Events

2020 Read-A-Thon!

Our annual fundraiser, Read-A-Thon, is here! The official reading days are from February 18-March 2. SES students received all of their information packets and bookmarks on February 18.


To make a pledge click here.


We have lots of amazing prizes for top fundraisers and top readers, plus TONS of exciting activities planned for the students. Here is the list:

  • Tuesday, February 18: Read-A-Thon kick-off
    Author and illustrator of the Peter & Ernesto books, Graham Annable, will give a presentation to our students and sign books.
  • Friday, February 21: Pajama Read-in Event
    Wear pajamas to school and spend recess reading in the auditorium. 
  • Monday, March 2: FINAL READING DAY, and the wildly popular dress like a book character day.

We’ll also have ongoing events and reading prizes throughout Read-A-Thon, including: House Cup, Got Caught Reading and Locker Library.

A very important reminder: We measure reading for this event in UNITS, NOT MINUTES.

  • Grades K-2: 10 minutes of reading = 1 unit
  • Grades 3-8: 20 minutes of reading = 1 unit

Please feel free to contact me with questions at leslielothamer@gmail.com.

To download another brochure or just have a digital version click here.

Ready, set, read!

Cheers,
Leslie Lothamer

 
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Fundraising

2019 Read-A-Thon!

Our annual fundraiser, Read-A-Thon, started yesterday! The official reading days are from February 19-March 4. SES students received all of their information packets and bookmarks on February 19.


To make a pledge click here.


We have lots of amazing prizes for top fundraisers and top readers, plus TONS of exciting activities planned for the students. Here is the list:

  • Tuesday, February 19: Read-A-Thon kick-off
    Author and illustrator Vera Brosgol presented to students in grades 1-8, answered questions and signed their books.
  • Friday, February 22: Pajama Read-in Event
    Wear pajamas to school and spend recess reading in the auditorium. 
  • Monday, March 4: FINAL READING DAY, and the wildly popular dress like a book character day.

We’ll also have ongoing events and reading prizes throughout Read-A-Thon, including: House Cup, Got Caught Reading and Locker Library.

A very important reminder: We measure reading for this event in UNITS, NOT MINUTES.

  • Grades K-2: 10 minutes of reading = 1 unit
  • Grades 3-8: 20 minutes of reading = 1 unit

Please feel free to contact me with questions at leslielothamer@gmail.com.

Let’s get reading! Cheers,
Leslie Lothamer

 
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General Interest

Award winning author/illustrator, Vera Brosgol, to speak and sign books at READ-A-THON kickoff event!

Vera Brosgol is an Eisner Award and Harvey Award winning graphic novel illustrator. And she is coming to speak at our READ-A-THON kickoff event on February 19th.
 
She will be signing books at the end of her presentation. If your child would like to get one of her books and get it personally signed you can order below. All books ordered will be given to students who purchased on the day of the event. 
    


SORRY, BOOK SALES HAVE ENDED.


 

Leave Me Alone

(order below)

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls “both classic and ultracontemporary,” Leave Me Alone! is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.

One day, a grandmother shouts, “LEAVE ME ALONE!” and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal―knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.

Vera Brosgol’s slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.

A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book
A New York Times Notable Children’s Book
A National Public Radio Best Book of 2016
A Horn Book Best Book of 2016
A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016


Be Prepared

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“Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can’t stand it.” ―Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile

In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in―but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there’s one summer camp in her price range―Russian summer camp.

Vera is sure she’s found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the “cool girl” drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

New York Times Book Reiview Notable Children’s Book of 2018
Boston Globe Best Children’s Book of 2018
Selected as the Best Graphic Novel of 2018 by Parents Magazine


Anya’s Ghost

(order below)

“Anya’s Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.” ―Neil Gaiman

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the “forever” part . . . 
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century. 
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend―even a ghost―is just what she needs. 
Or so she thinks. 
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

This title has Common Core connections.

A 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year 
School Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2011
Horn Book Best Fiction Book of 2011
Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults


 

Any questions please email Leslie Lothamer at leslielothamer@gmail.com.

To learn more about Vera Brosgol, please go to her website.

 
 
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General Interest

3 Important Announcements from the Library

OBOB Deadline

The OBOB registration deadline was November 2, but if you missed the deadline to sign up, please let me know ASAP, so I can have an accurate counting of all teams. Email me at ggrimm@pps.net.

Library Donor’s Choose needs your help

In order to create a more welcoming environment for all students, we have a Donor’s Choose set up to help fund some flexible seating options that will work across all ages in our space and that can be stacked out of the way when not needed. Any contribution is very, very welcome!

Winnie’s Reading Challenge

Winnie the Library dog, with the help of a group of third grade readers, has created the first annual Winnie’s Reading Challenge. Come pick up a bookmark and see if you can read all of Winnie’s book picks.

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General Interest

October 15: Caldecott winning author and illustrator Molly Idle to our school

We are so excited to be welcoming Caldecott winning author and illustrator Molly Idle to our school on October 15! Molly will be visiting the 1-3rd grades to talk about what it’s like to be an author, how she became an illustrator and all about her new book, “Pearl.” For this visit we have partnered with Green Bean Books so kids have a chance to get signed copies of Pearl from Molly. If you are interested in ordering a book for your student, please fill out the form found here and return it to the library with your check by October 1. (Printed  copies of the form are available in the library.) Thanks so much for supporting our library!

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General Interest

A note from your library: September, 2018

Welcome back, Sunnyside Readers! The library books and I have missed you this summer! I hope you had a wonderful summer of fun and READING! A few announcements and reminders to get the year started in the library:

  • Summer reading ends August 31
    Don’t forget to get your reading logs checked at Multnomah County Library before the last day and wear your summer reading t-shirt on Friday, September 7 for our summer reading celebration!
  • Middle School apps4pps passwords have been reset to a default by the district. We will be resetting passwords in the coming weeks, but, until then, students can use the default password of Pps+their 6-digit ID. (The first P must be capitalized!)
  • The library needs volunteers
    Our library depends on volunteers to keep it running smoothly. If you are interested in volunteering for the library, please let me know.
  • Oregon Battle of the Books
    It’s time to start thinking about teams and reading OBOB books. We have a shelf dedicated to OBOB books, both for middle and elementary levels. Registration for OBOB teams will begin soon!
  • Don’t forget to check the new library website for news and announcements about what’s happening in the library, news about OBOB, research and homework help, and a donation link. Click the library tab on the school website to check it out.
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