Weather Update: School is Canceled for Thursday, March 5

Superintendent of Schools Steve Chapman has announced that school is canceled for Thursday, March 5.  All after school and extracurricular activities scheduled for Thursday are canceled as well. This cancellation includes the Awards of Excellence banquet. The banquet will be rescheduled for a later date.

No decision has been made about Friday's schedule. Check the district website, School Backpack, social media, and local TV for updates, which will be announced as soon as they become available.

Parents, come celebrate with us on Monday, March 2nd, and read with your child at school. This is also read across America day. 8:00am to 9:00am!



Book Swap!

The 2015 book swap is ready to begin. This is a great way to trade out old books that you are no longer reading for books that you haven't read.

It's simple. Just send your unread books with your child to school for the swap. Your child will get a coupon for each book that one brings. 

All the books collected are sent from all HEB schools to the Pat May Center at Central and Hwy 121. 

Take you and your child to the Pat May Center on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and exchange your coupons for books!

(Advice: Get there early to get the best books!)



How to print a list of books for your students using the library catalog in your child's lexile.    

Parents, if you have been asking how to get a list of books your child can read than you have come to the right place! Attached is a set of instructions that will allow you to make and print a list of books. You will need to know your child's lexile from the teacher. Also, you can contact Mr. Canning for lexile information. This is a great way to help your child develop as a reader.

                                                                             



Remember that it's important to take good care of your library books!

  • Keep your book safe from water. Keep them in your backpack so that they remain dry.
  • Drawing or coloring in your book makes it look damaged to other users.
  • Try not to tear the pages of your book. If you make a mistake, do not fix it with tape. The library has special tape just for books.
  • Reading a book at the dining table can lead to damage from spilled food. Put your book away until you are done eating.
  • Little dogs love to eat books! Please put your books where your puppies can't reach them.
  • Be sure your hands are clean when you handle your book to keep dirt and smudges out of it.
  • Do read and enjoy your book with family and friends. Read to your grown-ups!

Book Fair Success!!!

The book fair used over 500 in Scholastic Dollars to off set student sales taxes and give teachers a discount in building their classroom collections!

We also were able to keep $600 in profits in order to... 

  • Buy additional books for the library, preferably for younger reader PreK-2nd grade.
  • Buy headsets for the library computers.
  • Buy a CD player to integrate music into our morning announcements.
  • Continue to have incentives in the Library Treasure Box for reading.

Thank you for your support!


THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE THE LIBRARY! 

The mission of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Library Technology Services Department is to be an active participant in every child's education, to empower students and staff to be effective users of ideas and information, and to enrich the district curriculum by providing physical and intellectual access to materials in multiple formats, as we promote an enthusiasm for reading, life-long learning, and prepare our students to achieve in the 21st Century.