3 R’s – reading, reading, reading! Roxhill Elementary literacy updates

Thanks to Roxhill Elementary library teacher Chris Robert for sharing the report and photos:

– Like Sanislo, Roxhill has received its shipment of $6,000 in books from its 2013-14 partnership with the Seattle Public Libraries funded by an Allen Family Foundation Grant. Many thanks to Sanislo Librarian Craig Seasholes and former Roxhill Librarian Pat Bliquez for securing this partnership.

– Thank you to the Friends of the Library for its donation of 2,500+ books to give away to Roxhill students. Books are covering the lunchroom tables, and students will select at least five books each when they come with their families for conferences … continuing through Tuesday.

– Author and illustrator Wendy Wahman visited, spoke, and drew with Roxhill 1st and 2nd graders. Ms. Wahman read her story “Snowboy 1, 2, 3” and shared her process when illustrating books. Thanks to the PTA for funding this event.

Roxhill’s Book Fair @ Barnes & Noble included read-alouds by Roxhill teachers, parents, and students. ([Above] is a pic of teacher Mike Nguyen.)

We appreciate receiving school news we can share with the wider community – both after events happen, and info ahead of time for potential coverage by a WSB crew – e-mail us at editor@westseattleblog.com any time!

P.S. Seattle Public Schools‘ Thanksgiving break is just a few days away – one-hour early dismissal on Wednesday, then Thursday and Friday off, back to school Monday, December 1st. (As mentioned above, elementary schools have conferences instead of classes in the days before Thanksgiving.)

3 Replies to "3 R's - reading, reading, reading! Roxhill Elementary literacy updates"

  • sc November 23, 2014 (3:49 pm)

    “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.”

    ― Walt Disney

  • RoxStar November 23, 2014 (6:20 pm)

    So glad Lil Harrison made the blog!

  • Craig Seasholes November 24, 2014 (8:37 pm)

    Great things are happening @seapubschools, including support from Seattle Public Library. Thanks for sharing the good news.

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