Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 18th

2012-2013 South Carolina Book Award Winners!

March of Dimes Reading Champions

Last week, packets for the March of Dimes Reading Champions program were sent home. This is an educational program in which every student is a winner! Children read books to improve their reading skills while raising money for the March of Dimes mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. After completing the program, participating students will receive awards for their efforts.

Students receive medals during awards day ceremonies. Medals are based on the number of books a child reads.

  • 30 books - Gold medal
  • 20-29 books - Silver medal
  • 15-19 books - Bronze medal

Bonus: Every participating school will have a Caldecott Award winning book donated to the library!

Please encourage your child to participate in this program. Remember to mail in the registration card as soon as possible. Mail in the book list, sponsor list, and all money to the March of Dimes prior to April 10th. (No materials or money should be sent to the school.)

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Ms. Knight in the library.

Book of the Week: Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse by Rebecca Janni and Lynne Avril

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse, written by Rebecca Janni and illustrated by Lynne Avril, is the winner of the 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Every Cowgirl Needs a Horse is already a hit in the FSS Library. Any picture book with even a small mention of horses is sure to fly off the shelves, and this is no exception. Many of the young readers who visit the school library really do live around horses, so this appeals to them. Then again, since the main character does not end up with a “real” horse, the story could be a bit disappointing.

Students who love to pretend and have vivid imaginations will definitely enjoy this book. Students who are extremely literal, however, will question every single page. (But that’s fun sometimes.)

The illustrations in this book are extremely vibrant and engaging and will encourage readers–boys and girls alike–to find out if this cowgirl does indeed get her horse.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • March 19-20 - PASS writing test
  • March 25 - End of 3rd quarter
  • March 25-26 - IB visit
  • March 29 - Makeup day #2 (No school if day is not needed)
  • April 1-5 - Spring Break

IB Evaluation Visit

On March 25 & 26, we will have visitors in our building for our five year IB evaluation visit. We look forward to them visiting classrooms and meeting with parents, students, teachers, and district staff. The visiting team will provide us with feedback about how we are implementing the IB program as well as give us suggestions.

2013-2014 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees