Check Out What's Going On @Library!
The DPIS Glog is our online resource for families to use as a trusted portal for your students. http://craigseasholes.edu.glogster.com/dpis
. You'll find a changing array of resources, all of them "librarian approved" including this month's focus on
While you're there, click on the link to see student glogs in this presentation.
Here's a link to our March Newsletter.
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The Northwest Literacy Foundation granted @DPISchool1 $5000 worth of books which we've selected from the University Bookstore and are busily adding to the stacks. A gift like this is transformative; there's no limit to our gratitude. Talk with your child bout the importance of reading and send your thanks to http://nwliteracy.com/pageContactUs
Award Winning Author Visit with Javaka Steptoe
Four days after learning his newest book, "Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michael Basquiat" was awarded both the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration Javaka Steptoe presented two assemblies to DPIS students courtesy to Antioch University's Multicultural Children's Book Festival.
It was a "storybook" visit, indeed with students acting out the book as Steptoe narrated the meat of the story, then fielding questions. "Radiant Child" is now #4 on the NYTimes BestSeller list. Thanks again to Antioch University Seattle for their efforts bringing Javaka to our students...and for donating books to our library!
Our second Donor's Choose grant of the year to add @PlayOsmo systems to our library iPad activity centers is now actively accepting Donor's Choose funding. Forward this link to friends you know who can help. An anonymous donor recently gave $500 to the PTA to benefit the library, and books are on the shelves.
Our library won a $1000 NEA grant for books that were distributed to Students beginning on Read Across America Day on March 2nd.http://www.nea.org/grants/61668.htm http://www.nea.org/grants/61668.htm
Two other local authors who have visited DPIS deserve mention and thanks here as well. Author Stephanie Barden
visited on Nov 16th and delighted 3rd graders with her "Cinderella Jones" books. Thanks are also due to Stephanie and her husband for their ongoing and generous support of our school library.
Another local author, Clare Hodgson Meeker
dropped by DPIS and spoke with a small group of soccer fans reading her "Soccer Dreams" about a boy growing up on Beacon Hill who dreams of playing in the MLS.
Our library and information technology (LIT) program provides a unique environment for celebrating literacy and learning to use information effectively School LIT framework here. At Dearborn Park, students visit the library each week to check out books and participate in whole-group lessons focusing on literature appreciation and information technology skills. Our librarian collaborates with teachers to ensure that all students are effective users and producers of ideas and information.
Our Librarian, Craig Seasholes is a Beacon Hill resident and active member of district, state and national librarians' associations. Craig was named 2016 Washington State Teacher Librarian of the Year. A friend recorded this LIT-TL rap describing all the things that librarians do. Listen up!
Volunteers: Please help keep our library program growing. Drop in help is welcome, regular volunteers ROCK! Stop by or email Mr Seasholes.