Posts Tagged ‘Battle of the Books’


The Peaches Win!

March 27, 2013

from Holy Cross Librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

Congratulations to the two 4th grade teams that took 1st and 2nd place at the Battle of the Books competition!  

Both teams will represent Holy Cross at the Archdiocese Battles May 6 at Nativity Parish School.  The Peaches (Piper Lindsey, Gracie Vavak, Brett Conner, James Mundy and Jacob Herr) are the 2013 Champions!  Taking 2nd place were The Red Hot Chili Peppers (Maggie Holcomb, Grace Steyer, Hannah Bellau, Patti Ehrnman and Maria Palazuelos).

Also battling at the Oak Park Barnes & Noble bookstore on Saturday, March 9 were the JLEAPIan Alpacas (Patrick Cashman, Jason Haeusser, Lauren Kropf, Emily Nielsen, Anna Deschamp) and The Trolls (Isaiah Gavin, Kenneth Maldonado, Paul Kincaid, Preston Moses, Ben Smith, Will Deschamp).  Both of these teams were well read for Battle, the Alpacas were the winners of the written battle.

I’m so proud of all of this year’s participants, readers are winners!

Battle of the Books Champs 2013

The Peaches (Jacob Herr, Grace Vavak, Piper Lindsey, James Mundy & Brett Conner)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers (Maggie Holcomb, Patti Ehrnman, Hannah Bellau, Maria Palazuelos & Grace Steyer)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers (Maggie Holcomb, Patti Ehrnman, Hannah Bellau, Maria Palazuelos & Grace Steyer)


See You @ The Bookfair on Saturday!

March 4, 2013

Holy Cross Bookfair 2013


¡We Read Books!

May 3, 2012

It was a tight battle, Holy Cross vs. Holy Cross in the second round of the archdiocese Battle of the Books championship on Tuesday. And Holy Cross won!

The Holy Cross ¡We Read Books! team went on to win the final round of the championship tournament against a team from Nativity.

Maggie Herr, Samantha Brown-Benedict, Carey Lawrence, Devin Palmer, Claire Deschamp and Lucy Steyer represented Holy Cross as the winning team at the Battle of the Books competition.

The top two teams from each of the schools participating in the Battle of the Books competition represented their schools at the archdiocese championship – Holy Rosary-Wea, St. Ann’s, Nativity and Holy Cross.  Teams are made up of 4 to 6 students. The Battle of the Books teams are given a list of 30 books to read, and are quizzed on details from the books at the competitions.



¡Nosotros leemos libros!

Fue una batalla bien apretada, Holy Cross vs. especialmente en la segunda vuelta durante la batalla de los libros que tuvo Holy Cross en la ArquidiocesisI el martes. Logrando asi el triunfo de Holy Cross!

El grupo de Holy Cross ¡We Read Books! gano el campeonato del torneo en contra del equipo de Nativity.

Los dos equipos cada uno representando a su escuela participaron en la competencia de la Batalla de los libros la cual se realizo en la Arquidiocesis- Holy Rosary-Wea, St. Ann’s, Nativity y Holy Cross. El equipo estaba compuesto entre 4 a 6 estudiantes. El equipo de la Batalla de los libros da una lista de 30 libros para ser leidos, luego los examina con preguntas detalladas de los libros durante la competencia.



Congrats to the Savvy Llamas

March 29, 2012

from Holy Cross librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

Tuesday night the Holy Cross Battle of the Books teams duked it out at the Oak Park Barnes & Noble for the Battle Championship!  

4th-6th grade teams were CPR (Noah Cordova, Paul Kincaid, David Lauterwasser & Kenneth Maldonado) The Savvy Llamas (Anna Deschamp, Will Deschamp, Isaiah Gavin, Lauren Long, Preston Moses & Julia Swayne) and  We Read Books!  (Samantha Brown-Benedict, Claire Deschamp, Maggie Herr, Carey Lawrence, Devin Palmer & Lucy Steyer).

Congratulations to the Holy Cross Battle of the Books Champions:  The Savvy Llamas!  

Next month 1st and 2nd place teams The Savvy Llamas and We Read Books! will participate in the Archdiocese Battle of the Books against St. Ann, Holy Rosary Wea and Nativity.  Go Holy Cross READERS!!!

A big thank you to all of the parents that turned out to support the teams, and especially to the Team Managers:  Mary Kaye & Jim Lauterwasser,  Nancy Deschamp, Eva Gavin and Marti Palmer.  

The more you read,
The more you know.

The more you know,
The smarter you grow.

The smarter you grow,
The stronger your voice,

When speaking your mind
or making your choice.

previous Battle of the Books posts –


Book Fair 2012

March 27, 2012

from Holy Cross Librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

Need a good book to read?  Shop through Friday to support our school library!
Don’t forget to use our Book Fair ID 10676815.  

Tonight is the Battle of the Books FINAL competition.  The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Oak Park Barnes & Noble bookstore.  Watch 4th, 5th & 6th graders share their knowledge of the books they’ve read.  Also, be sure to check-out the artwork from 2nd and 5th grades on display in the store.

Thank you for all of your support of the Holy Cross Book Fair on Saturday.  Holy Cross turned out in force, and the 6th grade band rocked the store! 

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Feria del Libro 2012

Bibliotecaria de Holy Cross Sra. Anderson-

¿Necesita un buen libro para leer? Compre en hasta el viernes para apoyar a nuestra biblioteca de la escuela!

No olvide utilizar nuestro código de la Feria del Libro ID 10676815.

Esta noche es la competencia FINAL de la batalla de libros. La diversión comienza a las 6:30 en el segundo piso de la librería  Oak Park Barnes & Noble. Vean al 4to. Y 6to. Grado, y compartiendo sus conocimientos de los libros que han leído. También, estar seguro de ver las ilustración del 2 º y 5 º grados en la exhibición de la tienda.

Le agradezco a todos su apoyo en la Feria del libro de Holy Cross, el sábado pasado. Holy Cross se convirtió en fuerza, y la banda del 6to. Grado sacudió la tienda!


Save The Date: Book Fair 2012

February 23, 2012

from Holy Cross Librarian, Anne Anderson –

Holy Cross Book Fair 2012

Saturday March 24

Oak Park Barnes & Noble  

10 a.m.  |
  6th grade band performance

11 a.m.  |  Storytime

afternoon  |  cookie decorating

other fun activities

  • Holy Cross art work will be on display
  • “Holy Cross” drink available at the BN Cafe all day
  • the fair will also run online March 24 – 30
  • The Final Battle of the Books will be Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. @ the store

Check out pictures from last year’s Holy Cross Book Fair!


Calling All Readers!

November 22, 2011

Holy Cross Librarian Anne Anderson has extended the deadline to enter teams into the school’s Battle of the Books competition. 4th, 5th and 6th graders are encouraged to put together teams of 4 – 6 people to participate, as well as an adult ‘team manager’ to help them.

The teams get a list of 30 books to read.  In the spring, Mrs. Anderson coordinates a tournament competition between the teams, quizzing them about details from the books on the list. The top two teams in the Holy Cross tournament will participate against other schools in the Archdiocese.

The new deadline is Friday, December 9. Talk to Mrs. Anderson if you have any questions.

Mrs. Anderson is also organizing a Book Club for our Jr. High book lovers!  The book club for 7th and 8th graders will meet in the library at 2:30 on Tuesdays in December.  Please bring along three book suggestions.

For more information on what’s going on at the Holy Cross Library, visit Mrs. Anderson’s library website!

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