To say our students have been a little excited to meet kid-lit-tunes musician Emily Arrow is an understatement! We’ve been reading books, singing her songs, and watching her YouTube videos for months, and the day finally came for her to sing with us LIVE and IN PERSON from the Elsa England Cafeteria!!!!!!
We were beyond thrilled to welcome Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson to England Elementary, on the *very first* morning of his book tour for his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator with his wordless picture book, Another.
Ms. Holcek’s second graders proudly introduced Mr. Robinson, sharing with the audience details about his books, helping welcome him to our school and kicking off his presentation.
Our kindergarten, first and second grade students (and teachers!) were enthralled with his presentation, and we all enjoyed “telling” the story of Another from our perspectives as he shared it with us during a special wordless group read-aloud.
Families at Elsa England, please check out this great event coming up in a few short weeks! Parents, please note the IMPORTANT RSVP DETAILS at the bottom of the flyer. RSVPs need to be made by parents to the teacher, on behalf of the student’s grandparents — by Thursday, March 7th!
PreK students, Kindergarteners, and 1st graders are very excited to meet Emily Arrow on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th! Emily is a former elementary-school-music-teacher-turned-kidlit-singer/songwriter; writing and performing fabulous songs based on picture books!
You can watch many videos of her original songs on her Emily Arrow YouTube channel, and we are excited to offer the pre-sale opportunity to purchase a signed CD before her visit! Order forms will be sent home in the next few days, and please return them by Monday, February 11th! You can also click the image below to download a new pre-order form.
Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for funding and supporting this very special literacy-music visit from Emily Arrow!
The Six Flags Six Hour Reading Program has begun! Students in grades K-5 are encouraged to participate in the Six Flags Six-Hour Read to Succeed Program running from NOW through FRIDAY, February 22nd.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas encourages students to read for six hours outside of their regularly assigned reading — to READ FOR FUN – and is happy to reward those students with a free ticket to Six Flags Fiesta Texas! Forms will be distributed this week in Thursday Folders to all K-5 students.
Please read the front and back of the form, fill out as directed (including parents’ initials and signature) and return NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, February 22nd to your child’s teacher. The theme park tickets will arrive mid-May for those who participate. Get ready to READ, READ, READ!
If you need an additional copy, click on the form below to print out a PDF!
To hear more about the program, watch the short video below!
The England Library is so excited to host our seventh annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest! Students enjoy having their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and entering their picture in our school-wide contest. Students might be found reading in a refrigerator, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!
In the photos, students should be visibly reading a book – and we should clearly be able to see the book cover (see examples above). The 10 winning images will be enlarged to 16” x 20” for display in our England Library during the 2019-20 school year.
Who: Any student attending England! (Only one entry per student, however students are welcome and encouraged to include siblings in a joint photo!)
When: from NOW until Friday, April 12, 2019
Contest Rules: Participating students must turn in a 4” x 6” or 5” x 7” photo print on photo paper of their contest entry (sorry, entries cannot be emailed). The submissions will be voted on by a panel of judges and the winning images will then need to provide a digital version of their image (please take the photo in the highest resolution your camera will allow) so that we may enlarge it for display in the library. Minimum resolution pixel dimensions are 1840 x 2300; optimum resolution pixel dimensions are 2400 x 3000 or higher. Please note that “camera-phone” photos will not be a high enough resolution to print in such an enlarged size for display in the library. Additionally, please do not Photoshop or otherwise edit the photo in order to superimpose parts of the image – we want it to be as authentic of an image as possible. Pick up a participation form in the library or download one below to attach to your contest entry picture.
Please note these additional guidelines: Your book must “match” the unusual reading spot, and the cover of your book must be visible in the photo.
Thanks to our awesome @ElsaEngRRISD PTA, we are able to bring in wonderful authors like Donna Janell Bowman to enrich our students’ learning experience! Thank you SO much, PTA!!!! pic.twitter.com/dcEaEkDP1Z
I know I’ve mentioned this already, but I hope all of our @ElsaEngRRISD students, parents, teachers & staff have marked their calendars for what’s shaping up to be another AMAZING, star-studded Texas Book Festival, October 27-28! CHECK OUT this line-up!!! #LibrariesRRockhttps://t.co/ex3cjPWeT7