El Carmelo PTA

Upcoming Events

The Day the Crayons Quit author Drew Daywalt is coming to El Carmelo!
We are very excited to announce that Kepler’s Books and El Carmelo Library are bringing New York Times best-selling author Drew Daywalt and acclaimed illustrator Scott Campbell to El Carmelo on Monday, September 24th. They will visit students in grades K-3 and talk about their hilarious new picture book, Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy.

Students can order signed, personalized copies of Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy.  The deadline for orders is Monday, September 17th. We hope you will consider purchasing a copy of Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy, as this helps us continue to have free author visits, while saving PTA funds for other uses. For queries or further information, please contact school librarian Marilyn Nishio, mnishio@pausd.org, or PTA visiting author co-ordinator Eimear Picardo, eimear.mckeith@gmail.com

Summer Reading Logs Due Soon!
Hope you all had a wonderful book-filled summer! Well done to all students who participated in El Carmelo Library’s Summer Reading Program! If your child took part in the program, please note that the deadline for submitting their reading logs is Wed, Sept 5th. Please tell your child to bring their log to the library, and to ensure it includes their first and last name, as well as their teacher’s name. They need a minimum of five books on their log, and these can include books they read independently over the summer, as well as books that were read to them. If your child participated in the Palo Alto City Library Summer Reading Program, they are welcome to bring in a print-out of their log from that program. All students who submit their reading logs by the deadline will be invited to attend a Summer Reading Celebration at the school library on Tuesday, September 11th, from 12.15pm-12.45pm. We hope to have at least 25% of the student body participating in the program – it is a fun and rewarding way to encourage reading, helps prevent summer learning loss and helps children develop a love of books! For further information or queries, please contact school librarian Marilyn Nishio at mnishio@pausd.org

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