Monday, November 28, 2011

ONE for Books!

Turning Dollars and Coins Into Books and Smiles!

"One for Books® provides an easy and effective way to unite the school community and provide more books for kids and teachers. All funds collected through One for Books are used to buy more books from the Book Fair. Funds can be used to:
  • Give more students a chance to participate in the Book Fair.
  • Add books to the school library.
  • Help teachers add more books to their classroom shelves.
  • Donate to another school or community organization that could use more books.
Each year, thousands of schools across the country participate in One for Books. Scholastic matches the monetary donations schools generate, with a donation of up to one million books to three national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kids and families in need: Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc., the Kids In Need Foundation, and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

By working together, we can help connect kids with more books than ever before."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

To the Book Fair and Beyond!

The whole school is excited about our sixth annual Scholastic Book Fair, starting on Monday, November 28th - Wednesday, November 30th. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event - Monday, November 28th at 6:00 p.m. - where the whole family can join in the fun! The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. See you there!

Proceeds from the Fair will be used to buy books for children’s charities, the school library, and to support activities of the school’s chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS), such as our annual author visit.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

thank·ful adj \ˈthaŋk-fəl\

What are you thankful for?

Image by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.

Monday, November 7, 2011

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