WELCOME TO THE BOND ACADEMY LIBRARY HOMEPAGE 2017


                                                                                                                                   

                                        NEW!  
                        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

We are now open earlier! Every day at 8am, students are welcome to start their day in the library




                              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 new role will be 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 2017:


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

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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BOOK FAIR!!


It is Coming!!!

 Displays and Posters have been put up around the school to inform parents and students of the details....

Dates: 
Monday November 27th- Friday December 1st.

Time: 8am-6pm



Family Night- 
Wed Nov 29th 
5pm -730pm.

Theme: Wild West.



There will be many events surrounding this theme, such as: 
 
1. A CHILI COOKOFF
2. BEST COSTUME CONTEST
3. PRIZES AND GAMES
4. TREAT TABLE

and much more!!
You don't want to miss this event!!
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Welcome to Bond Academy 2017!

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 2017 school year- I think you are going to love the new additions!

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There continues to 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 list of all the activities happening in NOVEMBER.



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 Our eighteen Mac Book Airs 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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 The library purchased a new ink jet printer that has a wireless connection to all MACS in the library. 

But this printer can do all sorts of things: scan, copy, and print photos.

This printer is strictly for library users and is compatible with PCs and the school's MACS. Enjoy!
 
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                   Are you a Book Worm?
There are many opportunities for you to check out a book from our library in NOVEMBER: 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 NOVEMBER...


Each month this website dedicates this space to birthdays.

Mrs. Tombler- Nov 5th
Ms. Lee- November 17th


Be sure to wish each one a happy birthday!

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CONTINUING IN 2017


The Bond Library will continue to include Computer classes, under the direction of Mrs. Tombler, for Grades Montessori-8 in the 2017 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.

 You will have to search the site for the secret password this month...it is SO EASY THIS MONTH!!!!
Good Luck!

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. 

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




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

Right now I am reading "Stuffocation".
The premise is how to live with less clutter, or if you dare, to live a "minimalist" life. It has been enjoyable so far, and I have adopted a few ideas from the book.

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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.
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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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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 NOVEMBER 2017 issues of Chickadee, Owl and Chirp are currently on display in the library under the New Books section.



             SCHOLASTIC ORDERS 

                     NOVEMBER 2017



    SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS
 
November catalogues will not be sent out due to our Book Fair; however, I do have a few copies in the library if you want to see what is available and place an order online. Just come into the library and ask Ms. Tombler or Ms. Smith.

OCTOBER ORDERS WERE PROCESSED AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
 
Three cartoon books stacked on top of each other
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    More details are further down the page....

    Dates: Mon Nov 27th- Fri Dec 1st.
    Family Night: Wed Nov 29th

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                         ONLINE ORDERS




Scholastic Order Forms

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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Remembrance Day MATERIALS



The library has several displays around the library that pay homage to this day. Come into the library and take a look at our displays. If there is something you want to read and you do not see it on display, just ask one of the librarians for help.

We have copies of the books listed below- plus many more.




Just come into the library and ask for materials that detail Remembrance Day.

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AUTUMN 
(Or FALL if you prefer)...



No matter how you say it, the new season has arrived! And, so has all the seasonal books relating to Autumn, such as: leaves turning colours and falling, pumpkins, apples, and so much more!

If this is your favourite season and you want to celebrate it any way you can, then come to Bond's library. We have many, many books on Autumn and all the wonderful aspects of this season. password: cross. Or ask Mrs. Tombler or Mrs. Smith for what materials we have that you can look at...


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World Kindness Day



November 13th is World Kindness Day. Although you should be kind EVERY day, take a moment to be EXTRA kind on this day!

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International Child Day



November 20th is the International Day of the Child. It just so happens that we have a lot of material on children. Come on in and check it out!

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CYBER MONDAY
MONDAY NOVEMBER 27th

 



Love to shop electronics? Than this is your day for deals!!!

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PASSWORD..SHHH!


As many of you know, I plant secret passwords all over this site. If you happen to see it, you can run into the library and whisper it to Mrs. Smith. Get it right and you win a prize.
This month's password is hidden somewhere on this website. Good Luck!!

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WRITING/READING CONTESTS




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. There are currently THREE contests on display. 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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PA DAYS


BOND has no PA Days this month. Sorry!!
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LIBRARY CHECKOUT....


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 2017
 

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 Books, NEW Books, NEW Books!


That is what we are all about, after all!


We recently ordered 40 new books in October. Some new titles are:

1. SWING IT SUNNY
2. DOG MAN
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Getaway(Preordered)
4. BABYSITTERS CLUB
5. BIG NATE
6. MOUSEFORD ACADEMY
7. JEDI ACADEMY
8. WONDER WOMAN GN
9. LITTLE LEGENDS
10. NOTEBOOK OF DOOM
11. GERONIMO STILTON
12. BRAVE
 
and many more picture books.....

These new books will be on display after the Thanksgiving weekend....

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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!! 

Well, it is pre-ordered for November- but we ordered it- 2 copies, actually. 

We are all anxiously waiting its arrival....


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





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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REMEMBRANCE DAY
NOVEMBER 11th



Remembrance Day takes place on Sunday November 11th.  Most ceremonies will begin around 10:30am.

Bond Academy will be hosting it's annual Remembrance Day ceremony on Monday November 13th at 10:30am. Parents are welcome to attend. Our ceremony takes place In the gymnasium.


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TAKE YOUR KID TO WORK DAY!
WED NOV 1st.



This annual event is a real treat for both parents and children alike. Ask your mom or dad if they can take you to work for a day. You will get a glimpse of what your parents do all day :) And meet some of the people you hear them talk about....


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S.T.E.M. CLUB IS UNDERWAY!



Starting in October Mrs. Tombler and Mrs. Copp began the STEM club on Thursdays at lunch. There is still time to join if you are interested, just ask Ms. Tombler  for details or
listen to the Announcements for upcoming meetings.


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Daylight Savings Time



Don't forget to change your clocks on Saturday November 4th... the time goes back one hour- more sleep!!

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BOOK CLUB!




The ever-popular Book Club will continue in 2017.

 
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. 
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JUNIOR COUNCIL EVENT: 




The next JC event will be held by the "CLEAN UP CREW". Their advertisements have been posted on the doors around the school. Take a moment to look at one to see what this great Crew is doing to help out the school. If you want to join- talk to Mrs. Chhabra- she has all the details!!
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Black Friday



 Like to shop? This is the day for you! Shop online or head to the U.S. border for all the deals...Stock up for Christmas.....



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KOBOS!!


Thanks to the Parent Council, the library has 4 Kobos for Bond students to share. 

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...


KOBO 1-  Spirit Animals 1- Series 2

KOBO 2- Big Nate- Fire Drill

KOBO 3- Scorch Trials

KOBO 4- Goddess Girls

If you have any suggestions for new E-books, drop by the library and talk to Mrs. Smith or Mrs. Tombler.
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           CONSTRUCTION ZONE!
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The Bond Library replaced many new items this year such as:

1. new chairs
2. new lounge set
3. new pillows
4. new couch

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Looking forward.....



Okay, maybe not quite this drastic! 

However, the library is continuing its renovations. 

NEW!


We replaced the floor cushions to new EMOJI cushions and  added bins for the board games. 

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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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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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