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Camden Station Library has been updated!

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Camden Station’s Library has had some updating! Mrs. Rataj, the Library Media Specialist created the transformative momentum by first applying for and acquiring an OCTI grant, which afforded her the purchase of multi-media work stations and touch screen monitors. These technological tools will permit the fluid use of the space for patrons and small group instruction. Mrs. Rataj also enlisted the help of the PTA.  Together, they painted the library space a bright and cheery yellow, with accents of green and blue to match the Camden Station school colors. This project took nearly 70 hours and was conducted during free time over the winter break.  The PTA funded the purchase of new library chairs, which replaced previous chairs that were worn, less functional and in need of repair.  These cosmetic improvements have increased the effective use of the space and have promoted a welcoming climate.  Thank you to our PTA and Library Media Specialist for helping make Camden an even better place to learn! 

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"Camden Station Reading Garden" Grant Acquired!

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Congratulations to Mrs. Sally Lantz, 2nd Grade Teacher for earning a grant for a “Camden Station Reading Garden” through Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program.  As an outdoor and nature enthusiast, Mrs. Lantz researched the importance that nature plays in the learning process of children, as well as adults.  She set forth to see how she could bring the valuable benefits of the outdoors to children at Camden Station.  It was clear after surveying students that this space would be a worthwhile acquisition!  With more and more children spending time indoors being less active, this “Reading Garden” will emphasize the benefits nature plays in health and well-being as a whole and encourage and foster a love of learning about the outdoors. Her long-term vision includes outdoor seating in shaded areas, plant/garden texts, and a garden boasting vibrant plant life.

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In order to make this vision a reality, Mrs. Lantz is seeking the involvement of our parents and community! If you or someone you know would be able to work on the construction of the “reading garden,” please let us know by contacting Mrs. Lantz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )!  Congratulations again to Mrs. Lantz for the acquisition of funding.  Now onto the construction!

 

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