Celebrating Dot Day
Kindergarten will celebrating Dot Day the week of Sept. 15th.
"The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe." www.thedotclub.org
How will you make your mark today?
Upcoming Author Visit
Do you love graphic novels or comics? Graphic novelist, Nathan Hale, is coming to Canyon Ridge on Oct. 1st! He is an author and illustrator of historical graphic novels. He will be presenting for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.
We are having a contest for students to help welcome him and to win an opportunity for lunch with the author. Students are challenged to create a one-page comic strip about any event in history. That's it! You can draw by hand or use technology to create your comic. All entries are due Sept. 29.
Have fun making your own comics & if you make something worth sharing, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have e-books!
Please click on the Library Resource box and explore some of the amazing e-books available for students, teachers, and parents!
If you need assistance getting access to our Overdrive media collection of e-books and audiobooks, here are a few things you can do:
1. Be sure you sign up for a parent account (yes we have adult e-books - so does the public library) - ask Mrs. Howk email@example.com
2. Check out these Overdrive Help resources
3. Bring your device to the library and we would be happy to help you!
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
All summer library books are due the week of August 25-29
Check Out Procedures
Kinder – 1 book for 1 week 2 books in the spring!
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.
Electronic Sign in for Library
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.
Wendy Howk- Librarian
Lori Staffel- Library Assistant
Your Google Drive
3rd through 5th grade, click here to log in to your NEISD Google Drive:
Username: the same username you use to log in to school firstname.lastname@example.org
Password: ne+your student id, without any spaces
You can save your work here, and it will be available to you anywhere you have internet access.