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Cari Montgomery, Library Media Specialist
cmontgomery@melissaisd.org


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Reading & Writing Opportunities

Reading & Writing Opportunities

Mensa for Kids
Does your child love to read? Does your child love a challenge? Mensa has created a reading challenge that encourages children to read a wide variety of books to show their excellence in reading. Learn more about how your child can be a part of the Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading program.

Collin County Poetry Contest
Do you have a talent for writing poetry? This is your chance to enter a poetry contest and possibly be published in a 2017 anthology. All entries should be postmarked by February 1, 2017. Learn more.

Helpful Links

Helpful Links

Safe Search Engines for Students

Safe Search Engines for Students

Tutoring

Tutoring


What’s happening at your library?

Western Wonderland Book Fair

For every book purchase made at the Winter Wonderland Book Fair, students received a ticket and were entered into a contest to win a $25 to be used at the book fair and a free big candy cane.

Student Winners
Layton Costilla

Layton Costilla, 4th Grade

Toby Hopson

Toby Hopson, 8th Grade

Students also donated money to All For Books, an organization started by Scholastic Books to help friends in need of good books at our schools as well as other surrounding schools in need. Students raised $589.14. With that, book wishes were granted to many students and books were added to teacher classrooms at Melissa Ridge Intermediate and Melissa Middle School. Teachers who made their wish lists for family night were entered into a teacher drawing to win a basket of free books and prizes.

Teacher Winners
Mrs. Blunt

Mrs. Blunt, Melissa Ridge Intermediate

Mrs. Eckert

Mrs. Eckert, Melissa Middle School


Read Under the Stars

To continue the district #Read2Grow reading imitative, Read Under the Stars came back for a second year in a row. This year was extra special because 150 flashlights were donated by three surrounding Walmarts. The first 150 students at Cardinal Stadium received a free flashlight. Everyone received a free glow band and bookmark.

Parents and students were excited this year, especially since the weather was perfect for outdoor reading under the stars, as they lined up outside the front gates of Cardinal Stadium.

After a short introduction by spotlight students from each campus and our school librarians, the lights went off and the flashlights went on. The stadium lit up with over 300 students and parents who dove into their own books for a new adventure.

All families who came to Read Under the Stars went into a special drawing to receive a free basket of books and prizes. The winning family was the Medina Family. Congratulations!

Medina Family #1
Medina Family #2
More Photos from Read Under the Stars

Teen Read Week – “Unleash Your Story”

Students came into the library for Teen Read Week from Oct. 23-27 to celebrate books and reading with five contests. At the end of the week, the following student winners were announced:

Leila Wormington

“Guess the Pumpkin Weight”
Lelia Wormington, 6th Grade

Rylie Curry

“Guess the Mummy”
Rylie Curry, 8th Grade

Haley Jenkins

“Guess the Candy in the Jar”
Haley Jenkins, 6th Grade

Annalee Hansen

“Create a Bookmark”
Annalee Hansen, 7th Grade

Ella Hart

“Take a Creative Photo”
Ella Hart, 6th Grade


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