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September 6, 2023

The new upper-level Astronomy books have arrived! Many thanks again to all who supported our Literati Book Fair in February! In fact, the Fair was so successful that we even had enough money to refresh the lower-level Astronomy section, too! Now, Rockets of all ages can explore the wonders of space with clean and current books. 

We were also able to add some fun food and nutrition books to our lower-level collection. Yum! 

Read On, Rockets! <3 

Upper Astronomy

 

Lower Astronomy

 

Lower Food

 

8/15/2023

Hello, Rockets! 

The Library will be open for Back To School Night on Thursday, 8/17/2023 from 5-6pm. 

Come say "hello" or just enjoy the AC!

Read On, Rockets!  <3 

WELCOME (BACK), ROCKETS!!!!! 

I hope you had a fantastic Summer and I can't wait to see you all on August 8th. 

If you want to see me even sooner, the Library will be open for Meet n' Greet on Monday, August 7, 2023 from Noon - 1pm. Enjoy the AC! 

Read On, Rockets! 

<3 Mx. Kim 

5/9/2023

SUMMER READING!!! 

From Free eBooks to Lunch at the Library, the CA State Library and Sacramento and Folsom Public Libraries have you covered! 

Check out our District's Library Resources page for a terrific information hub on eBook platforms, Student Access Cards, and databases. 

More info on Summer Programs: 

 1 . Read ebooks and audiobooks all summer long on Sora, the student reading app. Access Sora

through Clever, download the app on your mobile device, or go to

soraapp.com/library/fcusda. Students log in with their single sign-on information, which can

be found in PowerSchool. Students can participate in Sora Sweet Reads (K-12) and SYNC (ages 13+)

through Sora! For more information on how to participate in these programs click here.

Sora Summer Reading programs run May 15-August 18, 2023. The Sora app is accessible year-round.

 2 . The Sacramento Public Library (SPL) hosts their Summer Reading
program, which launches June 1 and runs through Aug. 15. Check the
program calendar for activities at Rancho Cordova Library and other
SPL branch locations. Residents outside of the Sacramento Public
Library boundaries are welcome to participate.
● Read 5 books – Kids and teens receive a free book and a swim pass
● Read 25 books – Patrons of all ages receive a Summer Reading medal!
Students can log their reading on the Beanstack app or at their local library.

 3 . Earn a free book and enter into a $100 gift card drawing when you
complete the Folsom Public Library Summer Reading Challenge.
Students can sign up and track their progress at
folsom.beanstack.org. This program runs from June 1 to July 31.
Residents outside of Folsom are welcome to participate.

Read On, Rockets!  <3 <3 <3 

5/9/2023

Important Reminder: 

ALL Library books are due by May 11th (Mr. Chan's class may have until May 18th). 

Please help your student search for their book.

If the book is truly Lost, let me know ASAP as we have a very short window to process the fine and clear the record before the school year ends. 

Many thanks for your help! Have a wonderful summer! <3 

kmitchell@fcusd.org 

5/9/2023

Thank you SOOOO MUCH to all of the parents and students who spoiled us during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!!! It is an honor and a pleasure to serve such avid readers!

 <3 <3 <3

4/18/2023

The Library will be open for STEM Night/Open House on Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 5:30-6:30pm.

Come and say “hi!”  :- D 

4/18/2023 

It is almost time for our annual Bookmark Upgrade!

During the second week of May, students will be asked to show me the “special” bookmark they received in September. If they have been responsible enough to hang on to it all school year, they will be able to choose a fancy, “upgraded” laminated bookmark, made by our wonderful parent Cathleen S.  <3  <3 

Absent on the day I visit your class for Bookmark Upgrade? Don't worry!  "Make-ups" will be offered the following week at recesses, during our final Free Books Week of the year. 

Read On, Rockets! <3 

March 7, 2023 

Literati Book Fair - Report 

We exceeded our fundraising goal and will be replacing our entire astronomy section next year! I am so grateful to everyone who came out and supported our library despite bad weather and long lines. 

This event was absolutely a group effort and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention these rockstars: Mrs. Janet, Mrs. Lia, Rosalinda T., Ms. Victoria, Ms. Amy, Brit R., Angela J., Stefanie A., Cristina S., Eliza M., and Morgan R. 

Read On, Rockets!  <3 <3 <3

February 12, 2023

The Literati Book Fair is coming to campus Feb. 27 - Mar. 3 during Read Across America Week, but the online fair is open NOW

A Mini-catalog to browse and a student Wishlist went home in Friday Folders! 


Ways to Purchase: 

  • Online anytime through March 3rd

  • Every class has a scheduled time to visit the Fair during school hours

  • After school, the Fair will be open to families in the Library until 3:30pm (2pm on Thursday)

  • While eGift Cards and credit cards are strongly encouraged, cash and checks will also be accepted


Volunteer to staff the onsite fair (& get 20% off onsite purchases!). 

SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CA9A82CA6FEC70-book 


Why Help the Library? 

  • Your child gets new and interesting books they will love to read.

  • The Library earns rewards for purchasing new books. 

  • Goal: If every student spends an average of $14, we will earn enough to replace our entire Astronomy section!

Questions? Email Mx. Kim: kmitchell@fcusd.org

Read On, Rockets! 

Literati Parent Letter

January 11, 2023

The RSA Library is endlessly grateful to the Sacramento Region Community Foundation for awarding us with a Whitney Pinkerton Library Book Grant in 2022! 

The grant may be "mini," but the impact is not. Our library was able to replace three entire sections of severely outdated upper-level non-fiction with newly published, beautiful hardcover titles. 

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!  <3  <3  <3 

Read On, Rockets! 

9/7/2022 

September is Public Library Card Signup Month!

The public library offers SO MANY wonderful services and products, so I want to encourage everyone to get their card. 

All this month, you can earn a Rocket ticket just by showing me your public library card! This could be your physical card or a photo emailed to me at kmitchell@fcusd.org 

Need your Folsom Public Library card? Sign up here  

Need your Sacramento Public Library card? Sign up here  

READ ON, ROCKETS!  <3 

August 22, 2022 

Book Club is back, baby!!!  Whoo-hoo! 

A million thank you's to our generous PTA for renewing Book Club for 2022-2023!  <3  <3 

Support PTA, folx! 

Signups for the first of our four cycles will open on Wednesday, August 31st at 3pm. 

This first cycle will be for 2nd and 3rd graders and will run from Oct. 12th through Nov. 16th, 2022. 

Each cycle is capped at 10 students. 

You can view more details on the left-hand Book Club tab and by clicking the signup form. 

Read On, Rockets! <3 

August 18, 2022

It was so lovely to meet students and families at Meet & Greet and Back To School Night! 

Next week, we begin Library classes- I can't wait! 

And, don't forget to join PTA! Their generous support makes awesome programs (like Book Club) possible. 

Read On, Rockets!  <3 

August 8, 2022

Welcome Back, Rockets!!!

I've missed you! For those newly joining us, I can't wait to meet you! 

I hope your summer was filled with fun and lots of reading time  ;- )

We will be continuing some of our old traditions, like the Bookmark Upgrade Incentive, the Genre Challenge, and Library Card Signup Month. But, we'll be trying some new things this year, too! 

Take a deep breath and Read On, Rockets!  <3 

Mx. Kim 

May 26, 2022 

Thanks to City of Rancho Cordova funding, FCUSD is able to provide free summer eBooks for our students through the Sora app! So cool! 

For details and access instructions, please view the District Library page. 

Read On, Rockets! 

May 25, 2022

Well, another school year ends, and this was definitely another one for the history books! Congratulations to every Rocket on promoting up!  To our departing 5th graders: I’ll miss you so much!!! <3

I’m sure you already have amazing summer plans, but you’ll find a few more ideas below.

Sacramento Public Library and CA Parks have your Summer covered! 

Lunch at the Library (free): https://www.saclibrary.org/Event/Special-Events/Meals-at-the-Library 

Summer Reading Challenge (with prizes!): https://www.saclibrary.org/Event/Special-Events/Summer-Reading 

Adventure Pass! All 4th graders (AND their families) can get a FREE PASS good for entry into 19 state parks throughout CA for the entire school year (AND the summer after): 

https://www.parks.ca.gov/AdventurePass 

Not in 4th grade? No problem! Brand new in 2022, CA Parks and public libraries have teamed up to allow you to BORROW a state park pass! That's right, you check it out just like a book! How cool is that?! 

https://www.saclibrary.org/Books-Media/Specialty-Checkouts/Park-Pass 
 

Want to add a little culture to your summer? Sacramento Public Library has you covered there, too!

"Discover & Go" to select museums in Sacramento and San Francisco with free and low-cost passes: https://www.saclibrary.org/Books/Specialty-Checkouts/Museums 
 

This is in addition to the amazing range of products and services that Sacramento Public Library already provides-- eBooks, audiobooks, music, video games, movies, magazines, language learning software, scholarly databases, book clubs, story time, author visits, personalized reading recommendations, Seed Library, Library of Things, Cake Pan Library, and more!  W.O.W. 

Have an amazing Summer, Rockets! Whatever you do, READ ON  ❤️ Mx. Kim 

May 19, 2022

Bookmark Upgrade was a HIT!  

In our second year of offering this school-wide incentive program, 164 students (49%) managed to keep a specific bookmark from September until May!  Such responsible Rockets!!!  Way to go!

Endless gratitude to PTA Treasurer Cathleen Stoffel for making hundreds of these beautiful and unique laminated bookmarks.  <3

Now, put those fancy bookmarks to good use, Rockets, and Read On! 

May 19, 2022

Book Club is wrapped for 2021-2022!

This was a long-haul labor of love for Principal Powell and I.  And I am so grateful for the financial support of PTA, the trust of our participant families, the help of fellow staff, and the openness of our Club members.

This was an experiment, a pilot program, a trial run.  I am ecstatic to be able to report that it was a rousing success!  All 19 students provided positive feedback and more than 75% said they would “definitely” join Book Club again.  Wow!

Please keep supporting our hard-working PTA so they can keep supporting wonderful programs like this!  <3

And please enjoy the little Photo Gallery  I’ve created to memorialize this historic first-ever after-school Book Club at Riverview STEM Academy.

Read On, Rockets!

May 5, 2022

A million thanks to PTA, families, and students for spoiling us rotten during Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!  I love my door decoration!!!

Soooo many great snacks, thoughtful gifts, and adorable artwork… I get misty-eyed.  <3

Door Poster

 

January 31, 2022 

Book Club is finally starting in March!!!!  Keep your eyes peeled in the next school newsletter for more details! 

Endless gratitude to Principal Powell and our wonderful PTA

Read On, Rockets! <3 

October 27, 2021 

BREAKING NEWS!!! 

Our wonderful PTA is including a proposed after-school Book Club in the fundraising for our upcoming Read-A-Thon (November 1-12)! Yay!! 

Gather those donations and log those minutes. The more money we raise, the more likely it is that we can have a book club. Super exciting!  :- D 

Ask your teacher for details on registering for the Read-A-Thon and ... 

READ ON, Rockets!!!  <3 

September is National Library Card Signup Month! 

Students who show Mx. Kim their public library card during the month of September will receive a Rocket Ticket.

This can be from the Folsom or Sacramento Publilc Library systems. You can also email me a photo of your cardat kmitchell@fcusd.org 

If you'd like to start your library card application, here are some helpful links. 

Folsom Public Library: 
https://www.saclibrarycatalog.org/selfreg~S50/web2fola 

Sacramento Public Library: 
https://www.saclibrary.org/My-Library-Card/Get-a-Library-Card 

Read On, Rockets! 

Welcome Back, Rockets!

I am so excited to welcome you back to Library classes for 2021-2022!!!! 

New Things: I've re-organized the shelves to make room for even more books and I've added another fun reading challenge. 

Continuing Things: the Bookmark Upgrade, my "pop"-ular Chinese New Year celebration, Library Card Signup, and Free Book Fridays (select dates). 

And, of course, I'll keep bringing my silly self as long you...

Read On, Rockets!

<3 

Mx. Kim

Read Across America Week: March, 2021

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss! 

So great to see lots of crazy hair and clothes and books being read this week! 

But, my favorite thing was this awesome chalk art homage to Cat in the Hat done by one of our hybrid 3rd Graders! 

Cat in the Hat by Mason, 3rd Grade

Read On, Rockets!  <3 

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October, 2020

Riverview STEM Library is back!!!!!  

Where to Start?   Our school website (https://www.fcusd.org/rve) now has a Library tab on the top navigation bar.  From there, you can: 

  • Learn how to Check-Out books- now up to 4 books at once for 2 weeks! 
  • Learn how to Pick up and Return books on Materials Pickup Days 
  • Catch up on News & Announcements  
  • Watch “How-to” videos: search the Destiny catalog, put a book on hold 
  • Watch videos of Mx. Kim’s read-alouds, funny holidays, & more 
  • Enter Reading Challenges and win prizes! 
  • Find links to other great resources: public library, virtual tours 
  • Mini-Lessons: Internet Safety, Genre Talks, Authoritative Sources 
  • Free Book Friday (see below for details) 

Most of the online content will be an ongoing work in progress, so please check the Library tab weekly for updates.  However, book check-out starts NOW!!! 

Getting Started with Book Check-out

  1. Ask your teacher or Mx. Kim for your individual Destiny login information 
  2. Go the Library tab
  3. Watch the videos on “how to search Destiny” & “how to put books on hold”
  4. Use your Destiny login to search the catalog and put books on hold by no later than Monday (2 days before Materials Pickup) 
  5. Return your old books and pick up your new books on Materials Pickup Day 
  6. Read, Read, Read, dance to your favorite song, eat a snack, wash your hands, then READ some more!  Repeat daily for best results. 

Free Book Friday (begins October 9th, 2020) 

Do you need more books but money is tight?  Mx. Kim often removes old books from the library collection to make room for new ones.  These older books need new loving homes.  Can you help? 

Mx. Kim will join Ms. Marni during lunch pickup every Friday (11am - 1pm) and you can get a FREE book to own forever.  Limit 1 book per Rocket per week until the books run out. 

Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?  Contact Mx. Kim at kmitchell@fcusd.org

Please help spread the word about library services to our Rocket families at Charter and those who may be low-digital users.

READ ON, ROCKETS!!!!