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Saturday, January 19, 2019

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West School Author Visit Photo

West School Author Visit

Exciting news at West School!  Graphic novelist, Gale Galligan, will visit with West School students on Monday, February 4, 2019.  Gale Galligan’s graphic novels, Dawn and the Impossible Three and Kristy’s Big Day, are part of the wildly popular The Babysitters Club series.  Gale Galligan will be happy to sign and personalize books for students.  Please click here to print out an order form and return to the West CLC by Wednesday, January 30th.

Hour of Code Photo

Hour of Code

West School students will participate in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, 2018.  The Hour of Code is a global computer science initiative, designed to demystify “code” and show that anybody can learn the basics.  During library class, students will be given an introduction to computer programming and work with a variety of tools as they learn more about coding.  Please click here for more coding resources.

Election Day Photo

Election Day

To celebrate election day on November 6, 2018, West School students voted for their favorite Bluestem nominated book.  The polls have closed, the ballots have been counted, and the results are in!  The 2018 Bluestem winner for West School is…
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Innovation Station

The West School Innovation Station is a place for students to foster a disposition to creatively solve problems by making and inventing. Students are introduced to the engineering design process that involves asking questions, imagining possible solutions, planning, creating and improving on their plan. The maker movement is all about teaching our children to think for themselves, to think creatively, and to look for do-it-yourself solutions. We would love your help in gathering the following items for our Innovation Station: 

paper or plastic products (plates, cups, spoons, etc.)
glue or tape (duct, painter, Scotch, masking)
toothpicks
pipe cleaners
Please bring your donated items to the West School CLC.

If you have any questions please contact
Mary Kelly: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)