Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 7, 2016

The Spring Book Fair begins this Friday!

Get ready for our Spring Book Fair! The Book Fair opens on Friday, March 11th, and goes through Friday, March 18th.

Shopping hours:

  • Friday, March 11 - 8am-3pm
  • Monday, March 14 - 8am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 15-Thursday, March 17 - 8am-3pm
  • Friday, March 18 - 8am-noon

Click here for featured titles and information about the Online Book Fair, which is open March 6th-24th.

The Book Fair accepts cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% tax is added to all purchases. Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit the FSS Library.

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Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books team is gearing up for our regional competition! All BoB team members should have read all ten books by now.

Our remaining practice dates are:

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 2:30-3:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 9th, 7:30-7:55am
  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2:30-3:00pm (Location to be determined.)
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2:30-3:00pm

The BoB Regional competition will be held at Bell's Crossing Elementary on Tuesday, March 15th, at 6pm. BoB Finals will be on Tuesday, March 22nd, 6pm, at Pelham Road Elementary.

3rd Quarter Reading Challenge

All Fork Shoals students have received their reading logs for the 3rd quarter. Students should read as many pages as possible between now and March 18th. Reading logs MUST be turned in no later than Tuesday, March 22nd. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.

List books (with page numbers) as you complete them. Add your total number of pages read during the 2nd quarter. Please print clearly and total your pages at the end. If you need extra reading logs, click here.
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Book of the Week: A Snicker of Magic

Felicity Pickle is a word collector. She sees words floating in the air, hovering around people’s heads, and zipping all around. She writes the words in her special blue book, and she carries the book with her everywhere. That includes Midnight Gulch, Tennessee.

Midnight Gulch, her mom’s hometown, is the Pickle family’s latest stop. Felicity’s mom has a wandering spirit, but Felicity is eager to call someplace home, and it seems like Midnight Gulch may just be the home she’s always wanted.

It is here that Felicity meets Jonah, a special boy who immediately becomes her best friend. Together, they learn about the magic that once existed in Midnight Gulch, and they try to figure out just how to bring that magic back.

Felicity soon discovers that the magic of Midnight Gulch is connected to her own family…and a mysterious curse that may be responsible for her mom’s wandering ways. If Felicity can figure out a way to break the curse, using the small snicker of magic still left in this small town, maybe she can finally have the home she’s always wanted.

But can Felicity overcome her own fears and break a curse that’s held Midnight Gulch in its grips for a century? Does she truly have the power–and the words–to make this place truly magical once again? Find out when you read A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd!

Knight Reader Junior

Explore books for the elementary school crowd!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • March 1-24 - Spring MAP window
  • March 8 - Chick-fil-A Night
  • March 11 - Spirit Day
  • March 11-18 - Spring Book Fair
  • March 13 - Daylight Savings begins
  • March 14 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; PTA All Arts Night, 6pm
  • March 15 - Battle of the Books Regionals @ Bell's Crossing, 6pm
  • March 17 - Moe's Night
  • March 18 - Swamp Rabbits Spirit Night

Hats Off to Music Day

March is Music in Schools Month. We are celebrating our music program by having a Hats Off to Music Day on Friday, March 11th. Bring $1.00 to wear a hat in school this day. Proceeds will benefit our music department.

All Arts Night

Join us as we celebrate the arts on Monday, March 14th! A brief PTA meeting will begin at 6:00 PM. Beginning at 6:15, walk around to experience some of the arts at our school. Every student will have a piece of artwork displayed. There will also be a Spanish activity in the art room, dancing in the gym, and recorder and drumming presentations by our students!

Swamp Rabbits Spirit Night

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 18th, for Fork Shoals Spirit Night at the Swamp Rabbits hockey game! Special sections will be reserved for Fork Shoals and a portion of the proceeds will come back to our school. A flyer and order form will come home. There will be three ways to order tickets: online, order form, or in the carline on March 16th. Be ready to show your school spirit on this fun night and wear your school t-shirt!