Deck The Halls: These Books Are Jolly

‘Tis the season for reading! To celebrate, the SWES primary library (grades K-2) is hosting a reading challenge. If your student reads at home for at least 15 minutes on three different days, he/she will get to decorate an ornament that will deck the halls in our school to spread reading cheer. A participation slip will be sent home with your student during their library time in the near future. Join in the festivities and read along with your student, or encourage him/her to read independently. Season’s Readings!


In other reading news, students in grades 3-5 at Southwestern Elementary School competed in a library challenge for a chance to dress up their own “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Standee for Halloween. The contest required students to complete and score well on an online quiz about “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books. Two students were randomly chosen from those who scored well enough to be entered into the contest.


To open the school year, parents, students and staff were invited to sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. More than a dozen pages of signatures were collected in support of this national initiative launched by the American Library Association (ALA) this fall. According to the ALA website, this campaign was started to, “build the public will and sustained support for America’s right to libraries of all types academic, special, school and public.” SWCS thanks you for your continued support.



Books were purchased from winning the Best Elementary School Entry of a local competition for innovative and creative designing of thematic book ends. The book end theme was: A book is a movie that takes place in the mind of the reader. The book ends were designed by Southwestern Library Aide Rozella Philbrick. SWCS would like to thank Mrs. Philbrick for a job well done and for the new books.