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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 January 23, 2023

Cindy Gaillour GOK Principal


Cindy Gaillour, Principal,

Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary 

Hello Georgia O'Keeffe Families,

A couple of reminders as we progress into the 2nd semester of the 2022-2023 School year:

Please make sure to write your child's name inside their jackets, lunch boxes, on water bottles, etc. We consistently have items in the GOK lost and found without names. We will do our best to get lost items, that have names on them, back to students! ;0)

Also, please review the GOK 5 Rules with your child:

Georgia O’Keeffe’s 5 Rules

1. I will respect myself and others.

2. I will keep my hands, feet, and hurtful comments to myself.

3. I will take care of school property and school equipment.

4. I will not bully, and I will report bullying to an adult.

5. I will behave in a way that allows everybody to learn.

Cindy Gaillour

Thank You GOK Community

The Child Life Team at PHS would like to thank the GOK community for the generous LEGO donation made in Pronoy Bhattacharya's name.

Thank you GOK Community for lego donation

News from the GOK Library - J. Scott Savage Author Visit for grades 3 and 4

Dear Families,

The library has the wonderful opportunity to host author J. Scott Savage on his book tour through the southwest. He will be speaking with our 3rd and 4th graders on Friday, Feb. 10 about his books and what it is like to be an author.

I have introduced the students to some of his books and they seem genuinely excited to meet a real author! His current collections of books for students are fantasy, horror, and mystery. His newest title being released in March starts an adventure series called Graysen Foxx.

If you would like to purchase any J.Scott Savage books, please see the flyer below and use the QR code to access the site for ordering. He will sign all books upon his return on March 10 at an author signing event at GOK.

Annie Huggins

Library Media Specialist

Bookworks J. Scott Savage, author order form

News from Mrs. Anderson in Makerspace Lab


Our 3D printer in Makerspace needs a piece replaced and I am looking for someone who may be able to help me fix it. We have the Ender 5 Pro and several students have said they have the same one at home. If you are someone who is familiar with the Ender 5 Pro and think you may be able to help, stop in at any time! Specifically, the feeder wheel needs to be replaced, however our stepper motor is one of the newer ones (the 42-40 model) which has the feeder wheel fused to the shaft that it sits on. I am wondering if I will need to order a whole new stepper motor or if the shaft and feeder are removable. Unfortunately, the customer service at creality is on vacation until January 28th, so if you think you can help us resolve it before that, please let me know!

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!

GOK Talent Show on 2-17-2023

PTA Information from our PTA President, Kelly Mitchell

PTA News Here!

Please consider supporting our Ram Recognition Student Store! Our students earn Ram Bucks from the staff for demonstrating positive behavior and contributing positively to our community. Students have an opportunity to visit the store 2 times each month to purchase rewards with their Ram Bucks. Our store is 100% parent run. Sign up for a 30 minute shift at the Ram Recognition Student Store!

Dine Out at BJ's on January 26th- see the flyer at

Upcoming Dates

Important Dates






  • January 26 - Dine Out @ BJ's
  • February 2 - Spring Class and Group Photos
  • February 3 - Ram Rec Student Store is open (1-5th grade) and selling Kindness Grams
  • February 4 - A Jungle Book Musical by GOK theatre club, 2pm and 4pm FREE admission!
  • February 7 All Pro Dads 6:45 am in Cafeteria
  • February 14 - Kindness Grams delivered in class
  • February 17 - GOK Talent Show
  • February 20 - Presidents' Day - No School
  • March 7 All Pro Dads 6:45 am in Cafeteria
  • 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 7-10 - Vernal Holiday - No School
  • April 28 - Spring Fling
  • May 2 - All Pro Dads 6:45 am in Cafeteria
  • May 25 - Last Day of School