading.

Featured Titles

Little Blue and Little Yellow

Bee

Bunny’s Book Club

Goodnight, Numbers

Bird, Balloon, Bear

A Greyhound, a groundhog

House to Raise a Mom

 

Feed Your Mind Café

The students that have met their personal goal for the year will be participating in the second Feed Your Mind Café 2017.

When: May 15th-May 17th    During the student’s library times they will be able to spend points earned on prizes and treats. I would love to see 100% participation! Encourage your children to keep reading!!

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

 

April 2016

March 2016

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

This is a magical month with lots of stories about leprechaun shenanigans, rainbows and pots of gold. We can’t forget the story of St. Patrick and how he was kidnapped, sold as a slave only to later change the history of a nation and the world.

Featured Titles

So Far From Home

And God Bless the Irish

Finn McCool

Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland

The Last Snake in Ireland

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potatoe

February 2017

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

This month the students will explore Fractured Fairy Tales. This is a story we already know yet the characters, setting or plot are slightly changed. Fractured Fairy Tales boost reading skills and build fluency. I know the students will enjoy this read-a-loud fun and acting out some of these stories.

Featured Titles

  • Little Late Riding Hood
  • Cinderella is so Annoying
  • Yours Truly, Goldilocks
  • Rafunzel
  • Slurping Beauty

January 2016

A Note from Mrs. Fennessy

The Feed Your Mind Café is this month- January 23-25, during class library times!! Students that have reached their personal reading goal will be able to participate in this very fun event. They have been reading books and taking Accelerated Reader quizzes. Tickets are given to the students on Feed Your Café day.  These tickets reflect the points they earned taking AR quizzes.  The students have the opportunity to turn their tickets in for prizes and food treats. This is a celebration of reading, hard work and reaching goals.

Featured Titles

  • Martins Big Words
  • Martin and Mahalia
  • Popcorn Dragon
  • Mommy Hugs
  • Daddy Hugs
  • A Book of Hugs
  • Three Questions
  • Baboushka and the Three Kings

 

 

 

December 2016

A note from Mrs. Fennessy

The Christmas season brings an abundance of joy, excitement and anticipation.  At times it can also be hectic and stressful.  This is why I try to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere in the St. Peter’s library… especially during this month!  The students can enjoy quiet reading time in cozy spots. They can work in different areas in the library on a Christmas puzzle, browse cook books and write down interesting recipes or create a kaleidoscope. We enjoy gingerbread cookies after reading about the Gingerbread boy and the famous German baker Christopher Ludwick, a German baker who helped win the American Revolution. Our tree is lit. It is time to prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus and what better place to do this then in our sweet, peaceful school library! Blessings to you all this season.

Featured Titles

  • Gingerbread for Liberty
  • Who Put the Cookie in the Cookie Jar
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Gingerbread Boy
  • The Doorbell Rang
  • The Littlest Angel

 

November 2016

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy

Our Scholastic Book Fair was a great success!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and made purchases. Because of your enthusiasm and generosity we have a nice profit which will go to ordering new books for the Library.

In Library This Month

Themes for this month include Book Week, Thanksgiving, Colonial America and  Native Americans.  The titles we will be reading aloud are :

  • The Great Thanksgiving Escape
  • Thanksgiving Rules
  • Thank You, Sarah
  • The Firefighters’ Thanksgiving
  • Hello Harvest Moon
  • People of the Breaking Day

Important Dates & Reminders

Class Library Days

  • Mondays – Third and Fifth Grade
  • Tuesday – K5, First, Second and Fourth Grade
  • Wednesday – K4 and Sixth Grade

As always, the students will be encouraged to take Accelerated Reader tests and we will look at their Personal Reading Goal sheet at the end of the month.  We are working toward reaching their half goal point in order to be able to come to the January Feed Your Mind Café.

October 2016 Scholastic Book Fair

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Book Fair

Oct. 3 – Oct. 7

School Library

Preview Featured Titles

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!
Mrs. Fennessy

Shop Online

Support our school by shopping online!

  • Send student wish lists to family and friends
  • Shop teachers’ classroom wish list
  • Shop our expanded selection of books
  • Purchase books online or through the Book Fairs app

Come back 09/25 – 10/08 to Shop.

Find the right books in a snap.

Get the Book Fair app and shop the Online Fair directly from your device! You can also view book details, including age, grade, and reading levels. Find out more

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Our Book Fair Goal

Thank you for helping us encourage kids to read!

$6,000

Book Fair Sales

Book Fair
Contact

COLLEEN FENNESSY

We accept the following payment methods at our Fair:

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Checks St. Peter’s Catholic School

 

September 2016

 

 

A Note From Mrs. Fennessy ….or my Pirate name Squidlips Jones 🙂

ARRRGH you ready to READ mateys?  This month we will enjoy reading about Pirates.  September 19th is National Talk Like a Pirate Day so let’s get our Piratatude on jump into some adventurous stories of treasures, ships, maps and seas.

Featured Titles

  • How I Became a Pirate
  • Pirates Don’t Change Diapers
  • Treasure Island
  • Pirate Pete
  • Brickbeards Treasure
  • The Map to Everywhere
  • Roger the Jolly Pirate
  • Pirates! Raiders of the High Seas

Important Dates & Reminders

Scholastic Book Fair October 3-7

Grandparents Day October 7

Angels in the Vista Auction November 11

 

 

 

August 2016

Welcome!

I am looking forward to seeing all of the students next week. Take a look at what day your child will be coming to the Library.

  • Monday – Grade 3 and Grade 5
  • Tuesday -K5, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 4
  • Wednesday – K4, Grade 6

We will use the next two weeks going over rules and procedures and filling out our Personal Reading Goal sheets.

Your child will have the opportunity to take quizzes on books they have read using the computer program Renaissance – Accelerated Reader.  Points are awarded after a student takes a quiz. These points are recorded and tracked each month. To keep the students motivated, we will have a celebration in January and May.  The students that have reached their goals will be invited to The Feed Your Mind Café.  At the Café they will be able to use their earned points to purchase prizes and food treats.  This is an exciting time for the students. They all seem to love it! Encouraging your child to read will help them reach their goal.  Believe me, nobody wants to miss out on The Feed Your Mind Café!

August 23rd 6:30pm Back to School Night

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Colleen Fennessy