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AADL Visits A2 STEAM Next Week!

posted May 14, 2018, 8:38 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated May 14, 2018, 8:38 AM ]


The Ann Arbor District Library will be out to present about their annual Summer Reading Game next Monday, 5/21! The Summer Reading Game is an awesome way to get to know all of the library branches, and earn prizes for reading. It always starts the very last day of school, so students won't miss a minute! 

In addition to telling us about this fantastic program, they will also booktalk books they know will be of interest to our students. Presentations are broken down by grade level, so they can target age levels appropriately. 

We are so excited they will visit and can't wait to see what books they present!

BOGO Sale Coming Soon!

posted May 2, 2018, 8:43 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated May 2, 2018, 8:43 AM ]


Scholastic BOGO Sale

posted May 2, 2018, 8:31 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated May 2, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

Scholastic BOGO Sale

We are hosting a 1-day only Scholastic BOGO sale again this year to coincide with the Ice Cream Social on June 1st. Books will be available for sale from 8:00am-7:00pm, or as long as they last! All books are buy-one-get-one free, so it's a great way to stock up on books for Summer Reading!

Cash, checks and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment - checks can be made out to A2 STEAM at Northside PTO.

If you are available to help volunteer for the sale, please sign up on this list: https://volunteer.scholastic.com/#/signup/Va3rjDtIO

Thanks in advance for your support of this sale!

The Library Got a Makeover!

posted Apr 27, 2018, 11:42 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated Apr 27, 2018, 11:48 AM ]

It's so good to back at A2 STEAM after having been on leave for so long! If you had not heard, I broke my foot pretty badly and had to have subsequent surgery and time off to recover. I'm back and on my way to healthy once more!

While I was out, a really cool thing happened: my Donor's Choose grant for new library furniture was filled! As a part of #BestSchoolDay 2018, every project listed on the Donor's Choose site was funded on March 26 by Ripple!

I wanted to show you before and after pictures of the library, in case you've forgotten what it used to look like (I know I have!). It's such a welcoming space for our kids now, and they are so excited about the new additions! Thank you to those who helped fund the grant, and thanks of course to Ripple for finishing it off back in March!

A2 STEAM Library Makeover


Terry Lynn Johnson Author Visit!

posted Apr 1, 2018, 3:56 PM by Anne Reader

The Survivor Diaries series author, Terry Lynn Johnson, will visit A2 STEAM on Friday, April 13 to speak with Grades 2-5 students. We are thrilled to have her out to present!

This event will highlight her new release, Avalanche!, the next in the Survivor Diaries series. 

These are free events hosted by Nicola's Books, a local bookseller in town. At each event, students will have the opportunity to purchase books by the author and have them signed. If you would like to purchase a copy of the latest release, please fill out the form attached to this post and turn it in to the library.

There will be a small number of books available for purchase on the day of the event. Students can meet the author and get their books signed after the presentation concludes. We will also purchase copies of the books for the library so that students can check them out and enjoy. 

March is Reading & Youth Arts Month Kicks Off Today!

posted Mar 1, 2018, 9:03 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 9:09 AM ]

Watch the video to see what events are happening at A2 STEAM in the month of March! 



The Read It Forward program has begun! Student excitement about the program is at a fever pitch, with classes finding the the specially marked books all over school and opening them up to read. 

Many of our students have already Read It, Signed It and Passed It Forward. The goal is to have all students and staff at A2 STEAM to read the book by the end of March! Don't forget to swing by the library to pick up your prize!

Also, see our previous post about author Andy Griffiths' upcoming visit!

Andy Griffiths to Visit A2 STEAM in March!

posted Feb 22, 2018, 4:58 AM by Anne Reader

The Treehouse series author, Andy Griffiths will visit A2 STEAM on Friday, March 16 to speak with Grades 3-5 students. We are thrilled to this author out to present all the way from Australia!

This event will highlight his new release, The 78-Story Treehouse, the next in the Treehouse series. 

These are free events hosted by Nicola's Books, a local bookseller in town. At each event, students will have the opportunity to purchase books by the author and have them signed. If you would like to purchase a copy of the latest release, please fill out the form attached to this post and turn it in to the library.

There will be a small number of books available for purchase on the day of the event. Students can meet the author and get their books signed after the presentation concludes. We will also purchase copies of the books for the library so that students can check them out and enjoy. 

Follett Challenge Opens Next Week!

posted Jan 17, 2018, 8:02 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 8:03 AM ]

https://follettchallenge.com/vote_form.cfm

Vote daily to help us win $10,000!!

The Follett Challenge!

posted Jan 8, 2018, 8:26 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated Jan 18, 2018, 4:36 PM ]

A2 STEAM: The Follett Challenge


A2 STEAM has officially entered The Follett Challenge! This is a grant put on by The Follett Corporation to reward schools that have innovative approaches to teaching and learning. There are many grants awarded for a total of $200,000 in prize money, and we hope our school has what it takes! To qualify for submission, a school has to submit both a video and written explanation of the program. If you would like to read through the grant submission, please see the document below. 

There is also a popular vote, which can net a school $10,000 - and that takes place January 22 - January 26. Qualified voters can vote as much as 1x per day throughout this period! Please take the time to vote for A2 STEAM so that we have a chance of winning this money for our school!

2017 Follett Challenge Application



Used Book Sale in March!

posted Jan 8, 2018, 5:09 AM by Anne Reader   [ updated Jan 8, 2018, 5:10 AM ]



Start sorting through your home libraries! The Used Book Sale will take place during the Expo on Thursday, March 22. All books will cost 1 quarter each, so it's a great time to stock up on new things to read! 

Donations will be accepted starting March 1.

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