BOOK MADNESS is coming!!!!!!!!
March 3rd - March 7th
The "Battle of the Authors" has already begun!
Literacy Week is when we go crazy for reading at the Lake. Join us by encouraging your child to read, visiting your public library, and reading out loud with them.
Don't forget about Family Literacy Night on Thursday, March 6th from 6pm-8pm ... there will be food, games, and books!! See you there!
Check out our latest "Loop at the Lake" News production above!!
Former "Loop at the Lake" broadcasts can be found here.
WAKE UP AND READ!!!!!
WAKE Up and Read has a goal to collect 40,000 children’s books from birth to age 12 (new or gently used). We are hoping that Wake County Schools alone can collect that many books! The book drive runs from March 2nd (Read Across America Day) to March 29th (Service Raleigh Day). Lake Myra families, let's support this awesome service initiative!
Click here for more information about the book drive.
LM WrestleMania Reading Challenge
Starting today (1/27/14), for the LM WrestleMania Reading Challenge, you can read books online at the WrestleMania Reading Challenge site or any book of your choosing. Once you have finished the book, fill out a simple form (click here for the form or see above). Ms. Wall will be doing the same thing. The challenge will last through Literacy Week (March 7th). If Ms. Wall is beaten, LM students will get to see a special wrestling match of their own!
Get online and get reading.
I wonder who will read more?
The students at Lake Myra or Ms. Wall??
THIS CHALLENGE IS ON!!!!
This is actually a real online contest with a real prize, but you do not have to participate in the online contest to participate in the LM WrestleMania Reading Challenge. Parents must participate to qualify for the WrestleMania prize offered. See their website for full details.
“Attention fourth and fifth graders-is there a leader in you?”
If so, you may want to consider becoming a Lake Myra Student Ambassador. Check out the top seven reasons why you should apply for Lake Myra Student Ambassadors.
- BE PROACTIVE-Take initiative by filling out the application
- BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND-Be a part of something great.
- PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST-Become a master of organization
- THINK WIN-WIN-Learn how to manage conflicts.
- SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTSAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD-Embrace the opportunity to meet new people and explore different viewpoints
- SYNERGIZE-Strengthen your interpersonal communication skills.
- SHARPEN THE SAW-Discover the joy in helping others.
Click here to access the student ambassador application.
Lake Myra Cultural Arts Programs 2013-14
Sponsored by the PTA and from a grant from the
Wake County United Arts Council
October 28-Nov 1, 2013
Thank you ---LENI NEWELL
Back by Popular Demand….
Students collaborated with Newell to create large, vibrant, impressive banners that will be permanently installed in our cafeteria. These bright, colorful hangings bring a child-centered, creative and arts friendly atmosphere to our school. Using vibrant fabric dyes, students enjoyed learning silk painting techniques to complete these wonderful banners. The theme of this legacy gift Otters at Lake Myra. This residency is a great way to encourage a community spirit at our school, as the artist encourages all school staff and parents to participate!
Check out Leni’s website at Leninewell.com
Parents-if you are able please come to the following amazing performances we have lined up please do so!
Friday, November 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Continuing his family tradition of preserving culture, “Gran’daddy Junebug” teaches personal responsibility, finding the right path, coping with peer pressure, being true to self, always striving for excellence and respect for self and others through the African oral tradition of “call and response.” This highly energetic program utilizes a tremendous amount of audience participation (as he shares his wisdom) which has students learning life lessons as they experience the time of their young lives. One principal wrote, “I’ve been in education for 35 years and this is the BEST cultural arts program I ever witnessed in my entire career”!
What folks are saying…
"…this past Thursday morning, as I sat front row-center, with that same little girl in arm...I was proud to share the time with her in your presence...your message rocked her world...and mine. I often say that BEING an artist helps me be a better human...EXPERIENCING your mastery of art certainly stirred the "better human" in me! Thank you, sir for being and doing." Check out his website at jgbug.com
Kelly Starling Lyons
Writer in Residence-for 4th grade -children’s author and freelance writer whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. Her books include One Million Men and Me, Ellen’s Broom, , NEATE: Eddie’s Ordeal ( chapter book), Hope’s Gift, and Teacakes for Tosh.
“Kelly Starling Lyons' book (Teacakes for Tosh) is as sweet as the recipe it contains for that all-time favorite, tea cakes . . . A beautiful story with accurate beautiful images telling a deliciousmorsel of a narrative." - Michael W. Twitty,
African and African American Culinary Historian
**Autographed copies of her books will be available to purchase.
*Check out Kelly’s website at kellystarlinglyons.com
February 11 at 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Opera For Kids
A NEW OPERA by Keith Jameson
based on the children's book by Roger Duvoisin
Check out website Operaforkids.org