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Teacher Appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to recognize and honor all our outstanding teachers who are the heart and soul of education. Thank you, teachers, for working hard each and every day to elevate our students to become successful in school and beyond. We celebrate you today and every day!

One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Find Good Books to Read

    Looking for a new book to read? Here are some places to look for ideas of award-winning books.

    Caldecott Medal

    Awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

    The Coretta Scott King Book Awards

    Awarded to African American authors and illustrators for distinguished work.

    Newbery Medal

    Awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

    The Otter Award

    Awarded for the best chapter books for readers transitioning to chapter books.

    Pacific Northwest Young Reader's Choice Award

    Students in grades 4-6 living in the Pacific Northwest may vote for their favorite book and see all of the previous winners.

    Sasquatch Reading Award

    Students in grades 4-8 in the state of Washington may vote for their favorite chapter book each year from a list of nominees.

    Washington Children's Choice

    Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

    Students in grades K-3 in the state of Washington may vote for their favorite picture book each year.