Preparing to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale on December 11, 2018!

Our Fourth and Fifth graders are very excited to meet Author-Illustrator Nathan Hale in a few weeks! Learn more about Mr. Hale and his hilarious, historically-accurate books in the Google Slides presentation below, which was presented to 4th & 5th graders today.

{Note: Mr. Hale has many more works to his name than what is featured in the presentation below! Read more about his work here.}

 

Order Forms are due November 5, 2018!
Click the order form below to download a copy!

Click below to watch his video on War Hats!

Coins for Coats: October 15-19, 2018

Student Council and the England Library are co-sponsoring this year’s Coins for Coats program, helping the Round Rock Area Serving Center buy new coats for children in need throughout Round Rock ISD. With your help, they guarantee that your kindness will be passed on through the warmth of a coat.

If you would like to help, students can bring coins or bills to the school library to place in our special “Coins for Coats” collection containers between October 15-19, 2018

We are encouraging students to bring one type of coin each day that week and offering incentives for collecting the most funds:

MONDAY = bring pennies
       TUESDAY = bring nickels
       WEDNESDAY = bring dimes
       THURSDAY = bring quarters
        FRIDAY = bring $1 bills (or $5, $10, checks made to “RRASC: Keep Round Rock Warm“).

The TOP overall classroom will win a $40 Gift Certificate to spend at our Fall Book Fair plus an invitation for a popcorn reading party in the library! The TOP classroom per grade level will each win a $15 Book Fair Gift Certificate plus a classroom incentive.

The Round Rock Area Serving Center has never turned a child in need away without a coat.

Last year, our Elsa England community alone raised an incredible $4,900+ – and across Round Rock ISD, Coins for Coats raised over $30,000 in all, benefiting students right here in Round Rock!

Please help to make this year a success!

August/September 2018 By The Numbers…

Save The Date: Texas Book Festival October 27-28, 2018!

Volunteer at our Fall Book Fair: October 19-26!


What Book Made You a Reader?

Teachers & Staff members shared the book or series that made them a reader! Check out our hallway display to read more!

 

Bluebonnet Author Donna Janell Bowman to visit 2-4th graders on Friday, November 2nd!

The lucky 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders at England Elementary will host the Bluebonnet-Award-Nominated Author, Donna Janell Bowman, on Friday, November 2nd! Her recent book, Step Right Up, How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, is currently on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List for 2018-19!

If you would like to order an autographed copy of Donna Janell Bowman’s recent books, please click on the image below and return the order form with payment by Monday, September 17th.

 

Local independent bookstore, BookPeople, is selling copies of Step Right Up and Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words to our students in advance of her visit, so our guest is able to sign and personalize books while she visits England Elementary!

Thank you in advance to our PTA, who helps makes visits like this possible for our students!

Welcome Back to the Library, Leopards!

I’m thrilled to be kicking off our SEVENTH year together at Elsa England! I’ve already begun Library Orientations with 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade, and will finish up this week with the rest of the classes not yet visited the library! By the end of this week, all 1,200 of our K-5 students will have received their library orientation lesson and checked out their FIRST books of the year!!!

Read more about our library policies, sign up for our Birthday Book Club, consider volunteering in the library, sign up for a parent library account, or check our library schedule — all right here on our library website!

We have a FABULOUS year in store together, and I can’t wait to get started!