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Free Ebooks for elementary:

Our generous vendors have given APS thousands of free multi-use Ebooks in English and Spanish until summer. Multi-use means that several students can have these Ebooks open at the same time, and they are great for the distance classroom! 

6 Fantastic Websites for Free Ebooks

Capstone Interactive Ebooks

English and some Spanish

Features: Text highlighting and read-aloud

Unlimited use, no password required

TumbleBook Library:

English, some Spanish, some French

Features: animated talking picture books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles. Includes ebooks by popular authors like Kate DiCamillo, Doreen Cronin, Robert Munsch, and others.

Unlimited use, no password required

Tumble Math:

A comprehensive collection of math picture books, complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

Note: there is a tab on the page called “How to Use”. The “How to Use” page has information on how to use Tumble Math books in the classroom and at home.

Unlimited use, no password required


Select school and then use APS logon credentials.

English, some Spanish

Fiction and non-fiction ebooks

Mackin has given us thousands more ebooks until September 2020 and we are in the process of adding them. Some are multi-use unlimited and some are not. We will send out more information on how to find the multi-use ebooks.

Mackin has a lot of distance learning resources and tutorials on how to use MackVIA.

Follett Lightbox:

Location : Any Location ; School: Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL ; click "Log in" in the upper right screen ; username: guest ; password: follett

English, some Spanish, a few Arabic ebooks

*Works better with Chrome

Features: Interactive ebooks, multi-use

Lightbox Instructional videos

Gale Virtual Reference Library:

Username: aps, password: cactus


Nonfiction ebooks

Note: these ebooks are good for older computers that cannot handle Flash or interactive ebooks.

GOK Weekly News


Week of March 13, 2023

Cindy Gaillour GOK Principal


Cindy Gaillour, Principal,

Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary 

Hello Georgia O'Keeffe Families,

Please take a moment to complete our school’s Quality of Education and Family Engagement Survey 2023. Your answers will be used to make sure we are doing our best to support our students to learn. Please only respond once per student. Thank you.

Quality of Education and Family Engagement Survey

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Cindy Gaillour


Please Help Us Spread the Word about our Kindergarten Roundup!

Kindergarten Roundup April 6, 2023, 5 30-7 30pm

Read-A-Thon News From Mrs. Huggins and The GOK FOL

Dear O'Keeffe Families,

The results for the Read-A-Thon fundraiser this year is astounding! We surpassed our goals by over $10,000 and broke our record for the previous years. We are so thankful to you, your families, and your friends who supported the library with your donations. After service fees, our library will receive $24,254!

In addition, our BIBLIOMANIACS read 175,198 minutes over a 9 day period! That works out as 2920 hours or 121.6 days of reading.

Words cannot express how grateful we are for your support of the library and your encouragement for all of the reading that happened in (and around) your homes.

Big Thanks for all you raised and read!  You raised  24,254 and read 175,198 minutes



School Gardens Project Day - Come one come all!

Our school is building a monarch butterfly garden in the area behind the kindergarten wing and we need strong bodies to help us move the soil.

If you are available on Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 a.m., bring your shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes and we'll move 10 yards of soil in a jiffy! Make it a family event and bring your students along to help out.

We will also be making improvements to our current garden beds in the courtyard and adding soil to those areas as well.

If you you are able to help or have any questions, please email Mrs. Huggins at

Thanks to Mrs. Grainger for heading up this project!!!

From The GOK FOL

Parents of 5th graders,

Before your student moves on to middle school, there is one more chance to leave a legacy of love at GOK by joining the Friends of the Library! For a $100 donation, the FOL Pulitzer membership allows you to dedicate a brick that goes in the brick pathway outside of the cafeteria. You choose what to inscribe on the brick! (Length restrictive) This will give your family a wonderful, permanent memory at GOK.

Are you already a FOL member? You can upgrade your membership to FOL Pulitzer status to have a brick dedicated to your student. Fairytale membership upgrade is $90, Alumni membership upgrade is $80, and Classics membership upgrade is $75 . If you're not sure of your current FOL membership status, please email Rebecca Struve at if you joined as a Pulitzer Member earlier in the school year, confirmation of your brick order will be emailed to you soon).

For those interested in a Legacy brick, please fill out and submit this 5th Grade Legacy Brick Donation Form.  The deadline is Sunday, March 26th!

Then, pay your membership donation through our GOK FOL PayPal Account.   Or you can send in your donation check (payable to GOK FOL) to the school in care of FOL. Payment must be received by Monday, March 27th.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Struve at

PTA Information from our PTA President, Kelly Mitchell

Join the PTA

Check the PTA Website for updated information.

Annual Support Drive Donation

Repeat but Relevant Information Below!
It’s never too early to buy your 2022-2023 GOK yearbook!

You’ll want to remember the adventure of the school year!

Don’t forget to upload pictures into the community content folders for events like Color Run, Spooky Story Night, and more!

Follow the GOK Yearbook to get started!

Upcoming Dates

Important Dates






  • March 16-17 - Parent Conferences - No School
  • March 20-24 - Spring Break - No School
  • April 4 - All Pro Dads 6:45 am in Cafeteria
  • April 6 - Kindergarten Round-Up
  • April 7-10 - Vernal Holiday - No School
  • May 2 - All Pro Dads 6:45 am in Cafeteria
  • May 1-5 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 5 - Spring Fest
  • May 11 - Family Science Night
  • May 12 - EHS Grad Walk at GOK
  • May 19 - 5th Grade Pool Party
  • May 24 - 5th Grade Clap Out and Field Day
  • May 25 - Last Day of School