Every year, the PAC honours departing longer-term teachers and staff with a book dedication. In collaboration with Ms. Kirzner, a book is purchased that reflects and highlights each individual and their contribution to the Cameron community. A label is put in the book with their name and the date, and the book then becomes part of the school library’s collection. In September your kids will be able to borrow these books from the library!
This morning, the following books were presented to leaving staff at the assembly:
“From the jungle to the mountains or your own backyard, all you need to do is listen. You might hear the animals all around.” Listen to Our World, by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, was presented to Mr. Ma.
“In a child’s life, nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping in autumn leaves.” Bringing the Outside In, by Mary Mckenna Siddals and Patrice Barton, was presented to Ms. Gibson.
“Turn the page to see how plants are designed to lure their pollinators right in your own back yard.” Flowers are Calling, by Rita Gray and Kenard Pak, was presented to Ms. Zilcosky.
“What will your beautiful hands do today? Will they plant… ideas? Or touch… hearts? Will they lift… spirits? Or stretch… imaginations?” Beautiful Hands, by Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten, was presented to Ms. Fallis.
“Are we there yet? Oh, for goodness sake, just buckle up and enjoy the ride!” Are We There Yet?, by Nina Laden and Adam McCauley, was presented to Ms. Gee.
“Andrew is one busy chickadee. But will Andrew’s busy schedule leave any time for fun?” Over-Scheduled Andrew, by Ashley Spires, was presented to Ms. Green.
“A boy, a colony of penguins, a smack of jellyfish, a crash of rhinos, a trail of shells, a tribe of kids. A journey home.” There is a Tribe of Kids, by Lane Smith, was presented to Ms. Pastora-Gomez.
“A book with no pictures? What good is a book with no pictures?” This is Not a Picture Book!, by Sergio Ruzzier, was presented to Ms. Roffel.
“In the middle of a little forest, there lives a little tree who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of the summer days.” Little Tree, by Loren Long, was presented to Ms. Jacome.
“I have to write a story today… But today I don’t have any ideas. This is my dog Wednesday. She doesn’t like me to write stories. It’s sunny out and Wednesday wants to go for a walk.” Ideas are All Around, by Philip C. Stead, was presented to Ms. Perez.
“Meet Little Panda. He’s awake and ready for adventure. But where do his feet go?” Where My Feet Go, by Birgitta Sif, was presented to Ms. Verlaan.
“Woof! I’m a service dog. Dogs like me help people with disabilities or illnesses.” We were also happy to present Service Dogs, by Jessica Rudolph, to our outgoing PAC Chair Jane Ann Mintenko.