Monday, 28 May 2012

June in the Library

The library will be closed (no classes and no students during break times) for the last 2 weeks of school, June  4- 15. No, this doesn't mean that the library staff are going on holiday early!

We really want to get a head start on organizing class libraries for next school year before the new book orders arrive. To do this, we need as many books returned to the library as soon as possible.

We realize that you will still need books to continue running an academic program. However, (I won't name names but... :) some of you still have books that were checked out way back in September. We would like the majority of books checked out to you, your class library, GCCs, etc returned by Friday June 1. Don't panic! We will be flexible and reasonable.

However, here are some incentives:

Be the first teacher (who has books checked out) to return all books checked out in his/her name and receive a bottle of wine.  
Congratulations Julie Day!
The first class with all student books returned will receive chocolates.
Congratulations Helen Killen and K1HKi!
The first class with all class library books returned will receive ice cream. 
Congratulations Sharon Martin and K1ShM!
  • Books with a sticker like this, do not need to be returned:

(except for K2- sorry but we need all your CL books back.)
  • Book sets with a sticker like below, should be returned to your grade's book cupboard. 
  • Any book sets in your book cupboard without this sticker, need to be returned to the library. 

Student Info-
  • All books due June 1. 
  • Overdue notices will be sent via email to students in grades 3-5. Please remind students to check their email and forward the reminder to their parents to help locate all books as soon as possible.
**I'm sure the last thing you need is such a long blog post to read. So, be the first person to email me that you've read it to then end and you'll get a bottle of wine! Congrats to Anne Marie Chow!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Readers Cup Winners!

Congratulations to our Younger Readers team who tied for first place in the Singapore Red Dot Readers Cup competition on May 24!

Our teams members are:

Younger Readers:
Avni Tohani
Divya Kartik
Aishwarya Santosh
Kina Takahashi
Abha Panchdhari
                                                                    Rhea Shrivastava

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Readers Cup 2012

UWCSEA East will host the Singapore Red Dot Readers Cup competition on Thursday May 24 4:00-6:00 PM in the the auditorium. The Readers Cup is where teams from different international schools will test their knowledge of books from the Red Dot awards in two categories: Younger (Grades 2, 3, and 4) and Older (Grades 4, 5, and 6).
Nineteen students in grade 2-5 have been preparing after school for 5 weeks. Our team members are:

Older Readers:
Alice Tay 
Tanya Cukierman 
Siona Mitra 
Siddhant Dahiya
Jaiveer Nalwa
Lucy Cooper

Younger Readers:
Avni Tohani
Divya Kartik
Aishwarya Santosh
Kina Takahashi
Abha Panchdhari
Rhea Shrivastava

Amrita Singh
Arhan Singh
Arjun Gore
Arya Bhandari
Austin Bennett
Naia Corbett
Sahej Anand
Sara Matsubara

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Rukhsana Khan

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada at the age of three. 

Rukhsana has eleven books published including The Big Red Lollipop which was on the Red Dot short list. 

She has appeared on television and radio numerous times, has been featured at international conferences in Denmark, Mexico, Singapore, Italy, and South Africa, and has presented all across Canada and the U.S. 

She tells tales of India, Persia, the Middle East, as well as her own stories. Rukhsana will visit UWC East 
on May 24th and present to students in grades 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 .