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Tuesday 7:30am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30am - 2:00 pm
LIBRARY DATES TO KNOW: Book Fair May 13 thru May 17 or shop on-line and beat the crowds!
BOOK FAIR will be here in May, 2013!!!
Tarpey's Spring Book Fair was FABULOUS! The Library made $4,500 in books and cash!
"Elizabeth O'Neill's Short Stacks for a Tall Cause" pancake breakfast/book drive was held in February, hosted by San Joaquin College of Law. The Elizabeth O’Neill’s scholarship fund-raiser is an annual event that includes SJCL’s Race Judicata. The money the event raises is for the Elizabeth O’Neill Memorial Scholarship, set up by family to help female head of household students who demonstrate a high level of civility and integrity, as she herself did throughout her life and career.
Because of Elizabeth O’Neill’s love for children and passion for reading, SJCL combined a book drive with their fund-raiser. The book drive starts a few weeks prior to the breakfast. Cart is put out at the law college and people start filling up the cart. Then, as the cart becomes full, the books are boxed and placed in Ms. Cartier’s office.
SJCL generously donates the books they collect to Clovis Unified elementary school’s libraries. Missy Cartier, SJCL’s Public Information Officer, presented 358 books to Librarians Shannon Raiskup and Georgi Leonardo. Last year Pinedale and Temperance Kutner received 200 books between the two schools. SJCL’s goal is to double the amount of books they collect each year and help in placing much needed books in the hands of children. The books will touch many children and provide entertainment that expands the mind.
Excited Tarpey third graders were again the recipients of Clovis Sierra Rotary Club's Generosity. Members Ed Flores, Ron Greilich, and James Johnson handed out dictionaries to all 100 of Tarpey's third grade classes on Friday, October 3, 2008. The Rotary realizes what a big transition it is from third grade to fourth and how much children need to master before getting to fourth grade. That is why they target third grade for their gift of words. The children get to keep the dictionary as their own, forever. Pictured are Dominique Sandoval and Sierra Beven as they get their hot little hands on a personal copy of the dictionary they get to keep! Tarpey Thanks you, Clovis Sierra Rotary Club!
Tarpey Classrooms participated in BOOK IT!
About BOOK IT! http://www.bookitprogram.com/
BOOK IT! motivates children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza. BOOK IT! is simple for the teacher to use, flexible because goals match reading ability, and fun because achieving a goal is a great reason to celebrate.
BOOK IT! runs every school year from October through March. The teacher sets a reading goal for each child in the class. A tracking chart and reproducibles are included to make it that much easier. As soon as a child meets the monthly reading goal, the teacher gives him or her a Reading Award Certificate.
BOOK IT! goals are based on reading ability. Number of books, number of pages, or number of minutes – they all work. BOOK IT! can also be used with the reading curriculum or as support for comprehension or intervention programs. For children not reading independently, the goal can be set where a parent or others read to the child.
Pizza Hut is proud of all BOOK IT! readers! The restaurant manager and team congratulate every child for meeting the monthly reading goal and reward them with a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza, BOOK IT! card and backpack clip. Every child who meets their reading goal in all six months of the program receives a BOOK IT! All-Star Reader Award from Pizza Hut.
Tarpey’s Higgins Library Wins "Created Equal" Bookshelf Grant
Tarpey Elementary School is one of 3,000 Libraries selected to receive the grant for the We the People Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers.We the People Bookshelf is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) and is conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. Mrs. Georgi Leonardo, Tarpey's Librarian, proudly displays the We the People Bookshelf of 21 hard-cover books, 4 of the titles which are translated into Spanish.
Are you "Wild About Reading"? The Fresno Grizzlies are "Wild About Reading" and will be visiting Tarpey on February 5, 2008. Parker, the Fresno Grizzlie Mascot, will be challenging each Tarpey student to read at least 10 books. As an incentive to read those books, the Fresno Grizzlies will give each participating student 2 free baseball tickets to a predetermined game. Come to the assembly on February 8th and take Parker's challenge!
Tarpey’s Winter BOOK FAIR was a great success! Thank you to all the Children, Parents, and Staff who supported the fair and bought books. The total profits in books and money for our Library is … $2,433!
Thank you, Clovis Sierra Rotary, for all the wonderful books your organization donates to Tarpey Library!
Tarpey's Spring Book Fair was FABULOUS! The Library made $2,917.00 in books and cash!
Thank you to each and everyone! Tarpey Rocks!
Clovis Kiwanis, Mr. Merrill Wright and Mr. Tom Ebert, visited Tarpey Elementary on Friday, April 13th, to present books for the Library on the Kiwanis behalf. The books are collected by when a member travels out of town; he has to bring a book back. Failure to do so results in a five dollar fine that goes into the kitty to purchase more books. Tarpey is the lucky recipient of these books and the children greatly appreciate the kind donation.
Parker, The Fresno Grizzlies mascot, visited Tarpey January 9th to kick off their "Wild About Reading" program. What's involved is your child reading 10 books, logging the titles on the bookmark they are provided, and turning the bookmark back in to their teacher by 2/13/07. That will entitle your child to receive 2 free tickets to the April 22, 2007 baseball game. The tickets will be handed out after Spring Break. Let's all go to the ball game!
Wow! Tarpey's Winter Book Fair generated a profit of over $1,000 worth of new books and $1,700 cash! Thank you to all Spartans, Parents, and Students who helped to make the book fair a success!
Accelerated Reader is up and running under the new name of AR Enterprise at Renaissance Place. You may get a list of titles from the Accelerated Reader link on Tarpey’s homepage.
The Fresno Grizzlies “Parker” the bear will be visiting Tarpey January 9, 2007, at 2:00 PM to kick off our “Wild About Reading” program. You may read 10 books and receive 2 free tickets to a predetermined Fresno Grizzlie game. I will try and get our seats together this year. Let’s read and see a free baseball game!
*Our Spring Book Fair was a huge success! We profited by adding $2,000 worth of new books! Thanks to everyone who made it possible!
* The baseball tickets from the “Wild About Reading” program students participated in will be handed out the week after Spring Break. The date and time for Tarpey’s game is May 7th at 2:05 Pm. So, please mark your calendars! I’ll see you at the ballpark!
* Higgins Library will be hosting the annual Spring Book Fair the week of May 15th thru May 19th.
Accelerated Reading (AR) is available in the Higgins Library after school, until 4 PM, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Tarpey students won $500 for the Library by participating in the Grizzlies "Wild About Reading" program. Way to go, Tarpey! That means even MORE Accelerated Reader quizzes & new books!
Thank you to Clovis Rotary Club for their generous donation of books to our library. The Rotary brought along a special treat, Mrs. Shehorn, to read to the children. Many thanks!