Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wall Mounted Charging Station

New charging station in our library MakerSpace
Our new wall mounted charging station in our library's MakerSpace has eight (8) charging connectors (3 Apple Lightning, 1 Apple 30-Pin, 3 Micro USB, 1 USB Type-C). With adaptive fast charging technology, students and teachers can charge their devices quickly and easily. Please remember that this is a courtesy charging station. These are your devices and your responsibility to monitor your own devices. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Starry Night

Completed "Let's Stick Together" in the school library
We have a new "Let's Stick Together" in the school library's MakerSpace. Any guesses as to what it is a picture of yet? We hung our completed The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh,

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Book Wars

Have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? No spoilers here. I will be seeing the movie tomorrow. In the meantime, check out our latest bulletin board right outside the library and pick up a book to read over break. 
Mepham Library Bulletin Board

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Heartfelt Holiday Cards

Many students, including those in the National Art Honor Society and Mrs. Geller's School & Community Leadership classes, joined us in the school library's MakerSpace this past Monday to craft holiday cards for Mercy Haven’s network of families. Mercy Haven is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization located in Islip Terrace that offers assistance to over 3,000 Long Islanders, approximately half of which are children. Mercy Haven’s mission is to acknowledge the dignity and potential of people who are homeless, living with mental illness, or living in poverty by providing housing, advocacy, education, and life skills development.

The cards crafted from our students were truly touching. Many said that it is important to remember those less fortunate than you, especially at this time of year. #mephamgivesback
Sampling of holiday cards crafted in the MakerSpace.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Crafting for a Cause

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Join us in the school library on Monday, December 11th at 2:15 p.m. in our MakerSpace to craft holiday cards for Mercy Haven’s network of families. Mercy Haven is a non-sectarian, non-profit organization located in Islip Terrace that offers assistance to over 3,000 Long Islanders, approximately half of which are children. Mercy Haven’s mission is to acknowledge the dignity and potential of people who are homeless, living with mental illness, or living in poverty by providing housing, advocacy, education, and life skills development. All craft supplies will be provided. This is an ELITE event. Sign up by clicking here.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Fragments: Endings

Fragments (Mepham's literary magazine) has a new contest!
endings.
"There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start."
- Shel Silverstein 
Submit your original poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, or photography on the topic "endings" to win a prize and the chance to be published!

Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2018

Place all entries in Mrs. Maresca's mailbox in the main office or email them to Fragments at FragmentsEmail@gmail.com.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Romeo & Juliet Break Out!

Mrs. Chacko's class just finished reading William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. As a review, they came to the school library to play "Fortune's Fool" from BreakoutEDU. With 40 minutes on the clock, her class was divided into two groups, the Montagues and the Capulets. There mission was to break into the box that contained the lost half on Shakespeare's cut of the profits from Romeo and Juliet. We learned that the most successful groups communicate well and divide and conquer.
Breakout EDU in the school library