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[22 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,916 views]
Students Take Third in Battle of the Books Competition

“A real nail biter!” This sums up the feeling of the ten grade 4 and 5 students who participated this Tuesday in the Orange County Independent School Battle of the Books Competition. The St. Margaret’s Episcopal School team walked away proudly sporting the third place trophy. The competition was stiff, but St. Margaret’s students Maddie Barkate, Bella Blount, Lara Hairapetian, Natalie Yee and Captain Lauren Standiford, hung in there and ultimately shined by recalling the tiniest of details.
The Battle of the Books competition brings teams of readers together to answer …

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[9 Mar 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,475 views]
March Reading Madness at the SMES Library

Starting the week we came back from winter break and continuing through the month of March, St. Margaret’s is marking its annual celebration of reading during which the Library sponsors many programs and activities in an attempt to touch everyone in the community with the message that reading is important and fun.
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To start the celebration, St. Margaret’s students and teachers stopped what they were doing, dropped their cares, and read for 20 minutes during the afternoon of February 29. This school-wide activity unified everyone as a …

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[17 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 4,920 views]
PTF 2012 Library Luncheon “Let Them Eat Cake”

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m. Location: Shady Canyon Golf Club
This year’s Parent Teacher Fellowship’s Library Luncheon theme of “Let Them Eat Cake” will entwine the beauty of France, the Gardens of Versailles and the bodacious fashion sense of Marie Antoinette. The event co-chairs, Heather Lasting and Lisa Cullingan-Foley, inspired by springtime in France will recreate the Gardens of Versailles on the great lawn of Shady Canyon Golf Club on Friday, May 4, 2012.
If you are interested in being a Library Luncheon table hostess this year at The Palace and Gardens …

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[3 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 2,784 views]

Parents interested in continuing the conversation that was started at Rosalind Wiseman’s talk this morning are invited to discuss her book Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads in the Library on February 17 at 8:45 a.m. The book gives guidance on how to handle difficult situations involving the “other” adults in our children’s life. All are welcome!
 

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[3 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,089 views]

Throughout the month of March the Library will have a variety of activities that promote the love of reading with an emphasis on environmental responsibility. This year St. Margaret’s Library’s Read Across America theme will be “The Lorax.” The Lower School students will have a special guest reader read the story of “The Lorax” during their Library time.
National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading. In cities and towns across the nation, …

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[3 Feb 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 5,166 views]

Join us on Wednesday, February 15 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. for the latest installment in our Literature Discussion Series. Upper School English teacher Jamie Bunch will lead the conversation about the novel Housekeeping by Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson.
Beautifully written, it is a complex story of two sisters who are raised in a non-conventional family in Fingerbone Lake, Idaho. Estranged from their parents, the girls are raised in succession by their maternal grandmother, two elderly sister-in-laws, and their Aunt. It is a haunting story that illuminates the dangerous and deep …

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[26 Jan 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,094 views]

During Family Reading Night on March 1 at 6 p.m., St. Margaret’s Tartan Tellers will perform for eager listeners in the Lower School Library. The grade 3 and 4 Tartan Teller students will come prepared to share not only folktales but original oral stories.
These stories reflect the hard work the students have committed to doing not only at their weekly meetings but on their own time, as well. They have completed multiple rewrites of their stories in order to present and orally share a well written tale.
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[13 Jan 2012 | admin | Comments Off | 1,482 views]

Wednesday, January, 25, 8:30 a.m. Location: Library
Want to continue the conversation that was started at Dr. Michael Gurian’s Parent Education Series discussion about “The Minds of Boys and Girls: Helping Our Children Do Their Best in School and Life?” Do you need more information on how boys’ and girls’ brains are different and what that means for parents and teachers? Join Director of Library and Media Center Darla Magana for a discussion on Mr. Gurian’s book Boys and Girls Learn Differently.
 

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[9 Dec 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,452 views]
Charles Dickens Visits the SMES Library

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!”
- A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
St. Margaret’s Library is filled with holiday spirit and décor. Be sure and stop in while you are on campus this holiday season. Throughout the holidays and into …

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[9 Dec 2011 | admin | Comments Off | 1,156 views]

What was the best book you’ve read this year?  The St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Library Blog will point you to lists of “best books” and give you the opportunity to share your best books of 2011. To read the titles that others have loved and to share your own, check out the St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Library Blog. Then stop by the Library or visit the digital library to checkout a book to read over the holidays!

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