This year the St. Eugene Library is getting into the fall spirit by having a pumpkin decorating contest of your favorite book character! You may use pumpkins, squash or gourds to create your project-no carving allowed. Instead you can use paper, glue, markers, paint, pipe cleaners or other craft items. Bring the completed project to the library anytime from now until October 28 and we will display your character. Pick up the contest rules and entry form in the library today!

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6th Grade Friends

When you can’t decide which book to read first!Decision made!

In 6th grade this trimester we are reading Among The Hidden by Margaret Petersen Haddix together and then students have time to check out their own books to take home.

Love reading to middle school students!

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More Helpers!

Check out these great 4th grade helpers for inventory time! These cuties gave up their recess today to come in and help me clean shelves and counters and tables. I so appreciate them! We also finished Shiloh, our last read aloud for the year in the 4th grade today and we all agreed that it is a wonderful, deep story that no one will forget. When the class applauds at the end of  a book, you know you have a winner.

Thanks again to Joella, Eli, Michelle and James. You Rock!

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Inventory Time!

This is the time of year that we need to weed,  inventory all the books, clean the shelves and make sure all the books are in their proper places on the shelves for the start of the new school year after summer vacation. When you have about 9000 books, this is a big job. Yesterday I had some fabulous 6th graders helping me! They did a great job and I knew they could handle the Dewey Decimal system and get things in order because I taught them myself and they all passed my Dewey quizes (relay races) last year.  Thank you to Thomas, Pablo, Sadie, Rita, Mila and Katelyn!

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First Communion Gifts!

These are beautiful gifts from Sally Davidson Lautmann at @passajjewelry. She will mail anywhere OR she will deliver in Milwaukee area. Sally is a parish member and mother of four fabulous St. Eugene alums. Contact Sally directly or let me know!

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The Living Stations

Here is a prime reason I love working at a Catholic school. Yesterday the 8th grade, who traditionally can be sometimes silly, sometimes rowdy, sometimes…well you get the picture (they’re middle schoolers!), put on the living Stations of the Cross for the entire school and visiting special persons and grandparents. It was so moving and so beautiful and each student played his and her part with quiet dignity. Every year I think it won’t happen again, but once again I was moved to tears at the end when the student choir sang  Were You There just before we all silently filed out of church. Blessings to all this Easter season!

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