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    Library Schedule 2018-19  

    When does my child come to library?  With the blended PCP schedule, it’s a bit confusing.  Here is the 2018-19 Library Schedule.

    Ask your child which PCP group they are in (A,B,C,or D) then find that section on this year’s schedule.  Students at JSIS come to library for one 40 minute library class.  In addition, the library is open every morning 7:40-7:55 a.m. for all students and parents.  


    K-3rd Library Volunteer Request

    Calling all K-3rd grade parents! Let me know if you are interested in volunteering in library.  Extra help in the primary classes is appreciated. Check this year’s library schedule and let me know what works for you.  Ideally, volunteers should commit to a weekly or biweekly time slot.  Thank you to the parents who have already signed up to volunteer!


    I am looking forward to another fabulous year celebrating literacy and exploring books with your children!

    Happy Reading!

    Ms. Kathleen

    JSIS Librarian

    SPS Online Resources  

    Seattle Public Schools provides free online resources to students.  To access from home, go to SPS website or click on the following link.  To access students can use the following generic login information:

    username:  studentsps

    password:  access


    World Book combines technology with traditional editorial excellence to produce trustworthy and unbiased information. The content is carefully curated and meticulously written to be easily understood. World Book publications help to build fluency and increase comprehension. Illustrated with attention-grabbing photos, useful diagrams and maps, the books are designed to engage even the most reluctant reader. This collection of resources kindles a lifelong learning habit for every reader.

    Pebble Go is an emergent reader encyclopedia tailored for K-2nd graders who want to learn about animals, science, biographies and social studies.  Pebble Go provides an audio option (in a friendly human voice) so beginning readers can read along as the information is read aloud.

    Office 365 and Typing Agent Home Login

    SPS students in 3rd-5th grade can access Office 365 at school and at home.  In the Fall, students were given their SPS username and password (their date of birth, unless they changed their password).  If students can’t remember their login info, please contact your homeroom teacher or Ms. Kathleen.

    At home:

    1. Open your browser to the Seattle School District website at:
    2. Select the Student Portal menu. Click Student Portal a second time.
    3. Enter your username and password. You shouldn’t need to enter this at school if you signed in to your computer.
    4. Click Log in with Active Directory if prompted.
    5. From the list of resources click Office 365.  Office 365 will open. To see a list of files that you worked on at school, select One Drive.
    6. To open a file from OneDrive, select Edit Document and then Edit In Browser. Now you can continue working on your document. Your work will automatically save as you work in the on-line version of Microsoft Word.


    As always, happy reading!

    ~ Ms. Kathleen