We would like to encourage you to set a goal to read with your children during our winter break. This is a great time to read any new books they might have received or to take a trip tthe library.
Here are some staff favorites:
Mrs. Garaventa “Auntie Claus” by Elise Primavera, “Which Would You Rather Be” by William Steig, “That is Not A Good Idea” by Mo Willems, “Friends” True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships by Catherine Thimmesh, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” by Mo Willems and all the other “Pigeon” books by Mo Willems
Mrs. Hess “The Gingerbread Cowboy” by Janet Squires
Mrs. Hunsaker/Mrs. McDaniel “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore
Ms. Pringle “Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing!” by Judy Blume
Mrs. Rose/Mr. Dekker/Mrs. McDaniel “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Dr. Seuss
Mrs. Piper/Mr. Dekker “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
Mrs. Baker “Anything” by Jan Brett
Mrs. Wedding/Mrs. Bright/Mrs. McDaniel “Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg
Mrs. Plummer “If You Take a Mouse to the Movies” by Laura Numeroff and any other titles in the Laura Numeroff series
Mrs. Mills “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Margery Williams
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
Mrs. Bright “Rocking Horse Christmas” by Mary Pope Osborne
Mrs. McDaniel “Snowman at Work” by Caralyn Buehner
“Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney” by Kenn Nesbitt
Dear Alta Heights Families and Friends,
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
...and so it is with this inspirational quote from Mark Twain I am announcing my retirement from Alta Heights and the NVUSD. It has been a wonderful 36 years and I have tried to be of some value to your children and our Alta Gator Family.
I set sail December 13, 2016
Love to all,
Mrs. Garaventa, Librarian
Alta Heights Elementary
The Leamer and Farris families are organizing sponsors for a new digital marquee for Alta Heights! If your family and/or business would like to provide a sponsorship