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Instructor: Ms. Tapp, Librarian   
Library Assistant:  Barbara Bilkert

 Welcome to the Springwoods Elementary School Library. 
Reading is one of the most important factors contributing to success in school. 



Take time to READ over the summer!  A student's success in school depends on how much they read.  Participating in the Summer Reading program will also enable your child to start the year off with extra credit!

Click on the following links for summer reading information and forms for students going into:
 Fourth Grade

 Fifth Grade


Students may participate in the Prince William Public Library Summer Reading Program to satisfy the PWCS Summer Reading requirement.

The public library summer reading program has weekly themes, prizes, free books, and chances to win an  Asus Chromebook flip - and counts as the PWCS summer reading requirement.

At Chinn Park Regional Library:


Use this URL for more information:


 3rd-5th Practice Keyboarding! 
Do all 12 stages of the the typing games using this link.  Practice every day.
Happy Birthday,


Thank you for making the Book Fair a success!
       Online orders should be here next week.

​Don't forget  - You can shop the online Book Fair.  If you are unable to come to the Book Fair or if there are sold out items, check out   http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/springwoodselementaryschool1

The Book Fair is Coming
  Book Fair hours are:
    Monday, 4/4/2016:
       9:00am - 4:00pm
        9:00am - 6:00pm
        9:00am - 4:00pm
​    Thursday, 4/7/2016:
9:00am - 7:45pm
​           Friday, 4/8/2016:
           9:00am - 4:00pm

Student wish lists will be created on March 31 and April 1, 2016.


                                               Congratulations to ​                                                 

Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School in Winchester VA - they won the Jan Brett visit for 2016-2017.  They had 8646 votes in all.  Next year, we will try again to win a visit from the awesome Jan Brett.etov ​Thank you to everyone who



Springwoods can win a visit from author Jan Brett during the 2016-2017 school year!  Please click here and enter the contest. Parents, grandparents, family friends and anyone else you know who is willing to enter this contest for us, it will help Springwoods become the winner of this awesome opportunity.


Information about our library program:

All students have a library class once a week (once every 5 school days).  

Students may check books in or out every day, even if it is not their scheduled library class day with a pass from their teacher.

Student library hours are 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM.  

Books are checked out for 10 school days (2 weeks.)  They may be renewed an additional time, if needed.

We love parent volunteers!  Contact us for more information at tappcj@pwcs.edu. (Ms. Tapp, Librarian)

Library News
BoB Dates:
Next BoB meeting: January 12, 2016, 3:30 to 4:30 in the Library.

Book Fair in October 2015
Summer Reading 2015
Students may participate in the PWC Library summer reading program and earn credit by turning in that documentation. Students who choose the option of participating in the Prince William Public Library summer reading program should read the number of books designated for their grade level.
Renovations this Summer

The Library is being renovated this summer and SOLs are coming soon. Because of this, the library has to close to check outs on April 17, 2015.
Book Fair March 2015
Springwood's Spring 2015 Book Fair

* The Book Fair takes checks, cash, and charge. Checks should be payable to Springwoods Elementary.
March 16, Monday 9:00 to 7:45 PM
March 17, Tuesday 9:00 to 4:00 PM
March 18, Wednesday 9:00 to 7:45 PM.

Books from the Book Fair can be purchased online:
Books purchased online will be mailed to the school and delivered to your child's classroom. If you would like to order items online (through March 20, 2015) you can go to this link and access the Springwoods Online Book Fair page.

Chinn Park Bookmark Contest
Chinn Park Library is having a book mark contest. See their website for more information: www.pwcgov.org/library
Check out The Chocolate Touch
We have The Chocolate Touch!
Students asked for this book and now we have it. Here is a description, courtesy of amazon.com:

In a laugh-out-loud hilarious twist on the legend of King Midas, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate. Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out….

First published in 1952, The Chocolate Touch was an instant classic—and has remained a timeless favorite with kids, teachers, and parents.

A Great Book
I just finished Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein. I loved it! It was about a library that I wish really existed (as long as all of the technology really worked!) This book did remind me a lot of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory, but it was the public Library version and went into detail about the Dewey Decimal system and how the library works. A must read.
Book Fair March 2015
Looking ahead - we are planning our Spring 2015 Book Fair on March 16, 17, and 18. The Book Fair will be open until 7:45 PM on the 16th and 18th.
The Fall Book Fair begins on October 20!
School Starts Next Week!
September 25th is almost here. I hope everyone had the chance to read and read and read this summer. In particular, I hope students read for the summer reading program so they can start out the brand new school year with extra credit.

.Kids Reading
Have a great summer!
I hope you have the opportunity to read and read and read this summer!

Don't forget to join Summer Quest at your local PWC library. This summer reading program can be used as your "summer reading "requirement for PWC Schools. See your local library for more information.
Discover BABYMOUSE...

The Springwoods library now has BabyMouse books.  We have almost the entire series to date and they have been extremely popular so far.  

Here is a School Library Journal review, as accessed on amazon.com:

Frfrom School Library Journal

Grade 2-5–Several things are clear about Babymouse, as evidenced from the cover art–shes adorable and she loves pink. Luckily, as further pages reveal, she is also smart, spunky, and a tad sarcastic. In Our Hero, Babymouse must face her greatest fear–dodgeball. Felicia Furrypaws has the quickest throw in school and targets a certain mouse. Babymouse must also tackle her second fear, math. In Queen, she tries everything she can think of to get an invitation to Felicia Furrypawss slumber party. Meanwhile, she avoids her mouse-eating locker, dreams of being a queen (whose idea of luxury is a plateful of books), and solves a mystery. Finally, handing over her homework results in the coveted invitation, but the party doesnt turn out as she had hoped. In both books, the hilarious black-and-white illustrations are splashed with pink. Babymouse has a distinct voice and is a real charmer.–Sadie Mattox, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA 
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Battle of the Books Final
 The Springwoods Battle of the Books team made it to
Glenkirk Elementary on April 9 for the final battle.  
We did a fantastic job.  It is truly impressive to see so
many students who read and remembered the 13 books.  
Congratulation to the placing school teams and
CONGRATULATIONS to Springwoods BoB students.  
You did a fabulous job and Mrs. Zachariasen and
Ms. Tapp are very proud of you!!
Book Fair Online

You can order books from the book fair via the "online fair" site.  After ordering, the books will be sent to the school (free shipping) and delivered to your child's classroom.

If you have any questions, email Carla Tapp (Librarian) at tappcj@pwcs.edu.

The Minecraft Essential Handbook can only be purchased if it is paid in advance.  After the  Book Fair on Wednesday, I will pay for as many copies as ordered so they will deliver them to the school.
Battle of the Books Scrimmage Date

We are planning a Battle of the Books scrimmage at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Woodbridge.  Three Woodbridge elementary schools are participating in the scrimmage:  Springwoods, Rosa Parks, and Mary G Porter Traditional School.

So far, the date and times are April 2, at 6:30 PM.  The scrimmage should take an hour. 

BoB Parents, Please note the date of the scrimmage as your student will need a ride to and from Rosa Parks Elementary School.  Contact Ms. Tapp for more information. 
The Springwoods PTO is donating copies of all the Battle of the Books books to our BoB club so that we 1) have a copy of all the books and 2) we can read the books simultaneously and then discuss them at our meetings.

I can't thank you enough, PTO!  There is no better gift than books.
Book Fair - ONLINE

Visit the ONLINE Book Fair - available October 7 - October 18


Visit the online Book Fair at the link above to place orders for books - more books than available at the Book Fair in the library.  All orders are shipped with free shipping to the school and can be sent home with your child.

Contact Ms. Tapp for more information:   tappcj@pwcs.edu

The Book Fair
Book Fair News:

The Book Fair should be set up on Wednesday, October 9, and Thursday and Friday will be the Book Fair "browsing days" or "wish lists" days.  Hopefully, every student will have the opportunity to come to the Book Fair with their classes and make a wish list to show their parents over the weekend.

Monday, October 14, Field Day, is the official opening of the Book Fair.  The hours on Monday are 9:00 to 7:45 PM.

Tuesday hours are 9:00 to 4:00.

Wednesday, October 16,  is the final day of the book fair and the hours are 9:00 to 7:45 PM. 

We need to buy many books for the library and we are hoping that the Book Fair will be a spectacular success so that we can get books into the library for students to check out.
Book Fair Dates
Mrs. Bilkert and I will be setting up the Book Fair on Wednesday, October 9. Thursday and Friday, October 10-11, will be "browsing days." Students and teachers will be able to take a preview look at the book fair and make wish lists. The fair itself will have the following hours:

Monday 9:00 AM – 7:45 PM

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesday 9:00 AM – 7:45 PM

Holding a book fair requires a team effort. If any parents would like to volunteer time to help us with the book fair, please let me know by calling 703-590-9874 and asking for the library or emailing me at tappcj@pwcs.edu.

Library Information
4th and 5th grade students needed for Battle of the Books.

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