Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thanks to all for supporting the book fair!
We were able to get 
201 free books for students, 45 books for classrooms, 16 books for the library and we still had a small profit.  What a great community!

Ideas for reading on snowy days. . . .

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Weather Update on the Book Fair
The Book Fair will be open Monday morning 7:45-8:15
and Monday afternoon 1:45-3:00

We will do our best to fill your needs!  Feel free to email
Robin Rolfe if you need something but can't get to the book fair on Monday.
Thanks for your support!
Scholastic Book Fair

Portland Author and Storyteller  Baba Wague Diakite

Visiting James John - Grades 3 and 5
Tuesday, Dec  6th

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Book Recommendations from 3rd Grade

Third Graders have been using Tellagami to create book talks to share with you!

Ms. Keeler's Class

Ms. Hufford's Class 

Ms. Webb's Class

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

James John is excited to welcome 2 authors in September!
On Sept. 27, author Trudy Ludwig will be hosting a school assembly focused on anti-bullying.  She will host a special parent/family night on Tuesday, Sept 27 5:30-7:30

On Thursday, Sept 29 Author and Illustrator Jake Parker will be sharing with 2nd graders about writing and illustrating.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Summer Reading!
Here are some great reading lists for the summer:
ALA Summer Reading 2016 Grades 3-5
Have a Multicultural Summer of Reading

And don't forget to play the Summer Reading Game at the Mult. Co. Library.  Wear your shirt to school in the fall and get pling for your James John necklace!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Thanks to all who supported the book fair!
We were able to provide over $800 worth of free books to students, classrooms and the library.  One of the things that the book fair does is provide books for students whose families are not able to participate in the bookfair.  This book fair provided books for over 60 students who would not have a new book for their home without it.
Thanks for making James John such a great community!

Looking for books for the summer?   

We have free accounts for online books through Open eBook
Down load the app, get your account by contacting and start reading!

Each week, download the free teen audio file from

And get ready for the Big, Bad Book Giveaway 
June 6th K-2
June 7th 3-5
Each student will get to choose 4-6 books to take home for  their summer reading.  The books are for the students to keep, all the students have to do is bring a bag!
Thank you Children's Book Bank for sponsoring the event!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Summer Reading and the James John Book Fair

James John Book Fair Supported by Children's Place Bookstore
May 23-26
7:45-8:15    1:45- 3:45
Open until 6:30 on Wednesday!
















 Check out our book recommendations from Room 5! 

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wondering What to do During Screen Free Week? 

Try A New book - here are some suggestions by other library in Portland:

Coming in May

James John Book Fair

Supported by Children's Place Bookstore
May 23-26
7:45-8:15    1:45- 3:45
Open until 6:30 on Wednesday!

Check out our book recommendations from Room 5! 


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

March Reading Challenge

We collected 25,474 reading minutes in March.
Go Reading Lions!

 Author Beverly Cleary's 100th Birthday

Beverly Cleary, author of Ramona books, Henry books, The Mouse and the Motorcycle and many more.
Events around town
Thursday, April 7th 7 pm at the St. John's Library 
viewing of Oregon ArtBeat's Beverly Cleary show with cameos of James John Students
pictures, balloons, art projects and special guest Katrina Sarson of Oregon ArtBeat

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Check out our book Recommendations from 3rd grade

Check out our book recommendations from 3rd grade! 


Friday, March 11, 2016

More book suggestions from 3rd grade! 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Author Tui Sutherland to visit James John! We were lucky to recieve a visit from author Tui Sutherland on Friday, March 4th. Ms. McIntosh, Mr. Horrigan and Ms. Keeler's class will participate in an intimate event in the library. Check out her books:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Congratulations to our OBOB winners!
2nd grade - The Readers from Ms. Ruth's class
3rd grade - The Book Kings
4th/5th grade - The Pride Readers
The OBOB matches were some of the closest contests we have ever had!
Good luck to The Pride Readers in the Regional Competition March 12th

         Reading challenge for February:  Fall in love with a good mystery! 
I have quick response sheets if students want to read a mystery and tell me their favorite part.
There will be a drawing Wednesday, Feb. 24th
$10 for a scholastic book order
One prize for 1st-2nd, and one prize for 3rd-5th