Miss Melissa Chrusch
Certified School Library Media Specialist
K-5 Library Teacher
m c h r u s c h @ d s d h s . c o m (remove spaces)
Dallas Elementary School (1-5 Librarian) :
Wycallis Elementary School (K-5 Librarian):
Miss Chrusch’s Education & Professional Organizations:
- BA in English: Writing Concentration, from York College of Pa
- Masters of Science and Information Systems: School Media from SUNY Albany
- PA Teaching Certificate K-12 Librarian
- Masters in Education: Instructional Media, from Wilkes University
- Google Certified Educator
- Member of the American Library Association (ALA)
- Member of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
- Member of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA)
2018-2019 Library Aide:
Jenn Dixon j d i x o n @ d s d h s . c om
New blog posts about events, projects and Library information show up below this introduction post, please keep reading!
The Dallas Elementary Book Fair is scheduled to begin Monday, March 4th, and continue until Friday March 8th. Students are scheduled to attend during their library period as noted below:
Family Shopping Night is Thursday March 7th 6-9 pm
2 hr Delay Schedule
If there is poor weather the Class Book Fair Shopping Times will be adjusted as noted below ….
11:25-11:55 FIFTH GRADE
12:00-12:30 FIRST GRADE
1:00-1:30 FOURTH GRADE
1:35-2:05 SECOND GRADE
2:10-2:40 THIRD GRADE
if school is cancelled the missed classes will be made up at a TBA time. Check back here for more information if this situation occurs.
Online Book Fair:Parents may shop online starting March 4 and continue to shop up to the week after the physical Book Fair ends (March 15).
Thank you for supporting our Book Fair and our Library Program.
Thank you for your support of our DES book fair!
The Book fair is a week-long shopping event; your child will
come with their class at their regularly scheduled Library Class
Period for 40 minutes. The Fair will be open from 9:00 am-3:30
daily for parents, students who were absent, or any student who
needed to make a purchase (students not scheduled will sent
down at their teacher’s digression.)
Family Shopping Night will be Thursday March 1 st from 6-8 pm,
during the Science Fair and Family Fun Night activities.
Online Book Fair: https://tinyurl.com/desbf18 runs from Friday Feb 24 th – Friday March 9 th Online Purchases will ship to the school after the online fair is over. The Online Fair has books from Pre-K –through Adult, and is great for surprise gifts!
PTO Shopping Volunteers are needed for all classes; proper
clearances are needed to volunteer. Please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer. The PTO
volunteers will do their best to accommodate your child’s
shopping boundaries, but parents shoppers are encouraged to
attend during their child’s shopping time. If you do attend,
please sign in for a visitor’s pass and then proceed directly to the
library. Please do not go to your child’s classroom.
The Book Fair will be taking donations and having a poster raffle
and a book basket raffle to help cover students who are unable
to purchase books due to financial issues, and to help with
students who may need a little for their sales tax. We will also
be taking donations to this fund. Any unused donated money
will be donated to Blue Chip.
New this year: Please note that due to changes in PA State tax
laws, the Book Fair purchases will be subject to sales tax.
Sending your child with an extra dollar or two to cover this
would be helpful to your student and those volunteers trying to
assist your child with their math for their purchases.
Payment may be made in cash or checks payable to PTO/Library
Fund. Credit card payments will only be accepted from the card
holding adult. We ask that no exchanges be made on items
after the child has left the library. Please encourage your child
to examine their merchandise before leaving the library.
Please be aware that Scholastic sends many books not listed on
the order form. Please include any information you would like
us to share with the volunteers on your child’s envelope. If you
wish your child to only purchase books and/or make no
substitutions, please indicate that on the attached form and
submit it in your money envelope, your child will bring this
information with them to the fair.
We will once again be providing Teacher Wish Lists for each of
the classroom teachers, as well as learning support and
specialists. If you would like to purchase a book for your child’s
classroom, please stop by the fair. A special Book Plate will be
placed in the book noting your child’s donation and this
purchase will help build your child’s classroom with the newest
Helpful Links for Students and Parents:
About our Libraries
How to Search for Books
When is my Library Class?
DES Catalog Link: Search for books and check out the new book section
DES Online Public Access Catalog
WES Catalog Link: Search for books and check out the new book section:
WES Online Public Access Catalog
Students and Parents, if you have questions about our 3rd -5th Grade AR Program:
AR Program Information
Parents Interested in Volunteering in the Library:
Volunteer Forms for the Buildings
How to Check Books in and out (11 min tutorial) * Sorry for the voice quality…laryngitis 😉
DES Parent Volunteer Powerpoint
Wycallis Library Volunteer Powerpoint
2017-2018 Library Class Schedules have been posted, please see the link above to know when your assigned class period is. Students come to library every week for 40 minutes. They will meet with the Librarian Miss Chrusch, every other week, and trade off with our awesome Library Aide “Miss Louise” Van Tuyl on the alternating weeks.
Parent Volunteers are being accepted for all classes in both buildings, see the Volunteer section above for more information.