Welcome To Dr. Probe's Learning Commons!
Our learning commons is an amazing space that is always buzzing with life! This space contains a computer lab, our speech & early literacy support, our CARE team and of course the library. Mrs. Foster is the Learning Commons Facilitator.
Below you will find links to free digital resources that Lethbridge School Disctict 51 subscribes to. For password information please contact Mrs. Foster: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TumbleBooks offers digital & audio picture books, novels, non fiction as well as fun puzzles & games!
Learn Alberta is an amazing resource that features an online reference centre which provides free access to great tools such as Scholastic digital books, Britannica, National Geographic, and so much more!
Dr. Probe Library Book Exchange & Policies
Students visit the Learning Commons one period per week with their class for book exchange. Students can borrow 1-3 books depending on their grade level - often one of these books are kept in their classroom book box and any others can be taken home. Books are loaned out for 1 week, but students have the option to renew their book for an additional week. Renewal books do need to be brought back each week to be renewed.
Replacement fees are collected for lost and damaged books. Dr. Probe Elementary is a cashless school and these fees are collected via School Cash Online. You will receive an email notice describing the reason for the fee and can pay for this online.
Students who have forgotten their book lose some or all borrowing privileges for that week. A reminder slip will be sent with them to return their book as soon as possible. There are no "overdue fines" for late books. If three notices go home and the book is still not returned it will be considered lost.
Lost and Damaged Books
3 reminder notices are sent home with children before a book is deemed lost. If lost books are found in the same school year after a payment has been made a refund will be issued via School Cash Online.
Normal wear and tear of library books is to be expected. However, books with missing pages, water damage, torn covers and excessive marking or staining are removed from circulation and a replacement fine is assessed.