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September 28, 2018

September was Library Card Sign-up Month; a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries
nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first
step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning . OMS students joined the mission! Students who
brought in their public library cards received a reader’s care package!

Hispanic Heritage Month

OMS Celebrates Culture!

Students worked together to create the book display Sixth Grader Anahi Hinojosa was the first
pictured below. They researched different flags from
student to become a MILLIONAIRE for the
September 23rd—29th Latin American countries and displayed relating .
2018-2019 school year. She read one million
The display was eye-catching and promoted reading
words in five weeks! When
Banned Books Week is the annual celebration of the and cultural awareness .
asked what reading does
Freedom to Read. Students at the OMS library cele-
for her Anahi replied ,
brated Banned Books Week by daring to check out
and read books that others have deemed “When I read a book I get

“inappropriate’ . They were surprised to learn that absorbed into the story. I
some banned or challenged books are some of their become the main character
favorites! and everything they do I
To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee

Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell

My favorite read of Sep-
tember was Alice in Zom-
bieland by Gena
Showalter. This book is
about a young girl whose
family dies in a car crash.
Coming in October… Before his death, Alice’s
dad warns her about
~The Scholastic Book Fair ~Yearbook Sales Promotion #1 ~Red Ribbon Week monsters walking
amongst her. Does Alice
see the monsters too?
~Teen Read Week ~Battle Of the Books Tryouts ~MackinVia Talks Read the book and find out.

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