Thursday, September 30, 2010

Library Award!

Mrs. Fournier won an award! The Round Rock ISD Library Services Department has awarded Mrs. Fournier $4200 towards the purchase of new books for our students! That's about 1 book per student!

How did she earn it? For keeping the collection fresh and weeding out overworn or unused books, for increasing circulation in the library 25% in one year by buying new, exciting books that students want to read!

Mrs. Fournier already has a wishlist that's worth $10,000 of books, so she'll pare it down and place her order soon! Look for these bew books before the semester ends!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Library Grant

Mrs. Fournier and Ms. Decker co-wrote a grant together earlier this year to buy a Promethean Board for the Library. Promethean Boards are a fun way to learn! Imagine a huge interactive whiteboard that students can use to engage with by using their finger or a stylus to drag and drop pictures, draw, write or spell. The cost of a Promethean Board is $1772.70.

We found out today that we were awarded the full amount from the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation! This PIE Grant came to award the money to Mrs. Fournier with a big check in the middle of a meeting. Mrs. Fournier gets kind of nervous with surprises, but was still thrilled to receive the money.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Book Fair is next week!

Our Book Fair is coming next week! Check out our Book Fair homepage for more details!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Library Grant

Donate to the Forest North Library grant at!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This Year's Bluebonnet Book Award Nominees!

Here is an animoto video Mrs. Fournier made to introduce the new Bluebonnet Book Award nominees. She will show it to 3rd-5th graders next Tuesday and Wednesday!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

PTA Fundraiser: Lunch with the Librarian

The Parent Teacher Association here at Forest North has a goal of 100% staff and parent participation this year. Mrs. Fournier already paid her $6 dues and ordered her awesome $13 Forest North t-shirt. The shirt features awesome art by one of our very own students!

Have you joined PTA yet? The money helps to keep us registered as an official PTA organization, and funds all of our awesome activities like Fall Carnival, Field Trips, Field Day and more!

In order to help the PTA, the library has joined forces for a special treat. At every PTA meeting this year, two members will be drawn from a hat. Each of those members gets lunch with the librarian! The student, student's classroom teacher and Mrs. Fournier will work together to make a good time for lunch together, at which time the student will get to choose a free, awesome book to keep forever! How cool is that?

If you haven't already, please join the PTA to support Forest North and to enter your student in our Lunch with the Librarian contest!

See you at the Library, Eagles!

Back to School!

The year has started off wonderfully. We have lots of excellent readers here at Forest North that I am super excited to show all of our new books to!

Due to staffing limitations, Forest North unfortunately had to destaff the library assistant position over the summer. Due to this, the library needs the help of consistent volunteers more than ever! Thanks to parents who have already stopped by to help cover books, shelve books, straight shelves, work the circulation desk, and helped kids find the books they need in the library! Our students need a well-staffed, well-run library and I couldn't do it without you.

Please help your child remember to take care of his or her library book/s, and to return them promptly. Checkouts are for two weeks, but your student comes to the library at least once a week. Remember as well that parent accounts have unlimited checkouts, so if you'd like to stock up on bedtime stories or great literature for Reading homework, stop by after school or during Library Night to get a stack!

Thanks again for all your support. I'll see you at the library!