The mission of the Stoddert Information Literacy Program is to equip our students with life-long learning skills, to develop their imagination allowing them to become critical thinkers and effective users of information in all formats and mediums.
Stoddert Literacy and Info-Lab:
We are so proud to have a robust library for all of Stoddert’s grade levels. The library and computer lab are located at the top of the main stairs on the second floor of the main building. Each student visits the library and computer lab at least once a week. Please ask your student’s teacher or visit your student’s teacher page to find out when he or she has information literary. The school’s librarian is Mrs. Patricia Bowlin at (202) 671-6031 and the technology coordinator is Ms. Terri Thompson.
This year 2016-17 in information literacy, Mrs. Bowlin and Ms. Thompson will be partnering with Mr. Scott in SEM (the School-wide Enrichment Model) for grades 2nd through 5th. Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st will be collaborating with the classroom teachers to build a strong information and literacy program.
In the Stoddert library, we do not charge for fines or late books. However, we do charge for book damages. If the book is lost, we charge to replace the book.
Online Card Catalog:
All students are able to log into the online card catalog by going to: dcps.follettdestiny.com
Scroll down to Stoddert ES and click. Then, click on Catalog in the upper left hand corner. Students may log into the system using their Student ID # for the username and their birthdate (mmddyy) as their password. Under Catalog, in Webpath Express, our students will find appropriate and excellent websites to use for their research.
Outside Of School:
Parents and guardians, with their children, are welcome to check out books before school at 8:00 a.m. and after school. Most importantly, we ask each household to set aside at least 20 to 30 minutes for parents/guardians to read to or with their children each day.
Parents and guardians are asked to please help the school encourage good library habits at home in these areas:
- How to handle books carefully;
- How to keep books in a safe place;
- How to return books to the library on time.
Library Needs Your Help:
If you have an hour or an hour and a half to give during the weekday, our school library needs your help to shelve books. Our school’s book collection gets heavily used and your participation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance for any time you may have to give during the week. If you are able to help, please get in touch with Mrs. Bowlin either before or after school or through her email.
In the Information Literacy classes, the students learn about Digital Citizenship. These classes should help equip our students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly when online. The students are given a family tip sheet and a student activity sheet to discuss and work on at home. For more information and resources about digital citizenship, visit www.commonsense.org.