Wild West Book Fair

Howdy Partners,

It’s time to saddle up and read! Come on out and support our media center and get your holiday shopping done at the same time. More information is available on our book fair website.

We need our help to have a successful fair – particularly during the Thanksgiving feast hours. Volunteers who sign up to volunteer for at least 3 shifts will receive 10% off their purchases. At least 2 of those shifts should be “sales floor” shifts because volunteers who are familiar with the inventory and placement of books are most helpful to customers. 

Summer/Fall Happenings

Students are back in the swing of things in the media center. They have learned how to choose a book that is right for them, how to check in and out, how to take care of their books and how to find books using Destiny.

Some 3rd, 4th & 5th graders have been participating in Genre Bingo. The first prize party is October 6th. That is the same day as the fall festival.

We will announce the results of the Summer Reading Challenge after fall break. I can’t wait to see how well Blackwell did. We already know we were one of the top 4 elementary schools in the county! We were awarded a medal at the Pigs & Peaches Festival for our exceptional participation in the collaborative Summer Reading Program! It looks like 1st grade is in the lead for our school-wide competition, but anything can happen!

The book fair is coming soon. Students will make wish lists November 10th & 11th and shop 13th – 17th.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is underway! Last year Blackwell logged more minutes than any other elementary school in all of Cobb County. We need all our students to participate again this year so we can defend our title, and maybe earn a spot in the Scholastic Book of World Records.

The program is free! Students brought home a purple paper with their username, password and more information about how to access free books at the library and online. Please visit the Cobb Summer Reading page to log your minutes, find suggested reading lists, and learn about the benefits of summer reading. Students who have forgotten their Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge crazy usernames should contact their local Cobb Public Library. All students passwords were set to “read2017”.

To log into MackinVia, the username is the student’s lunch number/computer number (printed on library cards sent home with K-2nd graders). Most student passwords are set to “read”, though 4th and 5th graders may have set their own unique password. Make sure you drop down and choose Blackwell as your school!

 

 

Let’s Have S’more Fun With Books!

The spring book fair is almost here! Happy campers will be making wish lists on Thursday 3/23 and Friday 3/24. The book fair will be open for sales Monday 3/27 – Thursday 3/30. For more information, visit our book fair webpage. Blackwell’s Happy Camper Book Fair

We need you’re help to have a successful book fair. Volunteers who sign up for 3 or more slots will receive a 10% discount on their purchases! Please sign up to volunteer using this link. Blackwell Book Fair Volunteer SignUpGenius

Please consider sending in spare change with your child for the Book Fair Change Challenge. There will be a bucket for each grade level in the foyer each morning Monday 3/27 – Wednesday 3/29 . The teachers in the grade level that collects the most money will get to spend all the money on books for their classrooms!

Hope to see everyone there!

Read Across America Success!

Everyone had a great time celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Here’s some pictures of our classroom and grade level winners. Thank you to the KSU football players – including Blackwell alum Taylor Henkle – who visited and read with students. The students LOVED them! Go Owls!

Read Across America Day is coming!

Dr. Seuss would have been 113 years old on Thursday, March 2nd. Blackwell will be celebrating on Friday, March 3rd. K- 3 students are encouraged to participate in our annual book character costume parade. Please don’t go to any expense, but be creative with things that can be found around the house. Don’t forget to bring your book!

Please see the attached parent letter for more information.  RAA Parent Letter2017-1ebxqs0

Scary Story Contest

Recently, Mountain View Regional Library hosted a Scary Story contest with local author Sarah Reida. Twelve Blackwell students, along with students from other schools entered the contest. We are proud to announce that all of the winners are Blackwell students! Finalee V. won 1st place, Ava R. won 2nd place, and Boston S. took 3rd place. The girls will have their stories posted on the publisher’s website! They also won a copy of her book Monsterville: A Lissa Black Production. Mrs. Reida wrote each entrant a letter encouraging them to keep writing and giving them feedback on their stories. I’m so proud of all our particpants! (Kaydence M., Usuf A., Ariel O., Mia S., Kaelyn B., Zach F., Temilola O., and Ciara G also entered.)img_4922img_4923img_4919