Mrs. Connie Buford

Librarian/7th Grade Religion
Welcome to the library and the 2017-18 school year! This is my first year as librarian, grades 3 - 8, and NDV is fortunate to have Ms. Jennifer Carr return this year as the primary librarian for grades K, 1 and 2.

What's Happening in Library

Choosing the Right Book for Your Child

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In the week of November, at your Parent/Teacher Conference, your child’s teacher will share the Star Testing results from September.  The sheet will reflect your child’s Lexile Reading Level, a numeric  representation of your child’s reading ability or text’s readability (level of difficulty).  The following site is a resource for you to check to see if your child is reading appropriate books for his/her level.

The Lexile Framework for Reading – Lexile

Scholastic Books also gives Lexile Levels for books on their site.

Common Sense Media is also a good resource reviewing books for age appropriateness, discussion questions, etc.

Library News

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I’m looking forward to the new year and lots of exciting things happening in the NDV library!  Many of our old traditions will continue such as The Birthday Book Program, Children’s Book Donation Drive, author visits, and of course The Book Faire sponsored by the NDVPA!  There will be additional activities in the library including book talks, book campaigns and commercials, learning about reliable sites and credible resources for middle school, Library Club, and Book Clubs.

In the Primary library, Kindergarten, first, and second grade will listen to stories every week, learn how to navigate the library, and check out books!


You’re never too old,

too wacky, too wild,

to pick up a book

and read to a child.”

Dr. Seuss



World Book Online: Gr. 1-5

Students and parents can access the online database by going to  Login ID: ndvhome  Password: bonjour

San Francisco Public Library Database:

*Middle School Students:  Please have your SF Public Library card number to access their library database.  Go to if you still need a card.  It's fast and easy to apply online.

The Lexile Framework for Reading  -


Birthday Book Program

One way our school community helps add new books to our library collection is through the Birthday Book Program.  On or around a student's birthday, they will receive a birthday bookmark in the Wednesday envelope.  Families interested in participating can donate the approximate cost of a new, hardcover book.  Students then choose from a selection of new, award-winning books, and a special sticker with the student's name and birthday will be placed in the chosen book.  This birthday book will join the library collection and be enjoyed by NDV students for many years to come!

7th Grade Religion


Text: We Live Our Faith As Disciples of Jesus    (

Focus: Jesus' life; his teachings; the sacraments he instituted

Unit 1: Who is God? (The Creed and Divine Revelation)

Unit 2: Who is Jesus? (Jesus in the Gospels and through Church teaching)

Unit 3: How is Jesus Christ Alive in the Church Today?

(The Sacraments and Liturgy)

Unit 4: How Does the Church Live as the Body of Christ?

(Catholic Social Doctrine and Vocations)

Prayers:  Nicene Creed; Lectio Divina; Christian Meditation; Leading simple prayer celebrations