The Book Fair is coming!

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Nov 142016

December is right around the corner and once again our Elementary Library will be hosting its Scholastic Book Fair!
This year’s book fair will be held from November 29 through December 2.


Monday: Library closed — book fair set-up
Tuesday: Elementary preview and wish lists
Wednesday: Elementary shopping day/ MS preview
Thursday: MS shopping day during lunch, study halls (with hall pass) and/or Language Arts periods with teacher; elementary students may also shop
Friday: Grandparent Shopping until 11:20: parent (and child) shopping

Your child is bringing home his/her wish list November 29th. 
Breakfast With a Book
On Thursday morning, December 1, we will be opening the Book Fair at 7:30 a.m. for “Breakfast with a Book.” Parents, please join us for a complementary continental breakfast outside the Elementary Library. While you are here, you can browse for Christmas presents for your children and other family members from our large selection of book titles and gift items! The Book Fair will remain until 2 p.m. that day.

Please note that this will be our only book fair of the year. We look forward to seeing you there!

(Please visit our Book Fair website for more information about the Book Fair.)

Jun 112016

No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Jun 032016
Board It’s that time of year — all library books are due back to the Middle School/High School Library.

Friday, June 3, is the deadline to return all borrowed materials to the MS/HS Library. Circulation will then be closed for one week, but will reopen on June 13 to begin making summer loans.

Please note, only re-registered families may make summer loans. All materials borrowed for the summer will be due back to the library during the first week of school in September.

Sep 202014

Encyclopædia BritannicaOn July 1, New Jersey again cut EBSCO database services to students. This time, it eliminated Biography Collection Complete. With the elimination of this database, students need to look to different options to search for biographical information.

Option 1: Fortunately, there is a new, awesome publication available through EBSCO called Britannica Biographies. Britannica Biographies contain well-developed, full-text biographical articles about thousands of important people — over 29,000 articles in all. You can access these biographies via the MAS Ultra and Middle Search Plus databases (those are our high school and middle school databases). Type the name of your subject in the regular search EBSCO box, limit the Source Type to Biographies, and then limit the Publication to Britannica Biographies.

While EBSCO offers several other biography publications (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, and Hutchinson’s Biography Database), Britannica Biographies is the only one that offers well-developed articles with named authors appropriate for research.

Option 2: Another great option is our local public library — the Cherry Hill Public Library. By applying for a free library card you will have access to all of the Cherry Hill databases to supplement our own. You will be able to access them from any computer with Internet access, so it will not be necessary to actually travel to the Cherry Hill Public library (although the trip would be well worth your time because it is an amazing place!) except for one time a year to renew your card. Just bring proof of attendance at TKCS in the form of a tuition bill or report card and proof of your home address and you will immediately receive your free library card.

Cherry Hill databases include a number of biographical databases, including

  • African-American History Online
  • American History Online
  • American Indian History Online
  • American Women’s History Online
  • Ancient and Medieval History Online
  • Contemporary Authors
  • Discovering Collection
  • Modern World History Online
  • Science Online
  • SIRS Discoverer

If you haven’t gotten your free Cherry Hill Library card yet, please make it a priority for this school year. Then stop into our MS/HS Library for a quick tutorial on using the Cherry Hill databases, and you’ll be good to go!

May 202014

Apr 122014

Heartbleed but

By now you’ve probably heard about the Heartbleed bug, a programming flaw in OpenSSL source code that could allow the collection of sensitive account information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card numbers. It has been called “catastrophic and a “massive security flaw that has taken over the Internet.” The flaw apparently has existed for a couple of years but just became known a few days ago.

Business insider has put together this excellent guide to the Heartbleed bug to help you understand what it is and how you can protect yourself.

Another useful resource is the Heartbleed Hit List from Mashable. Mashable reached out to some of the most popular social, email, banking and commerce sites on the Web to find out if they were affected by the bug, if they have “patched” the problem, and if they recommend that you change your password. Mashable also advises that if you have used the same password on multiple sites and one of those sites was vulnerable, you should change the password everywhere. 

Finally, before making your new passwords, you might want to take a look at our earlier blog post on how to make strong passwords. And don’t forget to check your new password’s strength at The Password Meter!

Apr 052014

Congratulations to all of the TKCS students who participated in the
2014 Camden County Arts 4 Teens festival, and especially to the following:

Ilika Cui ~ Best of Camden County for Mixed Media
Mary Hutchings ~ Best of Camden County for Pencil Drawing
Esther Cho ~ Honorable Mention for 3D Design
Myles Fussell ~ Honorable Mention for Charcoal Drawing
Christine Panagotopulos ~ Honorable Mention for Color Photography
Mark Zheng ~ Honorable Mention for Color Photography

The Arts 4 Teens festival is held annually on the Rutgers-Camden campus and provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to present and perform their art for review and critique by talented and professional artists in all disciplines. An Arts In Education event, Arts 4 Teens is dedicated to developing and encouraging lifelong interest in the arts.

Rebirth of the World

“Rebirth of the World” by Mark Zheng
Honorable Mention for Color Photography at the 2014 Arts 4 Teens Festival

Nov 292013


We are excited to offer our Fall Book Fair via Scholastic Books.  There will be numerous titles from which to choose.  Please note that Scholastic Books is a secular company. While we  have tried to be proactive in pulling any titles that would be inappropriate for a Christian reader, we urge you to talk with your child about choices that meet your personal criteria for children’s reading. To help us meet your family standards as well as possible, if you have any issue with a book your child may select on their “wish list”, be sure to note that on the list or with your child’s teacher.

Check our Book Fair Homepage to find out about the books of interest for your child!


                Monday: Library closed ~ Book Fair set-up
                Tuesday: Elementary preview and wish lists
                Wednesday: Elementary shopping day/ Middle School preview  at lunch time and during last period.                   
                Thursday: Middle School shopping day ~ Middle School students may shop during lunch, study halls (with hall pass) and/or Language Arts periods with teacher. Elementary students may also shop.
                Friday morning after the Grandparent breakfast until 11:20 ~ Grandparent and Grandchild shopping.

      Again, we thank you for supporting our book fair and our library program at King’s!

Mrs. Richmond

All hours are during school hours.
Make personal checks payable to TKCS.
Parents are welcome to visit the Book Fair any time during school on Wednesday and Thursday.
Major credit cards are accepted.
Cash is also accepted.

Nov 112013
Catching Fire, the second installment of The Hunger Games trilogy,  hits the theaters on November 22!

The sequel again stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutchinson.

While you’re waiting to see the movie, why not re-read the book? You can find a copy in the Middle School/High School Library. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer!

Jun 152013

Hello New York!

Mrs. Anderson's Third Grade

Mrs. Anderson’s Third Grade

Last month, Mrs. Anderson’s 3rd grade collaborated with a 3rd grade in rural Verona, New York on a lesson about animals in China and South America. The two groups sat together and played “guess my animal,” with each class trading clues about animals they had researched and then trying to guess the identity of those animals using Grolier’s Online Encyclopedia. It was a fun lesson that allowed these 3rd graders to make new friends while they developed critical thinking, research, and technology skills—and neither class had to leave home.

Mrs. Anderson’s class was able to do this lesson using Skype in the Classroom, a Web 2.0 application that can connect classrooms around the world. The two 3rd grade classes were able to see each other and chat together through large display monitors connected to a laptop.

Mrs. Anderson’s students are Skype pioneers at TKCS, and they are anxious to participate in more Skype lessons in the future—maybe in Mexico or South Korea!

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