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Friday, October 23, 2015

Middle School Book Fair Info

Reading for pleasure, inside and outside of school, has real and long-lasting benefits. It 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, magazines, or newspapers in your home.
·      Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
Book Fair Dates & Shopping Hours at School:
         October 26–30 from 7:30am-3:00pm
         October 27 from 4:00pm-8:00pm (coincides with the concerts)

Shop Online October 22 – November 4: If you are unable to attend the Fair in person or just want the convenience of shopping at your leisure, we invite you to shop our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our online Fair is available from October 22-November 4. Items will be shipped to the school for FREE and delivered to classrooms after Nov 4.

Classroom Wish Lists: Most educators believe that a rich, supportive literacy environment is critical to a student’s reading success. The best way to create this type of environment is for every classroom in the school to have a well-stocked classroom library. Teachers will once again have the opportunity to create wish lists of books for families to donate to their classroom libraries. You can find these books at the book fair from Oct 26-30. Our teachers say a big “thank you” in advance for your support.

Student Contests: We are running a few contests and activities for students to win items from the book fair. First, we have locker lottery where a random student from each grade is chosen each day of the book fair. These students receive a free book at the book fair. Second we have a coloring contest which is open to all students. Students should pick up, color, and return the official coloring sheet to the library by Oct 28. One winner will be chosen from each grade level and will receive a book from the book fair. Lastly, we are running a pencil pull. For each book a student purchases form the book fair they will get to pull a pencil out of our zombie head display. Pencils with red dots get the students $2 to spend at the fair and blue dots get them $10 to spend at the fair. And though students won't win anything, we are having crazy hair day on Friday, October 30 to finish out the week.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!
Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 

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