EPO Summer Letter 2016

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EPO Families,

It is bittersweet that as I send your kiddos off for summer I also announce that I will not be returning to EPO next fall.

The librarian at Olalla Elementary is retiring and I will replace him beginning next school year.  Please rest assured that your little readers will be in good hands with my replacement, Adessa Shields.

Ms. Shields is coming to EPO after 15 years as a teacher at Marcus Whitman Junior High.  I will allow her to introduce herself in her own way.

I wanted to take one last opportunity to give you some ideas of online activities that your children can use to keep their brain active over the summer break.

The EPO “Destiny Links” page is filled with all kinds of educational links, many of which we use at school on a regular basis.

Find it here: www.tinyurl.com/epolinks

Here you will also find links to South Kitsap School District specific sites that require your student’s username and password such as: (Your child’s login card is enclosed.)

  • TypingMaster
  • Pearson Realize (Math)
  • Digital Passport (Digital Citizenship for grades 2-6)
  • Journeys Think Central (Language Arts)

As a reminder, late last month I sent home the summer guide Inspire for the Kitsap Regional Library.  KRL has many exciting FREE programs all over the county.  Some of them even include FREE LUNCH.  Your child can also earn a book for tracking 10 hours of summer reading and a tee-shirt when they reach 100 hours!  If you have misplaced the summer guide, go to: http://www.krl.org/summer for more details.

If your child is intrigued by the Scratch coding that we have been doing in the library, Costco has a set of workbooks to guide them through creating some fantastic projects.  One book is for Python programming and the other two are Scratch.  You get all three for only $10.99.  They can also be purchased individually on Amazon.com

Lastly, please know that I am and will still be accessible with any questions that you may have regarding books, reading and the technology that I have already introduced to your child(ren).  I have a personal blog at www.followthereaders.com and a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/followthereadersbookclub/

Have a fantastic summer!

Heather Wilson
Librarian
wilsonh@skitsap.wednet.edu

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