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on our PLC day in March, students will learn about this year’s Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Walk! T-Shirt orders are due by March 23 and the walk is at East High School at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29!! Hope you can donate and be there!!
Thanks for shopping at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair on March 2!! Over $4000 of books, cookies (and more) sold to Maxey supporters . . so over $800 of books for the Maxey Library!! Stay tuned for pictures from the event!!
The Votes are IN!! Top vote getters for favorite cat:
1st Place: THE CAT IN the HAT!!
4th SkippyJon Jones
5th Grumpy Cat
6th Bad Kitty
7th Pete the Cat & Ballet Cat (tie)
9th Dewey the Library Cat
Happy Sesquicentennial, Nebraska!!
Maxey students K-5 were invited to create a bookmark to celebrate Nebraska and their 150th Birthday on March 1, 2017. The winning bookmarks will be available in the Maxey Library for all students and staff. The following students made bookmarks that were chosen to be printed for Maxey:
Congrats to the winners and all who created a bookmark! They are incredible and were on display at the Maxey Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, SouthPointe on March 2.
On the next PLC day, March 28, during their specials class, K-5 students will have a presentation about the Lincoln Food Bank and the 10th Anniversary of the Backpack Walk at East High . . this year on April 29!! The backpack that goes home each Friday with students in need provides food and support for the weekends during the school year. Details about the t-shirts, donations and the walk will be coming home in Wednesday folders.
On Halloween, Volunteers got into the Spirit . . dressing up and even signing some autographs!! Ballet Cat is a new favorite series by Bob Shea!! Meow!!
School is COOL was the message for second through fifth graders at Maxey on Thursday, October 27. UNL athletes visited grade level teams and talked about GRIT. Pictured above are third graders hearing from UNL junior, Sydney Townsend, Husker Volleyball player, who spoke about her daily schedule, winning the 2015 national championship, and responded to student questions.
Thanks to our amazing volunteers and shoppers during the Maxey Scholastic Book Fair!! With your generous support, we sold over $12,000 in books and goodies!! We raised over $500 in books for the Hartley Elementary School Library!! WOW!! Thank you to our generous students and families!!
WOW!! THANK YOU to: Award Winning Author/Illustrator Peter Brown for an amazing presentation on September 22, 2016
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE:
Thank you for your AMAZING donations for the Lincoln Food Bank’s BackPack Program!! Our gifts change lives!!
On Tuesday, March 29, during their Specials class, K-5 Maxey students met cast members from the Lied Center production of the new musical
Puddin and the Grumble;
inspired, written and produced right here in Lincoln!! Thank you for an AMAZING performance!
Maxey Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Donation total: $15,400 and counting!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!
GOLDEN SOWER READERS!!!! 55 Students at Maxey in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders read all 10 Intermediate Chapter Books this year! WOW! GREAT READING!
THANK YOU for your CAN donations in April!! This will get us $78 worth of new books for the library! Thank you for recycling!!
On Wednesday, April 4, Kindergarten classes celebrated FANCY day!!
Activities in the library were fancy too!!
On Friday, March 4, HATS ON for Hunger, $452.87 in donations were raised by Maxey students, staff and volunteers!! Money will go to the Food Bank for the BackPack program, benefitting Lincoln families.
Maxey Library Volunteers include these ladies: Linda Gerner, Jenny Woods, Linda Barry and Mary Jacob pictured above. Also: Leigh Ann Muller, Leslie Ianno, Heather Bloom, Nancy Christy, Liz Voss. Welcome to these volunteers, recently joining the team: Sherri Duval and Jenny Jurgens!! So THANKFUL for this wonderful TEAM!!!!!
We appreciate the service of these dedicated ladies: Terry Hostetler, Susan Harris, Zahraa Rida, WE MISS YOU and WISH YOU THE BEST!!
The votes are in at the STATE Level:
Here are the GOLDEN SOWER results:
Winner: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illus. by Oliver Jeffers
That Is Not a Good Idea by Mo Willems
My Crocodile Does Not Bite by Joe Kulka
Winner: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Darling, Mercy Dog of World War I by Alison Hart, illus. by Michael G. Montgomery
From the Golden Sower Committee: Thank you to all of the 69,432 students who read the Golden Sower Award nominees this year and voted for their favorite book. And also a big THANK YOU to all of the teachers, media specialists and librarians who promoted the books in their schools and libraries. You help make the program a success!
Golden Sower Votes at Maxey
The Day the Crayons Quit-103
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch-81
That is NOT a Good Idea!-80
My Crocodile Does NOT Bite!-42
Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom-41
The Invisible Boy-40
Rufus Goes to School-8
Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go to Sleep-7
NO Pirates Allowed, Said Library Lou-6
(426 votes total)
Golden Sower Votes at Maxey
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library-19
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin-12
Darling: Mercy Dog of World War I-11
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond-9
Sky Jumpers, Hold Fast, Half a Chance-7
A Snicker of Magic-6
Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year-3
The Girl From Felony Bay-2
(83 votes total)
Thank You to Maxey students and families who attended the Maxey Book Fair at the South Pointe Barnes and Noble on Thursday, November 5!
Special thanks to Mr. Tebo, Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Hergott and Mrs. Reimers for their participation in the event.
A Huge THANKS to all of the volunteers and shoppers for the Maxey MONSTER Book Fair!! The in-school and online fairs combined total: just over $12,000!! This means $6,000 of new books for Maxey!
Book Fair Volunteers included:
THANKS to the shoppers for being generous to our sister school, Hartley Elementary. We raised just under $400 for new books for their library, as well as several new books being donated.
Thank you for eating at RUNZA on August 25 and helping provide Great Books for Great Kids!!! Total $$ raised for Maxey Library is $200 . . the highest ever! WOW!!
Here are some of our events from the 2014-15 School year!! Go Maxey!!!
We had WONDERFUL Backpack DONATIONs from our Maxey Families!! The final total: $18,163.71 AMAZING!!!!
The theme for the Lincoln Food Bank Backpack Program this year is Each Kindness. The Golden Sower nominee and Coretta Scott King author honor award story Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis shares the discovery that each thing we do to help another has a great and far reaching effect.
Take a look at this video by Life Vest: Kindness Boomarang
Can you make a donation and make each kindness matter to a child? The Food Bank accepts donations year round for backpacks.
On Friday, March 6, 2015 we raised almost $500 with HATS ON FOR HUNGER, a chance to wear a hat at school and raise $$ for the Lincoln Food Bank backpacks!! Each Friday during the school year, hungry kids get a backpack of food to take home for their families. The cost of one food backpack is $225 this year.
We had an assembly on March 18, 2015 to give more details about the Food Bank Backpack program. The walk at East High School on Saturday, April 11 was well attended! Thank you for your donations to this important cause for Lincoln families!!
Thank you for donating for CANS4BOOKS!! We turned them in to the local recycling centers and Barnes and Noble will give us some new books!! Results of how much we earned for new books: $118! THAT’s our BEST ever!! Thank you to all who participated!!!!
Hope you had a chance to Visit the MOSAIC and MAKERSPACE at the Maxey Library !!
What is the Mosaic? A collection of multicultural books that has been deemed very good to excellent.
What is a Makerspace? A place where you can create, tinker, remix, and remake items. Our first Makerspace was LEGOS!!
We hosted a second Makerspace in May: COIN struction, which is creating with coins!!
A HUGE THANKS to all who attended the Barnes and Noble book Fair!! We raised $414 for new books!! Stop by and CHECK ‘EM MEOWT!!!
Thanks THANKS Thanks to all of you that attended the Scholastic fair and supported Maxey with your purchases, and those who supported Hartley School Library!! WOW!! Your hearts are full of caring for our sister school! Wonderful!!
Thank you THANK YOU to the following for helping with the fair:
Kim Meyers and Lynn Lux (donations for Photo Booth) Chris Kennedy, Tracy Reichmuth (treats for staff preview) Ginger G. John Christen, Danielle Erdley, Greg Tebo, Ashley Kisabacak, Brandy Ingwersen, Jenny Woods, Zahraa Rida, Linda Barry, Liz Voss, Beth Hergott, Susan Harris, Sylvia Bailey, Kyung Reece, Alice Dietz, James Sharp, Linda Jones, Terry Hostetler, Leigh Ann Muller and Carmen Zalman (set up, tear down and/or running the fair).
Special thanks to the Maxey Office staff!!
Student helpers included: Kason and Makynlie Cade, Sydney and Summer Allen, Braden McPhail, Ara Maxwell, Elena Erdley, Kaelie Voss and Keegan Maranville.
ON THURSDAY, OCT. 30, 4th and 5th graders participated in STUDENT VOTE in the Maxey Library!! See the LPS results HERE
Thanks to Jackson and Harry who were chosen by their teachers to help classmates with the voting process.
The Maxey School Mission is to Maximize Learning for ALL Maxey Students!
The mission of the Maxey School Library is to support and encourage all patrons to be effective users of information by providing these learners with critical thinking and problem solving strategies that will enable their future success.