What's Happening in the Learning Commons


Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair Has Began

Posted on September 18 2019

The book fair has began. Elementary students are enjoying the great selections of books.  Book Fair Dates and Times Wednesday, September 18 8:30-4:30 Thursday, September 19  8:30-7:30  Family Night…

Book Circulation Has Began

Posted on September 17 2019

School has began and students are already checking books out of the library.  Here are some tips to help your child enjoy reading. 1. Make time for reading. If you and your children have jam-packed…

Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair

Posted on September 11 2019

Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair Coming Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Everyone welcome!

Grade 3 Social Studies-Mrs. Stevenson's Class

Posted on March 21 2019

This is our grade 3 Social Studies Project. Students have conducted research to answer the question, "What is the quality of life like in Peru?" They used research skills and summarizing skills to present…

The Book Fair is Open

Posted on March 14 2019

Book Fair Hours Thursday 10:00-4:00pm Friday 10:00-12:00pm Come and check out the DINO-MITE books!

Scholastic Book Fair

Posted on February 28 2019

Ready to STOMP, CHOMP and READ? The Scholastic Dino-Mite Book Fair is coming to the Learning Commons. Wednesday, March 13th-8:30-4:00 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, March 14th-10:00-4:00 pm Friday, March…

How Reading With Your Children Can Help You Develop…

Posted on February 11 2019

Check out this article from the "Brightly" web page. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.”—Louisa May Alcott, Little Women We can give our kids experiences that…

Snow Day at Magrath Elementary School

Posted on February 4 2019

Due to the extreme cold weather outside, students enjoyed several indoor activities during recess and lunch hour. Students here are enjoying a Geronimo Stilton movie in the Learning Commons.

Grade 5 Class Reading Books

Posted on January 23 2019

Students come into the library daily to check out books.  Today Mrs. Vanhala's Grade 5 class took advantage of all the comfy reading spots throughout the Learning Commons to settle in and enjoy reading…

Magrath School Grand Opening

Posted on January 14 2019

On January 29th there will be a grand opening for the modernization of the both Magrath Elementary and High Schools. Dignitaries from Alberta Education and Board members will be in attendance.  There…

Magrath Public Library is in the Learning Commons

Posted on January 14 2019

Lots of changes have happened in the Learning Commons.  The Public Library has moved in with us. Come and check it out at the Grand Opening.      


Learning Commons in December

Posted on December 20 2018

The Learning Commons is a busy place. Students are participating in a variety of activities throughout the day.  Reading, researching, homework and many more activities.  Mr. Wutzke and his grade six…

Searching for Books

Posted on December 20 2018

With the help of Mrs. Gieske, students use computers to search for books they want to read.  They're developing excellent library skills through this activity.

Christmas Presence

Posted on November 21 2018

Our annual Christmas Presence will be starting on December 3rd and running until December 14th. We invite everyone to bring a non-perishable food item into the school to be given to those in our communities…

Get Your Summer Reading Through Overdrive!

Posted on June 21 2018

All students and teachers in the Magrath Elementary School have access to OverDrive. This is a great way to read during the summer. Each student needs their Westwind email and student password. If you…

Library Books Due June 13th

Posted on June 12 2018

All library books are due Wednesday, June 13th.

Preventing The "Summer Slide"

Posted on June 1 2018

Summer is fast approaching, and students are looking forward to a break from school: swimming, camping, riding bikes, vacationing, and enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately, reading is not on most children’s…

Jane Yolen

Posted on May 3 2018

Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing…

OverDrive At The Library

Posted on April 27 2018

You have access to hundreds of titles 24/7 with our new digital library, OverDrive! Use this link and sign in with your school email, enter your password (PowerSchool number) and you are in.  If you…

Children, Puppies and Books

Posted on April 25 2018

Children, puppies, and books  all together in one place!  What a great combo! Last week Mrs. Susan Roberts visited with the kindergarten students in the library.  She kindly brought Forte and Rhapsody…