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    Letter from Librarian TueD | April 15, 2018

    Ballard Parents and Guardians-

    I hope you had a fantastic spring break and got in family time and great reading. We are hosting a "Winner-Winner-Chicken-Dinner" reading contest for students who read over break. Please have your child fill out the reading log attached (vegetarian/vegan options available) to be eligible. They have been distributed but any encouragement on your part to enter the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Remember- YOU HAVE TO READ TO PLAY!

    Today marks three days until author Marsha Pessl, will be joining us during second-period classes to discuss her novel, NeverWorld Wake. Check with your child and see if they would like to pick up a copy prior to the event. Book Clubs are starting in the library (and virtually) for this novel and others. Stop at the front desk or go the Program Support class on Schoology to find out more.

    As we embark on the 4th quarter please remind your child of the FREE tutoring services after school Monday-Thursday in the library until 4:45 pm. The second semester can be hard and extra support can make all the difference.

    We continue to transform the library into a Learning Commons with the help of Shelly Stock of Stock & Associates. Please check out @BeaverReaders on Twitter or sign up for the PTSA Newsletter at to see the changes we've made so far.

    Remember a great way to start a conversation with your child can be to ask them, "What are you reading?" Watch as this question changes the conversation, invites opinions, connects you to them, and makes the world a better place!

    Spring Break Reading Contest - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner Form.

    Please email me at with any questions.

    Happy reading- TuesD Chambers Ballard High School Library

    Furniture CatalogsThe Ballard High School library is in transformation mode! We have replaced the carpet, worked on connectivity and electricity, and we are now designing the space. We have been working with Shelly Stock of Stock & Associates and we are getting student feedback on furniture, color swatches, and what makes the space more functional for learning. Students are trying out different configurations and giving feedback on furniture and interior design. As we take this time for rest and relaxation over break, students are encouraged to read as much as possible. Library Furniture Catalogs

    Upon returning, students can enter the “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” reading raffle for the opportunity to win a bucket of chicken and braggging rights - let the reading begin! Happy Reading, 
    Ms. Chambers
    @beaverreaders Twitter

    Poems, Stories, Drawings Spilled Ink LogoSpilled Ink is coming back to Ballard High School in coordination with the Ballard Public Library on May 5th from 6-8pm at the Ballard Public Library. Mark your calendars for the wonderful community event!
      Come and see and hear Ballard students drawings, paintings, poetry, short stories photography, video, music, sculpture and more at the Ballard Public Library Branch.  For more info email. or  go to

    #WhatAreYouReading- this is the question every person connected to Ballard High School should be discussing. We believe that the fastest way to connect with people and positively change the world is to discuss the books and stories that matter to us most. If you need any ideas for books to read or purchase please go to our Amazon or Queen Anne Book Company Wishlists.

    Amazon Wishlist

    Queen Anne Book Company Wishlist 

    We Won! Beaver Community!

    I am thrilled to announce that we won the $100,000 grant award from Farmer's Insurance! The award was unveiled at a faux assembly for 9th graders at the end of the school day today where Ms. Chambers was surprised by her family, district officials and representatives from Farmer's Insurance.  View Video!

    Structural work will take place and equipment will be received sometime in 2018 and we anticipate the Learning Commons being 100% transformed by the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    Thank you to every one who voted! Our community is the best and it is so, so clear that it is Always Great to be a Beaver!!   Keven Wynkoop

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