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    Washington Children’s Choice Book Award

    The K-3rd grade students read and voted on their favorite Washington Children’s Choice book.  This is an annual picture book contest in the state of Washington. Over 134,000 students in the state cast their vote for the best WCC book of 2019.  At JSIS, the book that received the most number of votes was  C:\Users\kmgillespie\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.MSO\4F80C4D9.tmp

    The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt

    18,144 students across Washington state also agreed and chose this book as the best WCC of year.  

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    On June 18, students learned about the Seattle Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.  Ms. Lena from the University branch explained this year’s Summer of Learning program and shared her favorite books.  Parents: check out the Adult Book Bingo!

    Librarian Lena’s Top Book Picks:

    More Summer Reading Suggestions:

    (link to Summer Reading Suggestions)

    Library Volunteer Appreciation

    Each week, a crew of parents volunteers their time to keep the library running in tip top shape.  Thank you to the following parents:  

    Michelle Pentecost, Shannon Hofeditz, Mark Harris, Karen Watts, Vivian Maritz, Christie Chen, Theresa Gilliam, Christine Roulston, Aya Sethi, Kelly Brewer, Chris Weller and the many others who volunteered all year.  

    Family Works Thank You!

    Earlier this month, students learned about our Community Action Project to help those in need living in Wallingford.  We hosted a food drive for Family Works (local non-profit)

    On June 12th, some 4th grader students help count and load the many boxes and bags of donated items.  The Family Works staff was overwhelmed by our delivery and generosity. In total we donated 622 pounds of food.  Our donations to Family Work’s food bank will help feed hundreds of families and individuals over the summer months.  Thank you.

    As another school year ends, I am blessed to work in such a wonderful community.  It continues to be an honor and privilege to teach and deliver books to the children of John Stanford International School.  I can’t wait to hear about your family adventures and fun books read over the summer months.  

    As always Happy Reading,

    Ms. Kathleen TypingClub cid:image008.jpg@01D4CDA3.722F41D0


    Library Services is pleased to introduce the new online typing curriculum for 3rd – 12th  grade SPS students Typing Club.  It is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is highly recommended as an effective way for students to learn how to type. TypingClub has been integrated with Clever so student usernames and passwords do not need to be re-entered.  Ms. Kathleen reviewed the TypingClub features and login process with all the 3rd-5th grade classes.  To get started, students will use the following steps:

    1. Open Chrome to

    2. Log in to a student computer using their unique SPS username and password.

    3. Select the Students tab and scroll down to Student Portal.

    4. Select Log in with Active Directory.

    5. Select the TypingClub icon under the Single Sign On Applications section at the top of the page.

    6. Click Start to begin the typing lessons located in Typing Jungle.



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