White Eagle Elementary School

Indian Prairie School District 204

Library Media Center (LMC)

January 2018



Ahoy Mates!  It’s a Reading Treasure Hunt!

Get your sailing shoes on, grab your LMC card and find a comfy chair because our school-wide annual reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars and Weekly Reader/Six Flags Great America is about to begin.


Each individual reader (student) goal is 600 minutes of reading between January 13th and February 24th.  All students who reach this goal will receive a ticket to Six Flags Great America Amusement park to be used in the summer and a ticket voucher for a Kane County Cougars baseball game on May 6th at 6:30 pm or May 30th at 1:00 pm (includes a drawstring bag, hot dog and soft drink).  Tickets and vouchers from both sponsors will be distributed in the spring to those students who turn in their tally sheet of 600 or more minutes.


On the last day of each week, a group of volunteers will total the hours read during the previous week.  As a team reads, their class’ pirate ship will move across the White Eagle Set Sail and Read bulletin board in the LMC.  The more each team reads, the faster their class pirate ship will race through the White Eagle ocean.  The winning team from each grade level will have a class party at the end of the program.  In addition, there will be weekly recognition for the class and grade level individuals that read the most that week.  So visit a library near you, grab a book and get ready to Set Sail and Read!

Tally sheets are due Feb. 23rd.   

Additional tickets and tally sheets are available in the LMC

or by clicking on the links below.


Set Sail and Read Tally Sheet

Set Sail and Read Tickets

Author Assembly:  Amy Logan
What do superheroes do?  They make the world a better place!  We have that same power with our everyday kindness and award winning Chicago author, Amy Logan will tell us how on Jan. 25th.  Ms. Logan will talks about her books, A Girl with a Cape and a A Boy with a Cape.  Students may order a book using the form below and the author will personalize it.  

Click here for an order sheet.  Orders are due January 19th!


Metra Train Safety Poster and Essay Contest: All Grades
Metra is proud to announce the Twelfth Annual Metra Safety Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Eyes Up,  Devices Down: Look, Listen, Live" The Safety Contest is a key part of Metra's ongoing effort to increase public awareness of lifesaving railroad safety practices. One first, second and third place safety poster contest winner will be selected from each grade, K-12, and awarded the following prizes:

  1. First Place: iPad

  2. Second Place: $250 Gift Card

  3. Third Place: $100 Gift Card

The winning designs will be featured in Metra’s safety calendar, website, station displays and on weekend passes.


Students can also enter the Annual Metra Safety Essay Contest for your chance to win an iPad. Contest participants are asked to tell us in 300 words or less how to "Eyes Up, Devices Down: Look, Listen, Live" and promote safe behaviors near trains and railroad tracks.  There will be a first place awarded in each of the essay contest's three divisions: Grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12. The first-place winners in the essay contest will receive an iPad.

All posters should be done on white paper that is the size no smaller than 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches and no larger than 12” x 18”.

Poster Entries Due to Mrs. Vieira by Fri., Jan. 26th or online through Metra by Wed., Jan. 31, 2018.


Metra Safety Poster Contest Winners

Official Metra Rules


KidsMatter Digital Footprint Contest: All Grades
In an effort to increase awareness of responsible citizenship, KidsMatter has partnered together with School Districts 203 & 204, and the Naperville Police Department, to offer students the opportunity to participate in anti-cyber bullying/ responsible digital citizenship video contest.

The Your Digital Footprint Matters Video Contest is designed to give students in Naperville School District 203 & Indian Prairie 204 the opportunity to submit student-created videos individually, or as a group, to help promote cyber-safety and combat electronic bullying.

The submission deadline is January 17, 2018.

Winning Student Directors will receive $200.00!  All winners will receive the cash award along with trophies and pictures with the Mayor at the Hollywood Premiere Red Carpet Event at the Community Christian Church on February 12, 2018.

Click here for more information and to view the contest rules.  Click here to complete the mandatory Video Submission Form. Click here to view examples of previous winning submissions.

Good luck and happy creating!  Be sure to tell Mrs. Vieira about your video!


Creation Station:

Remember: Creation Station is open at 8:20 am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

  • New To Do:

    • Snowflake Challenges: Create your own bead snowflake.  Remember to think of all the students at White Eagle School and only make one.

    • Quiver App: Fun winter scenes are here!

    • Make a snowball catapult and test it with cotton balls!

  • All the Time Fun!

    • Weave on our school loom… over, under, over, under

    • Try a BeeBot Challenge Card

    • Play OSMO

    • Program Dash: Use a challenge card!

    • Squigz, Legos, Pipe Cleaner creations, Rainbow Loom and more!

Please remember to clean up the Creation Station whenever you visit.  

Everyone helps clean, please.  


Check Out Our New Books!
I Love You Like a Pig

I like you like a tree.  You’re funny like a fossil.  I love you like a pig.  Oink, Oink, Oink

This book is a celebration of the many tender, madcap ways we love one another.



If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don’t!

If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee, or a shovel. She is NOT talking about the piano. But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination, and one very heavy upright piano that, she insists, she needs to take with her. What's the worst that can happen? In a riotous series of mishaps, Magnolia quickly learns that--not surprisingly--a piano doesn't mix well with sand, sun, and seagulls!


I’m Smart!

Smarter than a rocket scientist, more powerful than a monster truck, able to halt traffic with the flick of a switch! Drive you to school and keeps you safe!

Who am I?

Your school bus, that’s who!


Give Me Back My Book!

This book is full of wonderful WORDS and beautiful PICTURES! And it's EXCITING! And it's FUNNY! It might be the BEST BOOK EVER—if we could decide whose book it is.



Little i
When Little i’s dot falls off, rolls down a hill, over a cliff, and into the sea, Little i sets out on a journey to rescue it.  Little i’s adventure is epic, and stormy, and twisty, and spine-chilling, and surprising.  Are you ready?

Click here to watch a video book trailer.





The King of Too Many Things

King Jasper can order his wizard to conjure up anything at all: dragons, robots, superheroes, even rainbow-colored kittens―which leads to a magical mess only he can clean up.

A hilarious, modern fairy tale, The King of Too Many Things will keep readers guessing with the turn of every page, while showing how always wanting more can ultimately lead to less happiness.


Lailah’s Lunchbox

Lailah is in a new school in a new country, thousands of miles from her old home, and missing her old friends. When Ramadan begins, she is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worried that her classmates won’t understand why she doesn’t join them in the lunchroom.

Lailah solves her problem with help from the school librarian and her teacher and in doing so learns that she can make new friends who respect her beliefs.  


New Avengers Books: Captain America, Hawkeye and the New Team



New Trolls Books: Poppy and Branch’s Big Adventures and All About the Trolls

 New My Little Pony: We Like Spike and Ponies Love Pets



Hilde Cracks the Case

Hero Dog!

Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is starring in her very own early chapter book series -- inspired by news stories Hilde wrote in real life! In this first book, there's been a break-in on Orange Street! Cupcakes have been stolen, and soon a pie goes missing, too. Hilde and her sister/photographer, Izzy, must interview witnesses and follow the clues. Can Hilde crack the case in time to post her news story online?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Bear on the Loose!

Nine-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak is back for the second book in this early chapter book mystery series! This time, there's a bear on the loose in Selinsgrove! Hilde knows a BIG story when she hears one, and she's determined to get the scoop. So she and her sister/photographer, Izzy, set out to track the bear and find out where he came from. But how will they find the bear? And can Hilde crack this case before someone gets hurt?


Press Start! #3: Super Rabbit Racers!

Welcome to the Super Cup Grand Prix! Eight racers must compete in four races to win the Super Cup Power Up, which gives the winner super speed powers. Super Rabbit Boy is ready to win, but meanie King Viking is racing this year, too! And he has racers who are helping him cheat.


Super Rabbit Boy needs to beat King Viking, but with tricks, traps, and brand-new racers to race, winning won't be easy. Can Super Rabbit Boy outpace and outrace the competition, or will he spin out of control before he crosses the finish line?


Click here to watch a video book trailer for book #1.


Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker

Beatrice does her best thinking upside down. Hanging from trees by her knees, doing handstands . . . for Beatrice Zinker, upside down works every time. She was definitely upside down when she and her best friend, Lenny, agreed to wear matching ninja suits on the first day of third grade. But when Beatrice shows up at school dressed in black, Lenny arrives with a cool new outfit and a cool new friend. Even worse, she seems to have forgotten all about the top-secret operation they planned! Can Beatrice use her topsy-turvy way of thinking to save the mission, mend their friendship, and flip things sunny-side up?


Click here to watch a video book trailer.


Girls Who Code #1: The Friendship Code

Loops, variables, input/output – Lucy can’t wait to get started with the new coding club at school. Finally, an after school activity that she’s really interested in. But Lucy’s excitement turns to disappointment when she’s put into a work group with girls she barely knows. All she wanted to do was make an app that she believes will help someone very special to her.  


Suddenly, Lucy begins to get cryptic coding messages and needs some help translating them. She soon discovers that coding – and friendship – takes time, dedication, and some laughs!



Dog Man and Cat Kid

Hot diggity dog! Dog Man, the newest hero from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants, is back -- and this time he's not alone. The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out! When a new kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing, it's up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day! Will these heroes stay hot on the trail, or will Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat, send them barking up the wrong tree?


One Good Thing About America

It's hard to start at a new school . . . especially if you're in a new country. Back home, Anais was the best English student in her class. Here in Crazy America she feels like she doesn't know English at all. Nothing makes sense (chicken FINGERS?), and the kids at school have some very strange ideas about Africa. Anais misses her family - Papa and grandmother Oma and big brother Olivier because here in Crazy America there's only little Jean-Claude and Mama. So she writes letters to Oma - lots of them. She tells her she misses her and hopes the fighting is over soon. She tells her about Halloween, snow, mac n cheese dinners, and princess sleepovers. She tells her about the weird things Crazy Americans do, and how she just might be turning into a Crazy American herself. One Good Thing About America is a sweet, often funny middle-grade novel that explores differences and common ground across cultures. It arrives amidst the prevailing climate of fear and doubt in America. This story of a refugee child restores hope and reminds us that America is, in fact, a nation of immigrants where we must accept our differences in order to survive and that s one very good thing.


The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have eleven days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.


Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Tessa Woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she can feel in her bones.


When her little brother’s doll starts crying real tears, Tessa realizes that someone—or something—is trying to communicate with her. And it involves a secret that’s been shrouded in mystery for more than one hundred years.


With the help of three new friends, Tessa begins unraveling the mystery of what happened in the house on Shady Street—and more importantly, what it has to do with her!


Click here to watch a spooky video book trailer.


New Technology Books:



New Origami LMC and Online Abdo Books: Insects, Pets and Dinosaurs



Creation Station Books:

Cool Dough, Putties, Slimes and Goops

Kids can make their own fun with Cool Doughs, Putties, Slimes & Goops! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind toys. Readers will create Blubbery Bouncy Putty, Glow-in-the-Dark Galaxy Goo, Super Scented Play Dough and more! Step-by-step photos, materials lists, and extra tips and tricks get kids started.


Cool Board Games
Kids can make their own fun with Cool Board Games! This title has everything needed to create one-of-a-kind board games. Readers will create Mini Magnetic Battleship, The Game of Your Life, Giant Outdoor Checkers and more! Step-by-step photos, materials lists, and extra tips and tricks get kids started.


New Football Books




New Soccer Books




Phoebe and Her Unicorn in The Magic Storm

The first Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel!

Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm.


Click here to watch a video book trailer.

Birthday Books

Are you looking for a way to honor and celebrate your birthday at

school? The White Eagle LMC has an idea for you! Donate a book in honor of your birthday to White Eagle’s LMC and become a member of the White Eagle Birthday Book Club. It helps build our library collection and makes you feel special at the same time! For more details about the Birthday Book Club see the attached sheet below. Last year we had over 150 students participate in our Birthday Book program. That is an amazing number of donations and means our LMC is 150 books better. Take a look at all of our amazing birthday books by putting your mouse over the Library Media Center on the left hand side of this page and then clicking on the Birthday Book section.  Want to join?  Visit the White Eagle LMC website to download a form and sign up today!



Support the LMC through Anderson’s Online Store

We are excited to announce a new way to help support the LMC through our friends at Anderson’s. When you go to http://abcfairs.com you can log on as a White Eagle shopper (login and password are both WhiteEagle) and then a percentage of your purchase comes right back to White Eagle School and your books are mailed to your home address. You can also purchase eBooks through this website that will work on many devices such as iPads, Nooks, iPhones, etc. Anderson’s Bookfair Company provides a high quality selection of literature and supports our LMC. If you have questions or want more information, feel free to contact Mrs. Vieira.

Be Safe on the Internet

Become an Internet safety wiz. Learn how to be safe and smart on the Internet. Visit any of the sites below to play games, watch videos and more!

· Learn to be smart with Garfield: http://www.infinitelearninglab.org/

· Watch a fun video on BrainPop: http://www.brainpopjr.com/health/besafe/internetsafety/

· Sid’s Online Safety Guide: http://www.bizzikid.co.uk/sosguide/safetyguidestart.html

· AT & T Internet Safety: http://www.att.com/Common/images/safety/game.html

· KidsComJr.: http://www.kidscomjr.com/games/safety/safety.html

· Faux Paws' Adventures in the Interent Movie

· NetSmartz Kids: http://www.netsmartzkids.org/indexFL.htm



Mrs. Vieira and Mrs. Connelly work in the LMC at White Eagle Elementary School. We work to provide students with a variety of materials to read for their recreational reading. Different types of literature are highlighted each month, and the LMC offers a variety of activities to enhance students' ability to use information resources and their technology skills. We also work to provide students with access to information and to provide students with the resources to search out answers to their information questions.

LMC Mission Statement

Believing that the Library Media Center (LMC) is a fundamental part of the educational program of the schools of Indian Prairie School District #204, the mission of the LMC is to encourage, promote, and assist students and teachers to be effective users of ideas and information and to foster reading and use of a library for lifelong learning.

LMC Hours

The LMC is open every morning that school is in session at 9:00 when students are allowed to enter the building and closes at the end of each school day at 3:35.  Flexible book checkout exists for student drop-ins and visiting classes.

Contact Us

To contact Dawn Vieira, LMC Director, or LMC staff, please call the LMC at 630-375-3959 or email dawn_vieira@ipsd.org.


Contact Info

Principal: Timothy Krahenbuhl

1585 White Eagle Drive (map)
Naperville, IL 60564

630.375.3600 (press 3 at prompt)

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