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 http://www.jeffmack.com/. 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 email@example.com 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
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Check Out Procedures
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.
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