Friday, October 10, 2014

Creepy Contest for the Autumn Festival

Teachers and students, we are having a contest to write epitaphs.  Brand new books will be prizes for the most creative, funniest, saddest, most inspiring, best poem, and best tombstone.  Epitaphs due October 30th.  Check out the prize books in the glass case at the library entrance.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Veteran's Day Contest

Teachers and Students,
Discovery Education is having a video contest to honor those people in our lives who are veterans. Just go to http://www.discoveryeducation.com/MyHeroIs/index.cfm and check out the lessons and contest rules.  The deadline is October 22, so let's get started!  The link includes a very good short video on the creation of Veteran's Day, (November 11), and how it is celebrated.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Foshay Learning Center, 2014/2015!  We are going to have a spectacular year, full of learning, fun and success for all members of the Foshay Family!  Please start of your year by checking out all the wonderful books and materials available at your library.  We are open before school, after school, lunchtime and during any class with a pass.  Don't forget the public library is just down the street and available on the week-ends, too.  The Los Angeles Public Libraries have started to offer after-school homework help online, and they have computers, too. Here is the info:

ONLINE TUTORING WITH LIVE HOMEWORK HELP 
Do you need help with a math problem?  Are you struggling with your college application essay?  Is your brain still jumbled from conjugating verbs in Spanish class?  Get an online tutor!  
  • Live Homework Help can be accessed anywhere you have internet access, including a smartphone or tablet.
  • Online tutoring is available everyday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. in English and Spanish.
  • To get started, go to: www.lapl.org/ya/homework
  • Log in with your library card.  If you don't have a library card, you can access Live Homework Help during Student Zone hours at the library.
  • Students (K-12, college, adult learners) can get help in Math, English, Social Studies, Science, Spanish (starting September 2nd), and more. 
Check out this short video to see how Live Homework Help workshttp://youtu.be/fn5JQaGOQZc?list=UUY2Slkd907TZx-EVuSNgP6Q
 
See you @ the library!

Monday, June 02, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2014!!!

CLASS OF 2014!! -  You are AWESOME!  Good Luck in the future from your Foshay Family!

Also A BIG SHOUT OUT to our Culminating 8th Grade Class!!  Readers are Leaders and it SHOWS! 

Today our 5th Grade Class had such a beautiful culmination into middle school.  So many of our 5th grade students had PERFECT ATTENDANCE  this year.  Fifth grade also read the most chapter books per student of any homeroom in elementary. It is worth saying it again, Readers are Leaders!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU ALL.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Almost June! End of the Year News...

Thank you for supporting the bookfairs, we made money for fun new materials you will see in the fall!

Students, all the library books are due to be in NOW so please get them into your backpack tonight to help you bring them in the morning when you might be too rushed to remember.  If your library materials are not returned I will assume they are lost and send a notice home requesting your parents to pay for it.

It is almost time for summer break,  so check out the great lists on this page of wonderful ideas for summer reading.  Just a few blocks from here is a public library with fun stuff to do all summer! They have a Summer Reading Club where you can earn prizes, and special activities for ages 3-10 on Thursdays from 4-5pm.  See you @ the library!

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Regional Library
3906 So. Western Ave.
(323) 290-3113
Hours:
Mon/Wed 10am to 8pm
Tues/Thurs 12:30 to 8pm
Fri/Sat 10am to 5:30pm
Sun 1-5pm
           






Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bookfair!!

Students, Staff and Parents,
We are having a Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Bookfair APRIL 3rd-10th.  It will be the week before Spring Break, so it will be a perfect time to get Easter presents.  Thank you all who participated in the Fall Bookfair, we were able to purchase many good books and a beautiful new rug for the Reading Nook.  EVERYTHING is Buy One Get One at the BOGO Bookfair:  posters, school supplies, sale items, ALL.  Great bargains, and teachers and parents will have a Special Sneak Preview Wednesday, the 2nd after school.  See you @ the Library!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A MILLION Words!

Foshay students, we are taking the challenge to read a  MILLION WORDS THIS YEAR!  That is the equivalent of close to 25 middle school level chapter books.  Reading has been shown to be the most important key to success and B R A I N P O W E R.  Soooo...Can you do it?  Of course you can!  You might have done it all ready.  Check your AR record and see how far you have to go to be a CHAMPION reader.  There will be a reward assembly for the winners and lots of FUN!