Saturday, October 28, 2006


Wow! The S.A.S. Book Fair has come and gone. It was a great success. Thanks to all who participated, shopping, reading, and working to make the event fun. And thank you, especially, to co-chairs Luisa Evans and Kristín Nethersole for making it really come together. Thanks to Christine Duhaime for setting up. Sonia Clair-Rogers, Virginia Holden, Ofelia Kutchener--you kept the check-out lines moving quickly. Thanks to you and all the moms and grandmothers who supervised.

The children told me they enjoyed the fair very much. They are the ultimate benefactors as the school library has replenished its budget with the profits earned. Thanks to Sue Williams for her help in the hours of bookkeeping.

See you next year :-)

About electronic libraries

Dear parents and students,

Get out your Broward County Library card and get ready to access the terrific resources below:

Your public library will allow you to browse the collection holdings from home. Make sure the books/movies/materials are on the shelf before you get there.

The Florida e-library offers full text articles online and they have been sorted according to appropriate age groups: primary, intermediate, and junior high levels. You may not even have to leave home to research your report.

The links to these resources will remain in the sidebar for your convenience.

Happy reading,

Mrs. Saba

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Saint Anthony School Presents
The Scholastic Book Fair

Three Days
Wednesday, October 25th
Thursday, October 26th
Friday, October 27th

Students will attend the fair during their regularly scheduled library time. The fair will remain open for an hour after school each day so that parents may visit the fair with their children.

Check out the following link to read all about Geronimo Stilton, a favorite character of 3rd through 5th graders: Geronimo

Monday, October 09, 2006

Book of the Week

Don't miss the newest addition to our collection, The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. It has earned many top honors and we're sure you'll like it.

A Best Book of 2005, School Library Journal
A New York Times Notable Book of 2005
A Best Book of 2005, Child Magazine
Bluebonnet Award Nominee 2006, Texas Library Association
Askews Torchlight Award (UK) Winner, 2006
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book List, 2005
VOYA Top Shelf Fiction List for 2005
ALA Notable Book for 2005
YALSA Best Book for Young Adults 2005
Red House Children's Book Award Winner (UK), 2006
CCBC choice award 2006, Cooperative Children's Book Center
A 2006 Notable Children's Book, National Council for Teachers of English
A Publishers Weekly National Children's Bestseller

Wow! And if you want to check out the author's very cool website, here's the link:

Thanks to Jared in Grade 6 for recommending this book to the SAS Library.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Test Week: October 2 -- 6

Grades Three through Eight: Good luck on the ITBS!

...and if you need a book to read after the tests, get one upstairs in the library. See you soon.