From the Shelves of the Lane Library & Reading Room
Annual Bookmark Contest Now Under Way!
It’s time once again for the annual Safe and Drug-Free Youth Bookmark Contest! Each year, FCPS – along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Arts and Education in Concert, and Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge – sponsors a bookmark contest. This year’s theme is “Making My World Beautiful by Being Drug- and Bully-Free.” Lane will choose one winner from kindergarten through third grade and one winner from grades 4 through 6. Our school winners’ entries will advance to the County-level to compete against winning entries from other schools in the same categories.
If your child wishes to participate, please review the list of rules and important dates below. The contest is being coordinated through the Library, and the point of contact for applications, draft submissions, poster board, and final submissions will be either Mrs. Koehler or Mrs. Cafferky.
Monday, January 7th – Contest began. When students submit their draft, they will be given pre-cut poster board for their final entry.
Friday, January 18th – Final entries due to Mrs. Koehler
Entries must promote the theme, “Making My School and Community Drug- and Bully-Free” and convey a positive message against violence and alcohol and other drug use.
All artwork must be the individual’s original, hand-done creation. Any work that has been copied from any published source, or which includes such material, may not be submitted. Entries must not contain computer- or electronically generated art or text. A parent/guardian or teacher must sign the entry form indicating that the child’s work is original and in compliance with the contest rules.
In an effort to promote a positive message, bookmarks that include alcohol, drug, or weapon paraphernalia, regardless of the context, will not be considered in the competition.
Drawings must be vertical. Students can pick up pre-cut poster board from Mrs. Koehler in the library.
The medium used must be limited to pen and ink, tempera paint, markers, crayons, and colored pencils. Please bear in mind that whatever method is used, the color should be applied hard enough to allow for photographing. (Charcoal and 3-D entries are not acceptable.)
Contestants must affix a completed official entry form to the back of their bookmark.
Good luck to all our Lane bookmark artists!
It's Time for the Spelling Bee!
Congratulations to all of our classroom spelling bee champions! All of these winners will compete in the schoolwide bee on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria.
The Lane school champion will advance to the Fairfax County Spelling Bee in March. The winner of that bee will have the honor of participating in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC from May 26th – June 1st, 2013. Good luck to all of our competitors!
Here are some words to help the class champions prepare:
The School Spelling Bee Study List is just a starting point for looking at words. Many of the additional words for the classroom and school spelling bees will be taken from the word lists found on the website www.myspellit.com.
Complete contest rules for both the classroom and the school bees are available in Lane’s Reading Room as well as on the Scripps Spelling Bee website: www.spellingbee.com.
Thank you for coming to Literacy Night! It was a great success!
Photos will be posted soon!