The PTF Scholastic Book Fair is an annual event that offers SMES readers, young and old, terrific opportunities to learn about new books, share favorite reads with friends, and shop! The book fair will be open to all starting Monday after school through Friday morning.
This year, thanks to the efforts of co-chairs Betsy Denham and Tammy Tsunoda in collaboration with Whale of a Tale Book Shoppe, the book fair is sprinkled with author and illustrator visits! Lower School students in grades 1–5 will have the opportunity to listen to an . . .Read the full story »
Early each school year, Librarian’s all throughout America celebrate Banned Books Week. Banned Books week is all about raising awareness to the fact that acts of censorship are still too prevalent in our modern society. Hundreds of library books are challenged each year meaning that people formally request that the book be removed from the library shelves. Librarians all around America, strive to uphold the 1st Amendment by ensuring that their library users have access to books and resources even those that might be unappealing, distasteful, or scary to some.
I think that reading is more enjoyable when thoughtful discussion follows. Book discussions are lively, thoughtful, and fun and I invite all to participate regularly in a book discussion group this year. Here are discussion opportunities to be on the lookout for at SMES:
For Parents and Adults: The SMES Literary Discussion series meets four times a year and each discussion is facilitated by a different . . .Read the full story »
When you visit the library these first few days of school you will be totally awed and amazed. Thanks to the generousity of our PTF Fund a Need, the library has been transformed into a modern learning center with the space and tools to meet all learners needs and styles.
Make a point of visiting the library to check out all the new features. Bring your mobile device or borrow a library ipad mini to use as you take a self guided QR code tour. Here are . . .Read the full story »