Yo Soy/I Am: Interdisciplinary Bilingual Identity Wall

Recent visitors to the Legner Learning Village Library may have noticed a new installation where the Quiet Room windows are usually found, a “Yo Soy/I Am” wall full of statements from the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community. The product of a collaboration between Librarian Sarah FitzHenry and Grades K – 4 Spanish teacher Erica Roth, the […]

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Cville OneBook: Tools for Difficult Conversations at St. Anne’s-Belfield School

Nearly 40 parents, students, and faculty members gathered for the Cville OneBook “Tools for Handling Difficult Discussions” workshop on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Belfield Campus. Cville OneBook is a local movement that has been fundraising for more than a year to provide 2,500 copies of The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas to young readers in […]

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2018 First Lego League Tournament

Yesterday, two teams from St. Anne’s-Belfield School made their way to Richmond to compete in the VADC First Lego League Qualifying Tournament. The Heroes of Hades, our 5th and 6th grade Division I team, and Robots Gone Rogue, our 7th and 8th grade Division II team, have been working for months under the direction of […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode – November 10, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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Changing the World, One Reader at a Time

Fitz Between the Shelves is changing. When I started writing about libraries in 2012, I had one goal: to advocate for my library program. What were we reading? What were we learning? How were kids using their designated library time? There was an undercurrent to each post: This space is important. Students use it, students need […]

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How Do You Know That? Quest presents to Middle School

Big kudos to our How Do You Know That? Quest group for standing up in front of the entire middle school to share the information literacy terms, techniques, and tips that you’ve mastered this semester. Not pictured: 200 middle schoolers watching! It’s not easy to stand in front of your peers and share. I am […]

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Charlottesville Women in Tech Switch On! Summit 2018

Curious about the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media? Want to know more about how social media tools can be used to help you define and expand your brand or business? I’m so excited to share the “stage” with Liz Hoeppner, the mastermind behind Grants and Communications (and a zillion other things) […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read…November 4, 2018

 What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from November 4th! My favorites this month included Sunny, Harbor Me, Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World, Akata Witch, You Don’t Know Everything Jilly P., and The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle. There were some shining stars but, to be honest, I struggled through a lot […]

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Insta Review: The Only Road, by Alexandra Diaz

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Not a light breezy beach read, but worth it. The Only Road tells the dark and intense journey of Jaime and his cousin Angela as they attempt to leave their home in Guatemala to resettle […]

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Coming Soon: Tools for Difficult Conversations, with Cville OneBook

Last year, Cville OneBook raised more than $10,000 to purchase copies of Angie Thomas’ novel, The Hate U Give, for young adult readers around Central Virginia. Since then, it has been amazing watching Starr’s story and it’s impact on Charlottesville: speakers have visited local high schools, we’ve seen artwork inspired by the story, and we even […]

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