My heart aches as I write this, but there was a fire at our elementary school early this morning. Damage was contained and no one was injured, which we are all thankfull for. However, the damage was contained to the library. I haven't seen the library yet, so am hopefull that all the books aren't irreparable. Sources say we will be allowed to survey the damage later this week, and by then will have a better idea of how to move forward.
I'd like to thank everyone in the community and the students at the other buildings for the outpouring of support. There were several mentions of book drives, donations, and fundraisers. For right now we are holding all that in reserve (except for one thing) as we get a complete picture of the damage and the road forward.
The one exception for fundraising has to do with the upcoming middle school book fair. We will be having jars set up during the book fair for students, parents, and community memebers to make cash donations with funds being used to restore the library (furniture, books, or other we don't know what yet). The program is part of Scholastics All for Books. Click HERE for information about the book fair.
If you have any questions about the library, please email me at aolson[@]scc.k12.wi.us.