Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 2013 School News

Toler Elementary School to Host Family/Community Literacy Night 

Toler Elementary , 3350 Baker St., is hosting a night for students, families and community members to come together and celebrate literature on January 31st from 5:30-7:30pm. The featured speaker is Kathleen Krull, author of many acclaimed biographies for young readers, including "The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss," the "Lives of" series, and the brand-new "The Beatles: They Were Fab—and They Were Funny." In 2011 she won the Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her div of work. She will have some of her books available for sale and signing after the program.

In addition, the Clairemont High School Theatre group will present a production based on the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Toler's partner in education, the Clairemont Public Library, will be represented and there will be a Used Book Sale to benefit the Toler Library. The 5th grade students will be selling pizza starting at 5:30. There will also be a raffle to win prizes and there will be giveaways for all who attend. Mark your calendars early for this exciting event. Questions? Call Amy Murad in the Toler Library at 858-273-0294

Attention Aspiring Young Artists!

Elementary and middle school students are being offered the opportunity to take free art classes at the North University Community Branch Library or Mission Trails Park through an art program made possible by the Kenneth A. Picerne Foundation. All art instructions and art supplies will be provided to students at no charge. Classes are scheduled to begin January 6. Early registration is suggested.

Classes at the library are on Tuesdays for grades 7 & 8 from 4:30-6:30pm and Wednesdays for grades 3 & 4 from 1:00-3:00pm, and grades 5 & 6 from 3:00-5:00pm. Classes at the park are on the first Sunday of each month. Grades 3, 4 & 5 have class from 12noon to 2:00 P.M., and grades 6, 7 & 8 have class from 2:00 to 4:00P.M.

To register for art classes contact: Trevor Jones, North University Branch Manager, 858-581-9637; Jay Wilson, Mission Trails Park Executive Director, 619-668-3280; or Janene Farmer, Art Teacher at

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