A “Politic” thought…

From the folks at  A.Word.A.Day…  Today’s word (so appropriate): Politic

  • PRONUNCIATION:
    (POL-i-tik)
  • MEANING:
    adjective: Tactful; shrewd.
  • ETYMOLOGY:
    From Old French politique (political), from Latin politicus (political), from Greek politikos, from polites (citizen), from polis (city). Earliest documented use: 1427.
  • USAGE:
    “I think it might be politic to keep our views to ourselves.”
    William Stafford; Drinkwater’s Daughter; Andrews UK; 2013.

Perhaps even more appropriate, today’s Thought for the Day:

As freely as the firmament embraces the world, / or the sun pours forth impartially his beams, / so mercy must encircle both friend and foe. -Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, poet and dramatist (10 Nov 1759-1805)

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We had some challenges with this site last year, but all the glitches appear to have been resolved.

As we prepare to launch the 2016-17 school year, consider volunteering at your Library.

The Elizabeth Downie Media Library is looking for volunteers.  Student volunteers will be trained in all aspects of running the Library.

Library volunteers will be scheduled before and after school, and/or over the lunch hour to help keep the Library open for students to use.  Time spent in the Library is eligible for the awarding of Community Service hours.

New student volunteers will be contacted during the second week of school to schedule an orientation session.

Returning student volunteers are requested to drop by the Library after collecting their timetable – on Tuesday September 6th – so that we may get the schedule up and running as soon as possible.

Welcome Back!

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Hard to believe that summer is almost over!  We’re gearing up for another great school year.

Starting today we’ll be posting once again on a regular basis.  Stay tuned.