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Breakout Edu. in the LUES Library

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

LUES Library lessons for November 7, 2017- November 14, 2017   celebrate our students who have been working hard in the library all academic quarter. They  have worked hard, earned their library points, and were able to celebrate with a Breakout Edu session!

To celebrate, all classes  have been working with the power of Breakout Edu., which brings the 4 Cs alive! Students solved a variety of clues in the LUES library Breakout game that required critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. The Breakout EDU is a unique collection of resettable locks, boxes, and items that  students used to play the library learning game, and solve problems found in the library setting.

Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked boxes.

We have had some exciting and interesting challenges, but have been able to Breakout of the LUES Library!


LUES Library Scholastic Book Fair

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

Thank you to all parents, teachers, volunteers, and students who made our LUES Library Scholastic Book Fair a great success! The book fair, which was from October 16 – October 20, 2017 and also Family Night October 18th from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  was an amazing literary event providing great books for our LUES Lions’ readers. Family Night was a fun filled evening in the Lafayette Upper Elementary library with many parents and terrific sales. A big thank you to all our volunteers who gave of their time and expertise in assisting with our students finding great books. Thank you to all of our parents for supporting your child’s teacher Classroom Wish List and purchasing books for your child’s teacher’s classroom library.  A great big “Thank you” to everyone for making our book fair a success. As a new librarian and my first year at Lafayette Upper Elementary School, I could not have asked for a nicer and warmer welcome to the LUES family and school community. I am already thinking about the next book fair and what fun, exciting events we will have! Thank you all. –Mrs. Shelly Ryan-Schrader, Library Media Specialist

LUES Library Scholastic Book Fair is Almost here! October 16- October 20, 2017!!

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information


Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair.
  • Book Fair dates: October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017.
  • Shopping hours: 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
  • Special activities: Family Night: October 18th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at Our Online Fair is available from October 11, 2017 to October 24, 2017. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our book fair.


Mrs. Shelly Ryan-Schrader

Library Media Specialist

Lafayette Upper Elementary School

Three Learning Lane

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 310-0029/Fax (540) 310-0671


LUES Library Happenings!

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

This year the LUES library will be celebrating International DOT Day in the library September 22-29th. International Dot day is a celebration of the book The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds, and the values it teaches, including “Everyone is creative,” and “Everyone can encourage and empower others to achieve.” These messages are foundations to our IB Learner Profile.

Lafayette Upper Elementary School Library Scholastic Book Fair October 16 – October 20, 2017

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information



The LUES Scholastic Book fair is coming soon.  Click on to the web site and checkout all of the information about our school book fair and our online book fair too!

Welcome to LUES Library

Author: Ryan-Schrader Shelly  //  Category: Information

My name is Shelly Ryan-Schrader and I am the new Lafayette Upper Elementary School Library Media Specialist.  I am so excited to be here and to be your new elementary school librarian.  I graduated in May 2017 from Longwood University with a Masters of Science in Library Media. This is my first year as a librarian and I look forward to bringing exciting and innovative library programs to your library.