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February 26, 2016
Thank you for helping to raise money for Reading Is Fundamental in the BookSpring Read-a-thon.  
Many students participated.
We will have final numbers soon, and prizes will be delivered after Spring Break.
Bluebonnet Book winners are in!!!
3rd – 5th graders have been reading this year’s Bluebonnet books.
We voted for our favorite books the week of Jan. 25.
All students in 3rd – 5th grade got to vote for their favorite book.
3rd grade voted for A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Kingdom.
4th grade voted for The Night Gardener.
5th grade voted for A Hero’s Guide to Saving the Kingdom.
State wide the winner was When the Beat Was Born:  DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop.
Students participating in the Bluebonnet Challenge – the due date is March 21.
March 2 is the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and the call to READ ACROSS AMERICA.
We are, once again, inviting parents to our homerooms and share the love of reading with our students.
In addition to celebrating the birth of Dr. Seuss we are also focusing on  the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ezra Jack Keats on March 11!
Keats has long been recognized for his focus on diversity in his children’s picture books.
Anyone who wants to read to a class will be asked to read a Keats book.  I am currently collecting a copy of all the books Keats wrote.
We have 20 homerooms for readers.
Please email or call Mrs. Day to let her know you are interested.  jcday@austinisd.org  or
512-841-3900.
Thank you.
Maker Space in the Library
We are looking at adding Maker Space – type activities in the library this Spring. 
Our “guinea pigs” will be 4th and 5th grades – March 29th and 30th!
Are you looking for a place for all those old tee shirts?  We need all sizes and colors.  Clean please. 
We also need stiff “frame shapes” – old hula hoops, picture frames, bird cages, lamp shades, spherical frames… any size, any color, any material.
AND helpers – if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Day – jcday@austinisd.org or 512-841-3900.