May 19 is Poem in Your Pocket Day
Friday, May 19th has been selected as Poem in Your Pocket Day. It's great fun. Students may write a poem or find a poem they like and share it with anyone, staff, other students, and parents/volunteers. Mr. Day will be on the playground for all three lunch recess times to listen to as many poems as possible. Having a poem is not a required. Just for those who wish to partake.
Book Fair Huge Success
This was the best Book Fair ever! Thanks to the Echo Lake PTA every student selected a $5 book of their choice, or received $5 credit toward a book. Thank you so much for the PTA who donated $2,519. 17 to make this happen.
Online Book Fair Now Open
The Online portion of the Scholastic Book Fair is now open. To view the book fair click here.
The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to Echo Lake
When Spring arrives, the Scholastic Book Fair at Echo Lake can't be far behind. This year's book fair runs one week, March 31-April 7 and is a great place to get wonderful books for the whole family. The book fair hours are listed below. The Scholastic Book Fair is the EL library's biggest fund raising event. Echo Lake will keep 25% of net sales to purchase new and replacement books for the library shelves. The book fair has special evening hours on the April 6 during the open house.
This year, a very special twist was added: The Echo Lake PTA donated $2,500 to a special school fund. This will give every student $5.00 credit to purchase a book (or books) at the book fair! THANK YOU PTA! This credit is only good for purchases at the Book Fair and for BOOKs only. No change will come to the student if the purchase of a book is less than $5.00. This is an amazing opportunity for every student to get an awesome book of their choice at the book fair!
The online book fair will begin on Friday, March 24. Parents, if you send money to school with your child, please include sales tax at 9.5% for every item. Scholastic and Echo Lake cannot give students money for sales tax.
The book fair is labor intensive, and the need for volunteers is great. There are many opportunites and time slots to help at the book fair: set up, cashiering, and breakdown. Click on the link to the SIGNUP website and find the volunteer times that work for you. All volunteers are given $5.00 credit, one time, to spend at the book fair.
Book Fair Hours
Friday, March 31 8:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday, April 4 8:30am-4:00pm
Wed., April 5 8:30am-4:00pm
Thurs., April 6 8:30am-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm (Open House)
Friday, April 7 8:30am-9:15am
Author Kevin Emerson met with Grades 5-6
On March 16, local author Kevin Emerson, met with Echo Lake's 5th and 6th graders, in the EL library. Mr. Emerson presented on his journey to be a writer, and the development of his latest book, Last Day on Mars. The students were very polite, asked interesting questions, and stayed attentive through the entire 60 minute event. Mr. Emerson had a great rapport with the students. The event was sponsored by Third Place books at no cost to Echo Lake.
Author to Meet with Grades 5-6
On March 16, grades 5-6 will meet with local author, Kevin Emerson, to discuss his latest book, The Last Day on Mars. Third Place Books is sponsoring the event. This exciting new science fiction book is available for purchase at a price of $18.60 including tax. If you want to purchase a book, return the pre-order sale form with a check for $18.60 made out to Third Place Books. Cash in exact change is also welcome.
Students who purchase a book, can get it autographed if they wish. No student is required to purchase the book. This event will be in the Echo Lake library at 10:15-11:15 Thursday, March 16. All families and community members are welcome to join us. Hope to see you there. To see a trailer for the book, click here. For more information about author Kevin Emerson, check out his website here.
EL Hosts Author for K-1
The Echo Lake Library hosted author Louis Thomas for all second grade. Mr. Thomas discussed his new book, "Hug It Out." This is a wonderful book about solving problems with siblings. He also shared his book, artwork and some of his work as an animator for Pixar.
Fourth Graders Study Biographies
El's fourth grade students just completed a study of biographies.
The questions they studied were:
What is a biography?
Why do we write and read biographies?
What's the difference between an autobiography and a biography?
Check Out Guidelines Posted
Checkout guidelines are now set for the 2016-17 school year. The list states the maximum number books a student may have checked out any time by grade level. The numbers are not set in stone. If you feel your child needs to have their check out adjusted, please contact Echo Lake librarian, Mr. Day. As always, if a student has any overdue books, they may not check out any new books.
- ADK One Book
- 1st Grade Three Books
- 2nd Grade Four Books
- 3rd Grade Four Books
- 4th Grade Four Books
- 5th Grade Three Books
- 6th Grade Four Books
End of Summer Library
Posted on August 17, 2016 by bcruz
It is time to put away the flip flops and flamingos and get ready for the start of a new school year! The Library will be OPEN on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24TH, 10 to 12pm and 6 to 7:30pm to RETURN BOOKS ONLY. Start your new school year with no outstanding books.
Echo Lake Students are Amazing!!!
Posted on November 9, 2015 by bcruz
Echo Lake Students are Amazing!!! You have already read 36, 404,271 WORDS since the beginning of school!!! Keep it up and we will surpass our 202 million from last year!
Check out the Alexandria researcher at home and see the Book Trailers Bulletins!
THE WINNERS ARE!!!
Posted on September 7, 2015 by bcruz
The Winners for the $25 Gift Certificate to Third Place Books are: Richelle Garcia, Pearl Quesada and Kole Riester!
Come to the Library at any time to pick up your Certificate. I want to thank again Carol Delsuc for her gift of the certificates and the gift of her time this summer!
Last Day of Summer Reading!
Posted on August 21, 2015 by bcruz
We finished the Summer Reading with over 100 students participating. Thank you to all who volunteered to be our Guest Readers and participated. Our final reader was Mr. Lohman.