Friday, September 2, 2011


Click here for a new adventure in Library:

This is now the official blog of the elementary library. 

Visit now and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Library News

Please see the Library today if your child has materials or fines owing.  ONLY students who are clear at the Library receive their yearbooks.


Bring your quarters, dimes and nickels!

Get your summer reading on Fun Day!


House of James Summer Reading Club

Call 604-852-3734 for details.

Kids’ Summer Reading Club resources

In Summer 2010, students around the world logged 52,710,368 reading minutes. Can you help set a new world record for summer reading?

The 20 schools with the most minutes will be featured in the 2012 Scholastic Book of World Records.


Can’t get to the public library?  Try their e-books!

Books for pre-K to Adult are available for FREE with your FVRL Library account..

Read online or download to your computer, eBook reader or Smartphone.

Travelling by car?

Try the public library’s collection of audio books!

Type in your keyword and narrow your search by Material Type: Books on tape or Books on CD.

Don’t forget to stop by your Church Library for more summer reading resources!

*Keep those card fronts!  The Library continues to collect any used greeting card fronts (trim off the personal writing) for making bookmarks throughout the year.  Thank you for all those donations and thank you to Judy Tyers of Bethesda House who makes these bookmarks for us.

Monday, May 2, 2011

MAY IS.....

May 2011 is...

Arthritis Awareness Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Better Hearing and Speech Month Family Wellness Month Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month Get Caught Reading Month Heal the Children Month Healthy Vision Month Huntington's Disease Awareness Month Jewish American Heritage Month Latino Books Month Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month National Better Hearing Month National Bike Month National Family Month (5/8-6/19) National Guide Dog Month National Hamburger Month National Hepatitis Awareness Month National Mental Health Month National Military Appreciation Month National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month National Physical Fitness and Sports Month National Preservation Month National Radio Month National Stroke Awareness Month Personal History Month Teen Self-Esteem Month Ultraviolet Awareness Month Women's Health Care Month

Flower: Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn

Birthstone: Emerald

Moons: New (5/3); First Quarter (5/10); Full (5/17); Last Quarter (5/24)

Be Kind to Animals Week (5/1-5/7)

Children's Book Week (5/2-5/8)

Flexible Work Arrangements Week (5/1-5/7) Goodwill Industries Week (5/1-5/7) Kids Win Week (5/1-5/7) National Family Week (5/1-5/7) National Nurses Week (5/6-5/12) National Pet Week (5/1-5/7) National Wildflower Week (5/2-5/8) Spring Astronomy Week (5/2-5/8) Teacher Appreciation Week (5/1-5/7) May Day (in some places, Labor Day) 5/1 Melanoma Monday (5/2) Robert's Rules Day (5/2) Childhood Depression Awareness Day (5/3) National Teacher Day (5/3)

UN: World Press Freedom Day (5/3)

Japan: Greeenery Day (5/4)

National Day of Prayer (5/4 or 5/6)??

Star Wars Day (5/4) (May the 4th be with you....) Cinco de Mayo (5/5) South Korea: Children's Day (5/4) Military Spouse Appreciation Day (5/6)

Cannes Film Festival (5/15-5/22)

National Etiquette Week (5/8-5/14)

National Nursing Home Week (5/8-5/14)

Mother's Day; World Red Cross Day (5/8)

Birthday of the Buddha (Day of Vesak) (5/10) World Lupus Day (5/10) National Receptionists Day (5/11) National School Nurse Day (5/11) Limerick Day (5/12) Friday the Thirteenth (5/13) National Migratory Bird Day (5/14)

International New Friends, Old Friends Week (5/15-5/21) NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships (5/17-5/20) National Dog Bite Prevention Week (5/16-5/22) National Police Week (5/15-5/21) National Return to Work Week (5/15-5/21) National Transportation Week (5/15-5/21) World Trade Week (5/15-5/21) Biographers Day (5/16) Flower Moon (5/17)

UN: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (5/17)

Haiti: Flag and University Day (5/18)

International Museum Day (5/18)

Turn Beauty Inside Out (5/18)

Turkey: Youth and Sports Day (5/19)

Denmark: Common Prayer Day (5/20)

Eliza Doolittle Day (5/20)

National Bike to Work Day (5/20)

National Defense Transportation Day (5/20) Weights and Measures Day (5/20) Armed Forces Day (5/21) Endangered Species Day (5/21)

National Backyard Games Week (5/23-5/30) National Geographic Bee Finals (5/24-5/25) World Turtle Day (5/23) National Missing Children's Day (5/25) Memorial Day (5/30)

Remember--the list is just for fun. Not responsible for errors/omissions.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Series: Welcome Books.

Titles 1 - 10 out of 10
Trees to paper. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 338.4 SNY Snyder, Inez.
Published 2003
Interest Level: K-3
Wheat. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 633.1 Sny Snyder, Inez.
Published 2004
Interest Level: K-3
Apples. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 634 .11 Sny Snyder, Inez.
Published 2004
Cranberries. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 634 Sny Snyder, Inez.
Published 2004
Oranges. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 634 Sny Snyder, Inez.
Published 2004
Interest Level: K-3
Tomatoes. 0 of 1 available
[ Book ] 635 Sny Snyder, Inez.
Published 2004
Interest Level: K-3
Beans to chocolate. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 641.3 SNY Snyder, Inez.
Published 2003
Interest Level: K-3
Tomatoes to ketchup. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 641.303 SNY Snyder, Inez.
Published 2003
Interest Level: K-3
Milk to icecream. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 641.8 SNY Snyder, Inez.
Published 2003
Interest Level: K-3
Wax to crayons. 1 of 1 available
[ Book ] 665.1 SNY Snyder, Inez.
Published 2003
Interest Level: K-3

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ed Fast Speaks to Grade 5's in the Library!

The students watched a brief video of explaining about what Parliament is and then Mr. Fast talked about what the Federal government is responsible vs. the Provincial government.  Students also had an extended question period.  Comment from an student:  "That was awesome!"

100+ Google Tips for Teachers

Contemplate that a universal-library may be possible!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Edtech Conference in Vancouver!

 I had to wake up at 4:45am because we had to get to Vancouver by 7am.  We made it with just a minute to spare!  After registration we went straight to the Keynote Speakers for the Conference.  There looked to be about 400 people in the room.

One of the keynote speakers was the Minister of Education in British Columbia.George Abbott.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

THE CHRISTIAN BOOK FAIR IS HERE! OPEN April 11-15, 2011 in the Elementary Multipurpose Room!

Don't Miss Out!
Come one, Come all: Everyone Welcome!

WELCOME LIGHTHOUSE BOOKS: Wendy Janzen and Heather Whitbread!
Here is a sampling from our Fair! 
Come and see for yourself all the wonderful books and other items including posters and TSHIRTS!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This month GREEN is a focus in theme!
Libraries have always been GREEN in that we are using the same materials over and over again.  Libraries are great at promoting SHARING and STEWARDSHIP- two big ideas that environmentalists are big on. 
Be GREEN and sign out an Anne of GREEN Gables book this month in the Library!
Be GREEN and sign out any book you can find about earth, the environment, recycling, conservation and more.
See you soon!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Freedom to Read

At MEI Elementary, we celebrate the freedom to be able to read Christian Literature.

Read and share the Bible today, because we CAN!

Call or write your local paper or government and let others know that you appreciate the freedom of reading.

Blog, Facebook, Tweet or Text about your favourite Christian author/illustrator or Bible verse!

Click on the link above to find out more about this special week in Canada.

We Appreciate Teachers!

"Are you sick of highly paid teachers?"

Teachers' hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or10 months a year! It's time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit!

We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That's right. Let's give them $3.00 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that's $19.50 x 30 = $585.00 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.


That's $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master's degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.

Wait a minute -- there's something wrong here! There sure is!

The average teacher's salary (nation wide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days = $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

Make a teacher smile; repost this to show appreciation for all educators.