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Eric Wilson

I would like to thank Grade 6 and 7 parents and classroom teachers for supporting the author visit of Eric Wilson. I was not able to stay for his presentation, but I heard great feedback from staff and students! Hope it was enjoyable and inspiring.

Order forms to purchase Eric Wilson’s books (if desired) were handed out last Friday, November 24th. If you’d like to make an order, please submit the form to me by Wednesday, November 29th. We hope the books arrive before Christmas holidays!


RAL Books have Arrived!

RAL books arrived earlier than expected! This is great news for the students so that they can get started on the reading.

Students will receive their RAL novels tmrw, Thursday, November 23.  If students finish reading their assigned novel before December, they will strongly be encouraged to read a 2nd novel.  Order forms for the books will be handed out tmrw, for those who’d like a copy of their own.

I have already read a few, and will continue to read, setting a goal to read all 6 novels! 🙂

Readers, are Leaders.

Author Visit: Eric Wilson

On Friday, November 24th, Eric Wilson, a Canadian author, will be coming to SFX to share his passion of reading and writing! He will be speaking to the Grade 6 and 7 classes in the afternoon.

Eric Wilson specializes in writing mystery novels that take place in different parts of Canada. Eric’s one- hour presentation will be interactive and full of content to engage students’ interest. We hope Eric’s visit captivates our students’ minds to read a variety of genre and to add another author in his or her literacy bank.

If you’d like to read more about this author, please click on his website! We look forward to his visit 🙂

Eric Wilson

Websites to Explore

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Check out the Scholastic websites to find out about new books, games to play and videos to watch!

Scholastic Canada


Tumblebooks: Log on to your public library account and listen to ‘read-aloud’ stories! (Must have a library card to access stories)


When you get to the home page of the VPL, click on “Digital Library”, then on the far right, find “Research” and click on “Online Resources”-> on the search engine for “Name”, type: TumbleBook Library and ENJOY!

Vancouver Public Library

Burnaby Public Library

Richmond Public Library



Literacy for K-2



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“Harvest of Reading with Great Books”


Hello SFX Parents and Families,

We would like to support and promote some of the literacy programs being offered at the Mount Pleasant Vancouver Library.

Today, the Grade Four students met with Jennifer, the Children’s Acting Librarian from Mount Pleasant library to talk about some of their amazing programs! All of the programs are FREE , and it would be a great opportunity for our students to check some of these out.

On October 20, from 2pm to 3pm (Pro-D), there’s a program called, “Heroes and Boss” Build your own Video Game  (Grades 3-7). Registration is required for this program.

Monthly Thursdays: October 19, November 16, December 21  @ 6:30pm, “Be the Hero: Role-Playing Game” for grades 3-7.

Monthly Thursdays: October 26, November 23, December 28 “Programs for Tweens” is a book club for grades 4-7. Starting time is 6:30pm. Registration is required.

Monthly Saturdays: October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20th from 11am-12pm, “Paws 4 Stories”- children ages 6 + can practice their read-aloud skills (15minutes) with a therapy dog!

Please call the library to inquire more about the programs! We hope our students can experience some of these great activities.




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Dear SFX Families,

I hope you are all excited to be back to SFX after a lovely, relaxing summer. Summer vacation is a blessed opportunity for all of us to recharge and be energized for September!

After serving memorable years in the Grade Three classroom, I feel excited and nervous to be taking on new roles at our school community. I hope my passion and love for Children’s Literature can add another layer of motivation and growth to our students’ literacy.

I will be in the library three days a week, Monday to Wednesday teaching Kindergarten, Grades Two, Four and Six. On my other two days, Thursday and Friday, I will be in the KS classroom.

At necessary times of the year, I will continue to communicate via blog postings with library news and events.

Let’s have a wonder-ful year!

Best regards,

Miss Kim 😊