The Bentheim Bee
from the Library Media Center at D.L. “Dusty” Dickens Elementary School
Vol. 1 No. 1
Welcome! Parent Access
We love to have parents in the LMC
We are happy to announce the
It is hard to believe another school for book browsing and check-out, as launch of our new website. You
year is upon us! We’ve been work- well as for reading to children. It’s can get there by going to
ing hard at the Dickens Library Media Cen- best to provide some advance notice, but if www.MrsBentheim.com. There is a variety
ter (LMC) this summer to plan wonderful you can’t, please make sure you check in of information available for parents, stu-
events and activities for students, parents, with the front office before coming in to the dents, and teachers—and we encourage
and teachers! I’m excited about the up- LMC. everyone to check it out!
coming year here and hope you’ll be ac- Birthday Book Club Grading
tively involved in our program! Students are being provided with Students earn a library grade based on their
Hours Birthday Book Club invitation let- performance. Please see the reverse side
The LMC is open from 8 a.m. ters. The way it works is kids choose a for grading criteria.
to 3:30 p.m. Monday through book they want to adopt as their birthday Technology
Friday. Students may visit during class time book. The parent donates funds to cover The appropriate use of 21st-century tech-
with a pass from their teacher, or any time the cost. We put a placard inside the book nologies is at the core of our library media
during operating hours before school, dur- with the child’s name and he or she is the center curriculum. Please read the LMC-
ing lunch, or after school. Your child’s class first to check it out! All funds support the specific permission slip that your child
will formally visit for a media literacy lesson development of our collection here at the brings home and consider allowing his or
and book check out once per week. Dickens LMC. her participation in our tech-related activi-
What's New? Remember This!
• 5th graders are eligible to be • 8-24-09 First Day of School
part of the Friends of the • 9-9-09 Open House
Library Club as apprentices. See Mrs. • 12-4-09 Book Fair Begins!
Bentheim for more information.
• Please consider being part of Mark your calendar!
the Dickens LMC Review/
Selection Committee. If you
want to help build our school library
media center program, we need you! Did you know … How to Contact Mrs. Bentheim
• We’ve got reading buddies! … that schools with actively involved library
When students come to the media specialists report significantly higher
test scores than those without?
LMC, they’ll be able to cuddle
up with one of our life-sized reading … that LMC curriculum includes more than Fax—702.799.3871
buddies while they read! books? That’s right. It includes media liter-
acy: technology, print, research, online con- Web—www.MrsBentheim.com
duct, reading and writing, and more!