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Library Books are due back

Jcaturday-return-books-right-meowust a note, the Elementary Libraries are both now done with book check out for the year. Students who have library books still outstanding are asked to return them to the library as soon as possible. Both libraries need to have the shelves put into order, and then every book will need to be scanned for inventory and the reports need to be analyzed which is a major process for one person in two buildings, so I do appreciate your help!


Thank you

-Miss Chrusch

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How to be SUPER in library. Starring Mrs. Derr’s First Grade

IMG_6995SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS….Always use Shelf Markers.

Shelf markers hold your place when you are trying to decide if you like the book or not. Please leave them in so you know where you took the book from, so you can return it without a mess if you do not want the book. If you decide that is your library book please return the shelf markers to their container.



IMG_6998SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS….Stand in line and wait their turn.

Be like Batman 😉 Please wait at the library desk area in a straight quiet line and be patient as the Librarian may be away from the desk for a moment or two helping another student.




IMG_7033SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS….Help each other.

Using the Catalog is a great way to find a book! These Super heroes are working together to find a perfect book! Working together and being kind is ALWAYS SUPER!






SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS…are kind and respectful FRIENDS!

Treating everyone with kindness and respect is the number one rule in library. We are a learning community and kindness and friendship makes our community GREAT!!




IMG_7004SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS…Choose Just Right Books.

The perfect book for you is waiting! Choosing a just right book isn’t hard but it takes some work. Pick something you are interested in, but also read a page to see if It is a good fit (not too easy not too hard.) You can use the 5 Finger Rule to check. Read a page and put up a finger for every word you DO NOT KNOW. If you have 3-5 Fingers up this book may be too hard.  Using this test you can find a book that matches you PERFECTLY!!


IMG_7007SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS….Work well in groups

Being able to work in a group is SUPER! Give everyone a chance to participate and treat your group with respect and you will accomplish so much!




When you are finished looking for books work quietly with your group.  Quiet activities include: reading, puzzles, magazines, coloring, looking at yearbooks…



IMG_7014SUPER LIBRARY STUDENTS…..Read at their tables for DEAR time. 

DEAR means Drop Everything and Read. The last 5 minutes of class is dedicated to quietly reading at your table enjoying the new book you  picked out!




Keep these Rules in Mind and you will have a SUPER LIBRARY CLASS PERIOD!!!! 🙂

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Thank you!!!!

Thank you to the Cook Family for this beautiful creation they gifted me with this  week! I may have cried because it is the sweetest thing I have ever been given in my 11 years teaching! Their kindness knows no limit and their Artistic ability is off the charts too!!! I am beyond appreciative of the wonderful families I have had the great joy of having in my life through teaching and through the PTO library volunteers!   Dallas is filled with amazing people and it truely is a wonderful place to teach!!

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Thank you!

Thank you again for your support of our Book Fair, as of 8:40pm last night the book fair has been packed up and the room is back to being a library…which may break some hearts but we had a GREAT week!!!

Online shopping continues for one more week:

Thank you to all the PTO volunteers who helped with students and to the PTO book fair committee and the executive council for their hours upon hours of work helping this week be s success!

Here are some photos I snapped, if anyone would like to email me photos they took I will post them. I believe the Dallas Post was out an about on Book Fair Night so maybe some familiar faces will be in the paper as well!






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PTO and UGI put on a reading event at DES Library

Thank you to the PTO Reading is Fundemental Commitee and UGI for a great first RIF Book give-out!! RIF is a federal grant program that matches schools with Sponsor companities who purchase free books for students. It is a program we have been doing with the UGI company for over 20 years.

The PTO plans a party day and UGI representatives come to give out the books. This session we had guest readers: parents/UGI and a craft (bookmarks) the students then selected RIF books that UGI purchased and as an extra treat they were also given UGI Reading Wizard coloring books! Thank you to everyone involved, all of the classes were so excited and love their new books and bookmarks!

Monday’s Class
Tuesday’s Class
Wednesday’s class
Thursday’s Class
Friday’s Class
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Youth Media Awards coming in Late January

American Library Association Youth Media Awards


Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious, Coretta Scott King Book, Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards,  guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

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Happy Halloween!

  • Dallas Education Association (Teacher Union) Trick or Treat Table at the Luzerne County Fair Grounds…so much fun, so much candy! lol




  • Halloween at our Schools is always such a fun time! I loved dressing up for both the WES Superhero theme and our DES Specials Wizard of Oz Theme



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Wycallis Book Fair: Oct 17-Oct 21

180119_bookaneer_book_fair_clip_art_logoOct 17-Oct 21 at the library
Oct 17-Nov 4 ONLINE

 Online Shopping Link

Our Book Fair is nearly here!  This event is a fundraiser for the Elementary Library Program, we thank you for your wonderful support of our program every year!

Class Shopping will be in the Elementary Library Oct 17th-Oct 21st, please refer to the  LIBRARY SCHEDULE link on the menu if you are unsure which day or time your child is coming for their class shopping period. All students (even if your child is not shopping) will come to the library during their library/special time next week.180121_bookaneer_book_fair_clip_art_monkey

Family Shopping Night is Wed Oct 19th 6-8 PM at the Library. Online Shopping will begin Oct 17th and continue two weeks after the physical fair. There will be no tax on items purchased at the fair, online orders are subject to tax. The fair accepts the following payment options:

  • Cash (no tax)
  • Credit Cards (adult use only, do not send credit card with child)
  • Checks Payable to “WYCALLIS ELEMENTARY LIBRARY” (change can be given from checks)



We will have a Teacher Wishlist available for any parents/students who wish to donate a book to their classroom. A binder with lists made by the homeroom teachers, Special Education teachers and Specialists/Specials will be available to view at the fair. Students who purchase for their teacher will sign a book plate to be placed inside the book.


71006_lg_afb_logoWe will be collecting money for the Sinoracki Family as part of our ALL FOR BOOKS donation program...students who donate a dollar will be entered into a Poster Raffle. All money raised through this will be donated directly to Mrs. Sinoracki to assist her family, in memory of Mr. David Sinoracki. Scholastic will then donate double our raised amount to  TOYS FOR TOTS in Wycallis Elementary’s name through this program.

Please send back the slip sent home if you wish your child to o180124_bookaneer_book_fair_clip_art_male_piratenly purchase books: not
book-marks/erasers/posters/gadgets and gizmos a plenty/ whozits and whatzits galore. Please note anything you wish the librarian to know on your envelope or in your baggie.

Staff will be available to be shopping buddies for children who’s parents are not available. Please note that refunds and exchanges will not be given unless granted by the librarian due to special circumstances, so please go over with your child your expectations if you are unable to attend.


Please view the official book fair website for more information:

 Online Shopping Link

THANK YOU!!!! Can’t wait to see you at our fair!!!