Note from Ms. Pat on End-of-Year Library Returns

All library books are due as a requisite to participating in Field Day. 

  • 2nd through 5th grade students will be held accountable for missing books. Developmentally, they are ready for this responsibility. Hardback books must be paid for. (Checks should be made out to McDonald International School.) If the book a student is missing is a paperback book, students can either pay for the book or substitute for it a paperback book in excellent condition (and one students would like to read.)
  • K and 1st students: While we definitely want books back, the students will not be held accountable for missing books. They will be able to participate in field day whether or not they have returned their books.

Before you pay for a book, make sure that your child has actually looked for it at home, in their classroom or on the shelves in the library.  It is entirely possible that whoever was doing check in thought they were scanning a book barcode when they were not.  Paying for a book should be a last resort since issuing a refund is a very complex process and our secretaries have so many other things to do at the end of the school year.

McDonald International parents often return our books to the Seattle Public Library.  SPL always returns these books but sometimes it takes a while.  If you think this has happened, please let me know so I can make a note of it.

Please email me with any concerns.

Thank you! Arrigato! Muchase Gracias!

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