Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


It's that time of year already!  I can't believe the year is almost over.  I enjoyed having each and every one of you in class.  I'm proud of you all!

Sixth graders - congratulations on raising over $5,000 so that a village can have clean water.  You made a difference in the world!  I wish you the best of luck at the junior high. Keep reading and writing, and  I hope you keep in touch!  Here is the e-mail from Marie Cinti, one of the leaders from Water for South Sudan:

Here is what I have!  Your well was drilled and I have the following information:

It was drilled in the village of Wuntim, Warrap State, Gogrial East County.  The village chief is Bol Majok Deng and this village has a population of approx. 760 people.  

The GPS coordinates I have are :  N08 05; 830" E028 15' 053"  I can't make the degree sign but it would be read at 8 degrees N, 05 minutes, 830 seconds (etc.)

I do not have photos yet but will send them as soon as I have them!  It might not be until middle of June.

Anything else I can provide?  Congratulations!!!!  Well done!

Fifth graders - this isn't goodbye; it's see you later! :-)  You also need to be congratulated because you donated 45 pairs of pajamas to families in need in our area.  Scholastic also donated a book for every pair of pajamas.  You kept kids warm and reading this winter!  Here is the e-mail from a leader in the Pajama Program:

Thank you for collecting pajamas for the children. We have so many children in need this time of year and your contribution will help make sure that they have warm pajamas to sleep in.

You all need to be congratulated for the many books you read this year, the writing you created, and all that you learned.

Have a wonderful summer!