During the week of October 15th, students had the opportunity to share #WhyIWrite or #WhyIDon’tWrite.

As we continue to improve literacy at Griffin Middle School, our next phase is to focus on teaching students to become better writers. However, we first must know the “why” before we begin planning a writing program that will benefit our students.



Fall Book Fair

October 29-November 2

8-4 PM in the Library

Link to Book Fair Info:


Wear your costume on October 31st
to win book fair prizes!

Can’t make it to the book fair?
Online shopping is available
October 21-November 1st!
Click on this link to shop:

New! Don’t send cash with your student!
Create an e-wallet!
Info Link: https://bit.ly/2I3I8j4

Biblionasium Collaboration

Wildcat Teachers!

Seeking teachers interested in Biblionasium collaboration! I have four teachers who have brought students to the library learning commons to learn how to use Biblionasium! It’s a fantastic tool for reading logs, reading challenges, and student created virtual bookshelves and book reviews. Get rid of the paper reading logs! Instantly see how many minutes your students have read each day or week! Easy assessment, and you can even share with parents!

Email [email protected] today to schedule a Biblionasium lesson with your students!



Library Learning Commons Writing Center Volunteers Needed

Wildcat Teachers and Students,

The library learning commons is creating a writing center to encourage students to submit their writing assignments for editing and feedback prior to submitting for a grade.

Teachers interested in forming a team for our students to submit assignments for editing/feedback, please complete the form below.

Students interested in being on a peer editing team, please complete the following Microsoft Form. Guidance by Griffin teachers will be provided to peer editors.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

“Enchanted Forest” Fall Book Fair October 29-November 2


FalBook Fair shop in-person dates: October 29-November 2, 2018

Fall Book Fair online sales dates: October 21-November 1, 2018. (Online purchases available during these dates at the link below)
Theme: Enchanted Forest

Student Activities:

1.) Students will have the opportunity to dress up in their favorite “Enchanted Forest” themed costumes to win book fair prizes on Wednesday, October 31st!

2.) All For Books Lollipop Pull. Donate 25 cents to provide books to classroom libraries. Pull a lollipop to see if you win a book fair prize!

3.) Guess how many fairy bracelets are in the jar to win a book fair prize!

Teacher Activities:

1.) Teacher Book Fair Preview on Monday, October 29th from 7:30-8:00 am.

2.) Teacher Wish List

3.) Teacher Book Fair Raffles

4.) “Discover Your Story” Enchanted Forest Classroom Contest (Details to come soon!)

Link to the 2018 Griffin Middle School Fall Book Fair: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/griffinmiddleschool


Jacket 2 Jacket Reading Contest


The Jacket 2 Jacket Reading Program is sponsored by Georgia Technical College and the Atlanta Dream Women’s Basketball Team. It takes place each year during the month of October.

Information for the 2018 Jacket 2 Jacket Reading Program

Link to Jacket 2 Jacket website: http://dream.wnba.com/jacket-2-jacket-reading-program/

Link to the Jacket 2 Jacket Parent Packet: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/geot/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/j2j-1718-parent-packet.pdf

All prizes are provided by Georgia Technical College. Students must attend the designated Atlanta Dream Basketball game to receive prizes. See packet for details.

Students Sign-Up HERE by completing the Microsoft Form. Mrs. Quintana will provide you with a Jacket 2 Jacket Reading Packet after completing the form.

New York City Trip: Fall Break 2019



Mrs. Quintana is hosting a student trip to New York City during fall break 2019. If you are interested, you must enroll by September 28, 2018. There is a $50 discount if you register by September 24th. Below is a Power Point, flyer, and link to register, which also includes additional links to answer your questions about the trip.

Trip Sponsor: EF Tours

Chaperones: Mrs. Quintana, Mr. Quintana, Mr. Gillihan

New York City Brochure

New York City Brochure

Power Point

New York City Power Point

Link to EF Tours New York City Trip Site