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Thank You  For Supporting our Fall Book Fair!!!

Author Neil Gaiman's talk about the importance of libraries:


"Commit to 20"

Celebrate Read Across America by committing to read every day for 20 minutes.'s good family fun!

June 9, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Ferndale Area Elementary's Family Summer Enrichment


Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-11:30 as we:

  •  Conduct Science Experiments
  • Build Maker projects- "bristle-bots," catapults, parachutes, hovercraft, zip lines and more
  • Make Art projects, and musical instruments
  • Explore magnetism and electricity
  • Take a hike and discover the animals living in the stream and woods!

Spring 2015 Science Fair

Topic explorations begin now.....IU8 Annual Science Fair in April, go online to register now ! 

Learn to Write Computer Code!

Spring Book Fair   March 9 - 13, 2015

The Ethnic Fest is Coming!

February 16th - 27th, 2015

Thank You to everyone who supported our Scholastic Book Fair!

You helped make it possible for us to acquire new books for the

library as well as many new books for our student 

Free Book Give-aways!

Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Program
Thanks to all of the parents and students who attended this year's summer reading program! I hope you had as much fun as we did.

During the three weekly sessions we had a total of 79 children participating!

With such a good turn out and the positive feedback we received from kids and parents, we will be considering expanding next year's program.

Remember:  "Read 5 to Stop the Summer Slide!" 
and have a happy summer!

Elementary Spring Science Fair Winners!

 This year's Spring Science Fair, sponsored by the 4th, 5th,      
 and 6th grade After School Enrichment students
 was held in the Elementary Library from April 28 - May 14th. 

The Winners are:
 6th Grade- Brady Snyder 1st place;  Kainat Quarishy & Morgan Bennett  2nd place;  Sara Norman 3rd place

5th Grade-  Morgan Hudy 1st; Abigayle Giesel 2nd; Libby Kinsey, Jalynn McGilvery, Kailyn Ribaric 3rd

4th Grade- Abigail Havener 1st; Nathan Beckman & Kaileb Ghezzi 2nd; Owen Burkhart & Tyler Dowdell 3rd

3rd & 2nd- Nolan Havener 1st; Michael Fesko 2nd; Sadie Smith & Kennedy Brassell 3rd

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

posted Feb 14, 2014, 6:02 PM by Nola Barton

The Spring Book Fair will be from Monday, March 10th- Friday, the  14th.

Read Across America!

posted Jan 30, 2014, 3:20 PM by Nola Barton   
Celebrate reading and honor Dr. Seuss's Birthday!  
Any ideas for the celebration? 
Let us know. 
We will be celebrating Monday, March 3rd.

Ethnic Fest

posted Jan 12, 2014, 1:07 PM by Nola Barton   
K-4                Russia
Kindergarten   Ireland
Grade 2          Scotland
Grade 3          Japan
Grade 4          England
Grade 5          Mexico
Grade 6          Native American

Each grade will be learning about the art, music, games, folk tales, geography, history, and culture of their country during "Specials."  This month long unit will culminate with an Ethnic Fest on Friday, February 7th.

Artsy Smartsy Winners present to SAAM Docents

posted Dec 10, 2013, 5:52 AM by Nola Barton   
Students who created the top ten projects presented to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's docents through a video conference call on January 27th.

Book Give Aways

posted Oct 29, 2013, 12:44 PM by Nola Barton   
Thanks to a grant from the First Books organization, students will receive a free book 4 times this year, at the end of each nine weeks. As I tell the kids, the books are theirs to keep forever and ever.

Artsy Smartsy Maker Faire!

posted Oct 25, 2013, 4:49 AM by Nola Barton   
Our annual Artsy Smartsy Recycled Art Show is now a Maker Faire!
Take whatever you have around the house and up-cycle it. Make it into something better than it was before.
Build, make, and create.

No kits please! We want to see what you can engineer, make and create from your own ideas...

Invent a new game, create a work of art, engineer a new machine!

The Artsy Smartsy Maker Faire will be held in the Library and each class will vote for their favorites.

90 New Titles!

posted Oct 13, 2013, 11:35 AM by Nola Barton   
We are updating our fiction selections with new books in our Easy, Apple (Chapter books), and Advanced Fiction sections.

4th Grade Video Conference with Paleontologist

posted Oct 8, 2013, 12:28 PM by Nola Barton   
Fourth Grade will video conference with a Paleontologist from the University of Denver as he works in the field. 

5th Grade Trail of Tears video conference

posted Oct 8, 2013, 12:07 PM by Nola Barton   
An Historian at the Hermitage Home of President Andrew Jackson will discuss the Native Americans journey on the Trail of Tears during a video conference on November 20th.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair a Success!

posted Oct 3, 2013, 4:01 PM by Nola Barton   
A very big Thank You! to everyone who supported the book fair! I hope you found books to fuel your love of reading!