Thursday, June 20, 2019

Summer Learning with the Sock Monkeys!

Frankie and Bandicoot read the Summer
Learning brochure to find things to do.
 Make sure you keep your bright green Summer Learning brochure handy during the summer for the following information:
  • Westgate School Library open this summer 9 - 11am on July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, and August 7
  • Sno-Isle Public Library (check out their summer reading programs and events!)
  • Login information for many online resources available for Westgate students over the summer.
Best Books Plus nominees and directions to access
new ebooks and audiobooks using Sora app.

New ebooks and audiobooks!

All students, staff, and teachers can use the new Sora app to read ebooks and listen to audiobooks over the summer.  The titles available include many of the 2020 Best Books Plus nominees.
  • Go to
  • Choose Edmonds School District and use your district login

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Westgate Rocks the 2019 Battle of the Books!

Nine Westgate students reading books for the Battle of the Books.
Nine Westgate students competed in the 2019 Battle of the Books with 34 other teams from elementary schools in the district.  The Octonauts tied with four other teams for fourth place and the Werebooks tied for sixth place with other teams.  The teams read as many of the nineteen books in the competition as they could and then answered questions about them as a team.  Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time to Look For and Return Library Resources!

Rafael looks for missing library items.
Rafael returns his library books.
It is time to think about the end of the school year when all library items have to be returned to the library and all fines for lost or damaged library books must be paid.

  • June 6 - Last day for check out
  • June 7 - All library resources due
  • June 13 - Overdue notices sent to classrooms
  • June 17 - Overdue notices mailed home
  • June 24 - Field Day (students who have missing library items or library fines will not participate)
Be responsible and get your library items returned on time.  Check with Ms. W if you think you already returned an items so the shelves can be checked.  Please do not wait until the last minute.

Friday, May 10, 2019

New Graphic Novels Purchased with PSO Grant

Mimi and Rafael read some of the new
graphic novels in the library. 
There are 42 new graphic novels in the library purchased with an $800 grant from the PSO.  Graphic novels are the most popular resources in the library and students are always asking for more.  Some of the new books replace old ones that are worn out and others are new graphic novels students have been wanting.

Come to the library and check them out and a big thank you to the PSO for the extra funds!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Westgate Students Win Poster Contest Awards

Outstanding Award - Adelyn room 19
Outstanding Award - Maddie room 20
Outstanding Award - Chloe room 20
Outstanding Award - Mifune room 16
Outstanding Award - Audrey room 20

 Many third graders from Westgate created original posters about a favorite books for The Best Book I Ever Read poster contest sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission.  Five Westgate students received Outstanding Awards and eight received Honorable Mentions.  The winning students will have their posters on display at the Frances Anderson Center in downtown Edmonds from April 17 to May 11.  They are also invited to a reception with their families to receive their awards and to hear an author presentation.  Congratulations!

Honorable Mention - Chosen room 18

Honorable Mention - Dylan room 16

Honorable Mention - Itzel room 18

Honorable Mention - Jonathan room 18

Honorable Mention - Jordyn room 16

Honorable Mention - Olivia room 19

Honorable Mention - Penelope room 18

Honorable Mention - Suri room 1

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Read and Relax Over Spring Break!

Mimi finds books to read at the library.
Spring break is coming up so stock up on books to read while you have extra time.
  • Go to your public library
  • Listen to an audiobook 
  • Read with someone
  • Read up on a hobby or interest
  • Try a new genre or series
  • Read to someone else
  • Talk about the books you are reading
  • Read an ebook (there are many in the Westgate Library catalog!)
Relax and enjoy your break!