Monday, February 22, 2016

Double Authors Next Week!

Yippee!!  Two author visits in one week.  First, on Tuesday, our 1st and 2nd graders will meet with Jory John thanks to Green Bean Books and just last week we were offered the opportunity to have Tui Sutherland, author of the Wings of Fire series, come to visit us via Powell's. She also is the author of The Menagerie series and will be sharing her work with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes who have opted to attend.  Both events will happen in our Lower School Library and optional pre-order forms for the Tui Sutherland are available in this week's Wednesday Express (note the Friday deadline).

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Go Guinness Goats!

Nine teams competed in the eight battles in our in-house OES Oregon Battle of the Books. For the past few months, 4th and 5th graders have been hard at work reading the 16 OBOB books and preparing for the battles during Library and regular class time.  Pre-battles during Library classes last week determined which teams would represent their class in the the final battles yesterday.
The winning team, "The Guinness Goats" from Tina Akehurst's 5th grade class, won against the Golden Aardvarks (George P., Kiley F., Ava K., Sonali K. and Mason K.) from Rachel Taylor's 4th grade class in the semi-final round. Congratulations to "The Guinness Goats"-Logan C., spokesperson, Julia M., Sarah S., Arun S., and Julian F!
This team will go on to compete at the Region 1 Competition at Westview High School, March 5th. Next month there will be 11 regional competitions across the state to determine who will go to the state competition in Salem.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Jory John in March

So excited to offer our students, in 1st and 2nd grades, the chance to meet with author Jory John on March 1st at 1:00 in the Lower School Library.  As always, we offer the optional opportunity to purchase a book for your child through Green Bean Books, our supporter of this visit.