A TumbleBooks Library (K-6) subscription is now available to all staff and students of the CBE! You can access the resources from school, library, home, and mobile devices. This includes 1,100 resources including e-books, read-alongs, graphic novels, full-length chapter books, National Geographic videos, and puzzles and games based on TumbleBooks contents.
The Bookmark contest results are in! We had 142 entries this year, which means approximately half of the Hillhurst students entered. What awesome participation!! For the judging, a team of Hillhurst teachers created a short list of bookmarks for each class’s entries and the short list for each class was given to another class to choose a winner. The entr(ies) with the next highest number of votes was deemed the runner(s)-up.
Everyone who entered the contest will receive his or her laminated bookmark and a small prize at book exchanges the week of Oct 30-Nov 2. We will be featuring winning bookmarks as the giveaway bookmark in the learning commons. There will be 2 featured each month.
Thanks to the team of teachers for doing the first round of judging, to the teachers and students for doing the second round of judging, to Carol for laminating all the bookmarks and of course to all the students who entered the contest and shared their artistic talent with everyone!
On Monday October 23, 2017 we are having a Drop Everything and Read Day to celebrate Canadian School Library Day. This special day is to highlight the importance of school libraries to our students which promote literacy and the love of reading. At 11:05 - 11:20, everyone in the school will drop everything and read and we hope you will join us by having your own DEAR day wherever you are!
Calgary's #1 Readers Festival is on this week Oct 9-15. The kickoff event is at Memorial Park branch Monday from 10am - 2pm and is free!! There is a great lineup of children's authors and there are even some options for adults too!