Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New School Year...New Titles

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!  One of my favorite parts of my job is getting to preview, review, and select new books for our media center.  We add every Oregon Battle of the Books title to our collection each year and a selection of genres that will hopefully hit every interest level.  Here are our newest selections.

Here is our current Media Center schedule. 

Trillium:  Tuesdays 10:35-11:00
Huckleberry:  Thursdays 10:35-11:30
Clarkia:  Tuesdays 1:30-2:30
Alder's Media Center Time:  Mon-Thursday 9:15-10:00
Cedar's Media Center Time:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:15-1:00  

 Please remember to help your student remember his or her library book.  They have two weeks to enjoy their book but will not be able to check out until they bring their books back.  Please check back as I will be posting updates and our Internet Agreement form which must be filled out prior to our computer classes. 

I am looking forward to a great year of reading and media projects.   

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wrap Up

We are 77% of the way to meeting our goal for our book fair.  Tomorrow, Monday, June 6th is our last day for the fair to be open.  Please stop by and help us reach our goal.  We had a great turn out for our Doughnuts for Dudes event.  Thank you to all who helped support our goal.

We also had a good number sign up for the Molalla Library Summer Reading Program.  If you haven't had a chance to sign up please take time to stop by the library.  It's a great program with fun incentives.

ALL MRA LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE BY MONDAY.      If books are not returned by Monday, a bill will be sent out to replace our missing books.  Thank you for understanding.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Reading

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On Friday, June 3rd we will kick off our summer reading program.  The Molalla Public Library will be at our Doughnuts for Dudes event where parents and students can sign up and check out the activities and incentives to participate.  Our MRA teachers have summer reading lists to encourage your child to read to their goal.   You can click here to see more information:  Molalla Summer Reading Program

We will also have the book fair open for business.  Remember our goal is to sell 560 books to help fund new titles for our Mountain Media Center.  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Please Check Out Our Online Book Fair

Our online book fair is now open.  Please stop by and take a look.

We are also looking for volunteers to help run our book fair.  Please click on the following link to sign up.  Thank you.


Friday, April 29, 2016

Bringing New Books Into Our Library

Our biggest fund raiser is our book fairs.  Our budget is very small for our library and keeping engaging books is a must to help maintian reading intersts.  We want to be able to provide Oregon Battle of Books to our students as well as new titles to keep reading interests alive.  At this point, our goal is to afford new books for the fall.  Please consider being a part of our fair.  We need volunteers as well as help spreading the word.  You can start shopping online on May 10th.  A great way to encourage your student to read for our Summer Reading Program.  Thank you.  

Scholastic Book Fair at MRA
Online Shopping:  May 10th-May 31st
Book Fair opens:  May 31st- June 7th in the Wildwoods Gym

Click Here To Find Out More

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Even though we have been busy taking the Smarter Balance test,  some of our students have been able to start a new coding project in between our test taking.  The Cedars and 6th graders are learning how to write using Java Script for a Star Wars game.  They have been designing ways to navigate BB8 and R2D2 through obstacles to pick up scrap metal.  The 5th graders are learning the beginnings of creating an algorithm to create a program that will help them learn to collaborate with others and develop problem-solving skills.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Smarter Balance Schedule

Week of April 11th-15th
Language Arts Performance Task-Alders

Week of April 18th-22nd
Testing for Alders and Clarkia

Week of April 25th-29th