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This guide provides information and tools for Canyon Ridge Elementary School
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Upcoming Events

He's coming! He's coming!

Author and Illustrator, Jeff Mack, will be visiting Canyon Ridge Elementary on April 11th. Jeff Mack is an award winning author and illustrator of 3 of the Texas 2x2 Books this year!  

Help us welcome Jeff Mack by participating in our Bookmark Contest! All students are invited to design a bookmark in the spirit of Jeff Mack's illustrations - so begin here by exploring his website at  Your bookmark can include characters from his books, or imitate the style of his drawings and characters, or celebrate his work.  Your creativity is the key! Every participant will receive an exclusive Jeff Mack spirit stick! And 12 lucky winners will earn the opportunity to have a special meet & greet with Jeff Mack and show him their work personally! All bookmark entries are due by Friday, April 4th to be eligible for the drawing. 

Spring Book Fair - Join the Reading Fiesta!

April 28-May 2

Contact Mrs. Howk at if you are interested in helping decorate for this reading fiesta, would like to work the fair, or help with set up or tear down. 

Do you have a Battle reader in your house?

If you have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grader - I hope you do! The Battle of the Books is a competitive reading program where students are encouraged to read from a specific list of titles (17 fairy tales for 2nd, 12 chapter books for 3rd, and 18 chapter books for 4th). Students have several months to read the books & then take a written test in their classroom to see which 4 members will represent their classroom in the jeopardy-style competition.

Congratulations to Mrs. Davies' class for their outstanding performance at the 2nd grade Fairy Tale Battle! 

Who will represent our 3rd and 4th grade teams in their Battles in May?  There is still plenty of time to get reading! Check out the "Time to Battle" tab above for more information. 


Jeff Mack Books for Sale - All orders due March 28th

Cover Art
Ah Ha! - Jeff Mack
ISBN: 9781452112657

Cover Art
Good News, Bad News - Jeff Mack
ISBN: 9781452101101

Cover Art
Frog and Fly - Jeff Mack
ISBN: 9780399256172

Cover Art
Clueless McGee and the Inflatable Pants - Jeff Mack (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257506

Cover Art
Clueless Mcgee - Jeff Mack (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257490


Library Resources

Click on the icon below to access a variety of electronic resources for research and recreational reading.


Library Information

 Library Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Check Out Procedures

Book Checkout

Kinder – 1 book for 1 week

1st and 2nd grades – 1-2 books for 1 week

3rd, 4th, 5th grades – 1-3 books for 2 weeks

Playaways are audio books that 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders can check out with a signed parent permission slip. You need your own headphones. Check out is for 2 weeks.

E-books are available for checkout from home. Ask Mrs. Howk for more information. You can get up to 5 e-books at a time. You have access to both print and audio books.


If you do not finish your book in time, bring it to the library and ask to RENEW it. Most materials can be renewed one more time.

You will receive a note to remind you if your books are LONG overdue. If you do not return a book or if you damage it, you will need to pay for it. 

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Canyon Ridge Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Canyon Ridge Elementary School LIbrary is to connect learners with ideas and information; preparing students for life-long learning, informed decision making, a love of reading, and the use of Information technologies.


Library Staff

Wendy Howk- Librarian



Lori Staffel- Library Assistant



Phone- 210-407-1604


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