WELCOME TO THE BOND ACADEMY LIBRARY HOMEPAGE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR


                                                                                                                                   

                                         
                        Library Hours:

                  Monday 8 am-4:30 pm
                  Tuesday  8 am-4:30 pm
                  Wednesday  8 am-4:30 pm
                  Thursday  8 am-4:30 pm
                   Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

       WELCOME!  A MESSAGE FROM MRS. SMITH



Hi Everyone, and Welcome Back!

I am super excited to start the school year off in a newly designed, and painted, library space. We have also ordered hundreds of new books with more on the way (I'm looking at you, DWK Meltdown). . We have kept your old favourites, and added many new titles as well.  We have also redesigned the library space for better "entertaining". I hope you like it. Make sure you drop in and say "hi" as soon as possible!


                              Mrs. D. Smith -- Librarian.

QUESTIONS? EMAIL ME AT:

dianeb@web.bondacademy.ca

(416) 266-8878 ext. 137
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Librarian and Computers Teacher

Mrs. Tombler's role is teaching Computers and Part-Time Librarian. If you are a parent and want to get in touch with Mrs. Tombler, she can be reached at:
Ext 137 or nataliet@web.bondacademy.ca


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LIBRARY SCHEDULE 2018/2019:


Our library is a hopping place, and we have A LOT of activities that run out of the library space.

Listed below are the events and times when the library is pre-booked:

Wednesdays 12:15pm-1pm: Chess Club 
Thursdays 12:15pm-1pm:  STEM Club
Coding Club- Tues and Thurs after school.

MON-FRI: 3:45pm- 4:30pm : The library is open to all students who do not have homework to complete in Homework Room.

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WE HAVE CHANGED!


 
Welcome to Bond Academy -  2018-2019 School Year!

If you are new to our school, be sure to take some time to check out our library- It is jam packed with ideas that are both fun and informative.

If you are a returning Bond student, take another peek at our new look :) The library has made some changes for the upcoming school year- I think you are going to love the new additions!

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There will be a lot of activities at Bond this month, so be sure to listen to morning announcements for new clubs and practices.

Also, you can check out the school calendar on the Bond website for an updated schedule in SEPTEMBER.



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 Our Mac Book Airs and printers are available to students and teachers for homework or school-related purposes. Just come into the library and ask Mrs. Tombler for details....
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                                 PRINTERS, PROJECTORS, AND a TV, OH MY!
 The library has overhauled its tech space and devices for the new school year. Come on in and check out the new tech we added!

 
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                   Are you a Book Worm?
There are many opportunities for you to check out a book from our library in SEPTEMBER: in the morning, at lunch recess, during break, and after school. The library is available to you all day long!
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BOND BIRTHDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
Each month this website dedicates this space to birthdays. 



Mrs. Passmore - Sept. 11.

Be sure to wish this amazing woman a wonderful birthday....

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CONTINUING IN THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR


The Bond Library will continue to include Computer classes, under the direction of Mrs. Tombler, for Grades Montessori-8 in the 2018 school year. The library has been set up for the new classes. 

She will show you new online tools you can use to complete your school assignments...or simply have FUN!!!

Assignments for Computer classes are designated by grade. 

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Tombler at the above email address.
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Password Prizes



I spend a lot of time updating the library website each month, and therefore, want to reward those who read the information on the site.


Parents, if you tell your child to come see me and say the secret password, I will reward your son/daughter with a prize!

Prizes include everything from treats, to books, to bookmarks, to toys.

Each month there will be a new password. This month's password is: library.

SHHHHH!
**Remember to keep this a secret.....
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SMITH'S READS SEPT. 2018






I'm always reading a book because it is one of my favourite ways to spend my time.

Right now I am reading, "The Silent Wife". I just started this book last week. It is a thriller  that is good so far.

I also heard that it is being turned into a movie starring Nicole Kidman. Very interesting.
I will let you know if it's good.


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IS THERE A BOOK YOU REALLY LIKE?

NOW YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SAY!


New to Bond Library is our BOND KID'S BOOK REVIEWS!

Take a look around the library to read the book reviews our very own Bond kids have written about various novels.

If YOU would like to write a book review, than come on in to the library and ask Mrs. Smith for a Book Review card...the rest is up to you! 

Kids have already begun writing reviews and posting those reviews for all to see.

Update; There is a posted envelope with cards outside the library doors for you to fill out.

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This is a recent addition to our library. It is a heartfelt Graphic Novel about a boy who wants to fit in.

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A GIRL'S CORNER




WE GOT IT!


This space is designed for books that cater to the girls. (like the book above).

The book above is a recent new addition to our library. In fact, in January, we reordered new copies of the entire series.
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A BOOK WISH LIST


           NEWLY UPDATED!

Displayed out in the hallway is a book wish list for you to fill out any time you want a book in the library that we don't have.
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A BOY'S CORNER



This space is designed for books that cater to the boys. The new LEGO NINJAGO
 book is a recent addition to our library.

Stay tuned for new book titles to be added next month....

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Have an old Gaming system you would like to get rid of? The library is still looking to add a system and some games for our students to enjoy.



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             BOND'S SCHOLASTIC ORDERS 

                     SEPTEMBER 2018


  Orders will be sent out: SEPT. 6th
         Orders are due:  SEPT. 20th
    

 
Three cartoon books stacked on top of each other
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                         ONLINE ORDERS




Scholastic Online Orders 

Scholastic Payments can now be made ONLINE! (credit card needed).

2) Enter Bond Academy (City: Scarborough, not Toronto)
3) Enter Teacher Name: Diane Smith
4) Enter Parent Pay Code (printed at the top of catalogue order form)
5) Write Payment Reference Number
6) Complete order by handing form in to your child's teacher.

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Meet the Teacher Night


Bond's annual Meet the Teacher Night will be  held on Thursday September 20th. This is a chance for our new and existing parents to meet with their child's teacher. Classroom itineraries, expectations, and long term lesson plans will be discussed. 
Hope to see you there!

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FALL.... (or AUTUMN if you prefer)


I know, its tough to think about, but Autumn, or Fall, as it is also referred to, will arrive on Sunday September 22nd this year. Think of it this way....Spiced Pumpkin Drinks...yummm!

Or, if you more inclined to read, starting mid-September, the library will begin transitioning over to its Fall books and materials. If you are eager to start reading about this awesome season early, then just ask Mrs. Smith. She will direct you to all our materials!
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS




Taking place after the report cards are distributed, parent teacher interviews will take place on April 4th and 5th. Sign up sheets will be located in the office.
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WRITING/READING CONTESTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.




Do you like Money?! Well, here is your chance to make some- AND be published at the same time! 


The library posts any reading and/or writing contests it receives just outside its main doors by the bulletin board. 


If you are interested and want to enter, the details for each contest are on the forms- or you can come into the library and ask Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Tombler for more details.

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LIBRARY CHECKOUT 101....


NEW THIS SCHOOL YEAR.......

If you are a student at Bond, you have permission to check out TWO books at once!

It is that easy! Come into the library today and see what we have....

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LIBRARY 2018
 

Bond's library will continue to be open during lunch hour and after school for those Bond students who just want to take it easy....
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 New Additions 



NEW Books, NEW Books, NEW Books!




HUNDREDS of dollars have been spent adding new books for this new school year. Mrs. Tombler and Mrs. Smith are eager for you to see what has been purchased. 
We Can't Wait to See You!

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Jon Le Bon Graphic Novel Series



The library purchased the entire series Books 1-7. This is a hilarious graphic novel series about a funny character. Come on in and check them out! (literally!)
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PREFER MAGAZINES?


The library receives weekly and monthly deliveries of magazines for you to read.

 We have: Macleans,Toronto Life, Sportsnet, Elle, National Geographic, and Fashion for you to enjoy. 

Come into the library and relax in our new seating area. There are comfortable couches and lots of light. I look forward to seeing you! 
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NEW AND POPULAR....







WE GOT IT!! 

See how cool it is here?
You will never want to leave!!


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READ ALL ABOUT IT!
OUR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN RENEWED!!!

Kids Magazines!


Want a lighter read?
Don't have a lot of time?

 The library has continued it's subscription to ChirpOwl, and Chickadee.

The SEPTEMBER 2018 issues of Chickadee, Owl and Chirp are currently on display in the library.


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MORE EQUALITY.....


 We added some more books to this section:


       



The last book is a new addition to the library. The story is about a Muslim girl new to the country and her struggle to fit into her new life. The book also has Arabic, so if you can read Arabic, you will like the English-Arabic contrast.

All these books are currently available in the Bond library.
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Helpful Links for Students

Homework Help:

http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/index.html
There really is a BJ Pinchbeck and he started this website when he was nine years old with his dad.  You can find pretty much anything you're looking for here.    

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
A reliable website for everything Canadian.

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/education/008-2010-e.html
This is a website organized by subject. 

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/elearning/homework.html
Students from grades 7-12 can log-in for realtime math tutoring from certified Ontario teachers. 

http://www.picnet.org/kids/homework#QUICKFACTS
This is an amazing website with lots of helpful links.  If you're having trouble reading the text, there's even a text to speech engine!

Helpful links for adults:

http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc123/eng/index.html
This is a Ministry of Education website for parents and guardians.  It features podcasts, links, and helpful tips about practical ways you can help your child succeed in school. 

http://www.pbs.org/parents/lions/activities/literacy_tips.html
This is a great site with practical tips about how to include literacy in your day to day lives.  It's also paired with fun online games that you can play together.

Some of the best sources for help with your child's homework and academic life are the other members of our school community.  Teachers, administrators, other parents and especially librarians are eager to ensure that all of our students succeed.  Just ask!
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WELCOME BACK!



Mrs. Tombler and Mrs. Smith are excited to see you! We hope you had a great summer, AND we can't WAIT for you to see the newly designed and painted library. Come on in as soon as you can!


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TERRY FOX RUN






Bond will be holding it's annual Terry Fox Run this year in late September. Order forms will be issued in mid September by classroom teachers.
However, the library has books, information, and articles about Terry Fox and his all-important run. Come into the library and have a look...

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S.T.E.M. CLUB 2018-2019


 Mrs. Tombler and Mrs. Copp are continuing the STEM club on Thursdays at lunch in the library. 

If you are interested, just ask Mrs. Tombler for details or
listen to the Announcements for upcoming meetings.

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BOOK CLUB!
2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.




The ever-popular Book Club will begin in SEPTEMBER.
 
The book club is a huge hit among students who enjoy reading and look forward to sharing their ideas with others. 

 Listen for the morning announcement for details, or ask Mrs. Smith for details. 
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JUNIOR COUNCIL  




This ever-popular club will be back for the 2018-2019 school year. On the agenda are many new and exciting events and activities.
Stay tuned to the morning announcements for more details.
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KOBOS!!



The Kobos are set up for all reading levels and age groups, and tie into the Toronto Public Library's Overdrive book system- meaning, you can access thousands of books - for FREE!! 

See them on display in the library...
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CONSTRUCTION ZONE!
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The Bond Library has undergone a MAJOR reno. We have replaced many new items this year such as:

1. new chairs
2. new loungers
3. new bean bag fillers
4. new projector

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IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE ADDED (OR REMOVED) FROM THE LIBRARY, THEN LET MRS. SMITH OR MRS. TOMBLER KNOW...

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Teachers:  A reminder there is a laminating machine and new laminating sheets in the library to help with your room decorations.

With supervision, students are also allowed to utilize the laminating machine for their projects and assignments.

 Drop into the library and ask for details if you would like to have your class laminate some of their work.

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CALLING ALL LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS!

 Interested in helping out in the library this month? 

Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Tombler are currently in need of library volunteers to reshelve new and existing books 

Drop by the library if you can help...

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JUST BLOG ABOUT IT, ALREADY!!


Are you reading a book you love? Want everyone to know how much you like a book? Write a book review for Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Tombler and she will include your blog on the library website for everyone to read.

 You can also include a picture of yourself that can uploaded next to your book review :)




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     RECIPES and COOKBOOKS




WE HAVE THIS BOOK!



WE HAVE THIS BOOK TOO!


                                   AND THIS ONE AS WELL....


I don't know why, but Bond Kids AND staff go CRAAAZZYY over cook books at our school! I can't keep these recipe books on the shelf!

Update: We received a few new cookbooks to add to our collection. Look for it on display in the New Books section. Titles are:

1. SCOOPED! (ice cream desserts)
2. DAIRY-FREE AND GLUTEN-FREE COOKING.
3. FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD



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Equitable and Inclusive Space



We are all welcome and accepted in the library.

The library allocated space devoted to gender equality.
 
My goal is to bring awareness to many of the issues ourselves, and our friends and families, are facing day-to-day.

I hope you look for, and are open to, reading the material that will be on display in the library.

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Bond Picks Continues....

Another new addition to our library is a space devoted to Bond Kid Picks. These books have been singled out by Bond students who have read and enjoyed certain books and want you to enjoy as well! 

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