Dear ÉJSMS Families,

Happy New Year!

John Stubbs is celebrating National Literacy Week with many wonderful literacy events planned for the week of January 20-24th. One very popular event is the Book Swap. Rather than regular book exchanges taking place during that week, students will have the chance to choose a gently used book to take home and keep.

We have asked students to bring in gently used French or English books starting right away. Boxes are located in each classroom to collect these books. Please have your child(ren) search for books that they have enjoyed and would like to pass along to another student. Kindly send these books to the school as soon as possible.

Other events to look forward to include:

  • Read-a-Thon (collect pledges for number of minutes read during the week to help purchase French resources for our library)
  • Guest readers
  • Author visits
  • Buddy Reading
  • Dress as your favourite book character day
  • …and more

Further information, in addition to reading logs and pledge forms, will be sent home next week.

Thank you for your support.

Happy reading,

ÉJSMS Library Staff

Scholastic bookfair!

Come check out the bookfair in the library (2nd floor)

Scholastic bookfair hours:

Thursday 24th





Monday 28th




Tuesday 29th




Wednesday 30th




N’oublions pas/Lest we forget

A solemn remembrance:

This is a slideshow which has a solemn feel with pan flute background music. (3 min 29 sec)


The poppy story:

This video is an animated short film about the journey of the poppy. An excellent introduction to the poppy, remembrance, veterans, and Poppyscotland. (5 min 45 sec)

Great News!!

A huge thank you to the John Stubbs Community for the recent support of two Library Learning Commons events.

Through Indigo’s Adopt-a-School program, the EJSMS community submitted stories, “liked and shared” one particular story, designed library spaces, and made online donations. This great effort has resulted in $1821.90 in credits at Indigo; including a $500 prize for having one of the top five most liked stories in the province. Factoring in the 30% discount we will receive this means $2368.47 in new books!


After four very busy Scholastic book fair days; final net sales were $7055.63. This converts into $4938.94 of Scholastic Credits. Many thanks to the amazing volunteer students and parents who helped make the English book fair a huge success. The French book fair will take place in February.

These additional resources will go a long way in filling the shelves with more French resources.

Thank you for your continued support and helping John Stubbs students get excited about reading.


Scholastic Book Fair Starts Thursday Oct. 18

Scholastic Book Fair 

Oct. 18-24 In the Library 

All students will have a chance to visit the Scholastic Book Fair during their regularly scheduled book exchange time.

The book fair will be open for purchases during the following times:

Thursday, October 18th:
Before school (8:15-8:40) Parents are welcome to stay until 9am)
Lunch (noon-1:00)
After school (2:30-3:30)
PAC Halloween Dance (5:00-6:30-approx)

Mon, Tues & Wed. Oct. 22, 23 & 24:
Before school (8:15-8:40) Parents are welcome to stay until 9am)
Lunch (noon-1:00)
After school (2:30-4:00)

Volunteers are needed for all shifts…please visit the following link:


Missing Books….can you help?

A well used and loved library, sometimes means lost and damaged books.  Currently we are seeking missing books from several series in our library.  Many of these are no longer in print but perhaps you have one on your shelf that needs a new home?  If you have any of the book titles below that you would like to donate to John Stubbs library, please contact the Teacher-Librarian


Middle School Missing books:

Circle of Magic by Tamora Pierce

-Book 1-Sandry’s Book

-Book 4-Briar’s Book

Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce

-Book 1-Alanna The First Adventure

-Book 2-In the hand of the Goddess

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

Book 2-The Golem’s Eye

Prequel-the Ring of Solomon

Charlie Bone Series (also called “Children of the Red King”) by Jenny Nimmo

-Book 1- Midnight for Charlie Bone

-Book 5-Charlie Bone and the Hidden King

-Book 7-Charlie Bone and the Shadow of Bad Lock

-Book 8-Charlie Bone and the Red Knight

The New Prophecy Warriors Midnight by Erin Hunter

Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters

Beka Cooper (also called “Provost’s Dog) by Tamora Pierce

Book 2-Bloodhound

Book 3-Mastiff (formerly called Elkhound)

Tricksters by Tamora Pierce

Book 1-Trickster’s Choice

Saddle Island Series by Sharon Siamon

Book 1-Gallop to the Sea

Book 2-Secrets in the Sand

Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld

Book 1-The Secret Hour

Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede

Book 2-Searching for Dragons

Book 3-Calling on Dragons

Book 4-Talking to Dragons

Chasing Yesterday series by Robin Wasserman

Book 1-Awakening

Book 2-Betrayal

Leven Thumps Series by Obert Skye

Book 2-Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret

Book 3-Leven Thumps and the Eyes of the want

Book 4-Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra

Book 5-Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder

Owlboy Series by Thomas Sniegoski

Book 1-Billy Hooten, Owlboy

Book 3-The Terror of Zis-Boom-Bah

Book4-The Flock of Fury

The Cronus Chronicles by Anne Ursu

Book 2- The Siren Song

Book 3-The Immortal Fire

The Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday

Book 1-the Dead Kid Detective Agency

Book 3-Loyalist to a Fault: The Dead Kid Detective Agency #3