Dear Parents/Guardians, September 2021
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are looking forward to a great year of reading and learning in the library. The Bowman Creek Elementary Library houses thousands of books and a wonderful computer lab. Our mission is to ensure that all students are effective users of ideas and information. With the aid of our resources and the goal of integrating technology, we hope to give all students the ability to be creative, life-long learners.
Weekly Library Visits
Your child will visit the library one to two times per week depending on grade level (see schedule below). During the scheduled library time, students will enjoy literature, learn the many skills needed to locate materials in a library and have the opportunity to practice digital citizenship and Computer Science skills. Each student may check out books during their library time.
Check Out Procedures
Kindergarten students check out one book, grades 1-5 will check out two books each week and all books are due on their scheduled library day. Students must have all books returned before being allowed to check out additional books so please help remind your students to bring back their book each week.
To ensure a positive learning environment for all, students are expected to be respectful, responsible and safe. These expectations will be taught and rules will be displayed in the library. Students who display these behaviors will be rewarded with positive reinforcement as well as other incentives.
We encourage all students to choose appropriate behavior. However, when a student chooses not to cooperate with these rules, the following consequences are implemented:
- A reminder to follow library rules will be given.
- Think Time. Students will be asked to go to the designated desk to think about how their behavior has interrupted their learning and those around them and/or to calm themselves before returning to their learning. If a student misses a significant amount of learning time, she/she will be asked to return during their recess time to make sure they are successful.
Mrs. Leyda will be teaching in the library Tuesday-Friday and Ms. Behrend will teach on Mondays. Ms. Wate, our amazing para educator, will be here each day. If you have questions or concerns please call or email both Ms. Behrend and myself so we can efficiently answer your questions in a timely manner.
We look forward to a great year.
Ms. Leyda Ms. Wate
Bowman Creek Librarian Library Para Educator
Weekly Library Schedule
Brown Goaslind-computer science
Celver Flatt- computer science
Wooding MacGurn-computer science