Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of January 11, 2016

The 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge is almost over!

The 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge comes to a close on Thursday, January 14th. Reading logs MUST be turned in no later than Wednesday, January 20th. 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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Battle of the Books practices

The Battle of the Books team will have practices on Tuesdays after school from 2:30 until 3:00, and Wednesday mornings before school from 7:30 -7:55. Team members can attend one or both practices each week.


All BoB team members should have read at least 5 of the books for competition by now. All 10 books should be read by mid-February.


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.

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Book of the Week: Rump

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff is a nominee for the 15-16 South Carolina Children's Book Award.


If a person’s name is his/her destiny, what is a kid supposed to do with a name like Rump? Young Rump knows there’s more to his name, but his mother died before revealing that little tidbit to anyone…so he’s known simply as Rump. This twelve-year-old boy, slight for his age, is a target for the town bullies, and he worries that his life will always be working to find gold in the mines and trading the greedy miller for whatever scraps of food he can get. But all that changes when he happens upon his mother’s old spinning wheel…


As luck would have it, Rump has inherited his mother’s ability to spin straw into gold, but using such powerful magic comes with a price. And for Rump, the price is a seemingly unbreakable curse. A curse that leads to a horrible bargain with the miller’s daughter. A curse that drives Rump from his home. A curse that he’ll do just about anything to break.


Rump goes on a quest to escape his wretched curse. Along the way, he encounters trolls (seriously misunderstood creatures), loads of pixies, a tree full of poison apples, and a family he never knew he had. He begins to realize just what his ability means and what it will take from him if he can’t get out of the magical, tangled rumpel he’s in.


And, wonder of wonders, there might just be a way out of this mess, but will Rump find what he needs–his true name–before it’s too late? Will this boy finally be the master of his own destiny, or is he doomed to be just Rump forever? Find out when you read Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff!

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Explore books for the elementary school crowd!

Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?

Every year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians nominates twenty books for four different Book Award levels: Picture, Children's, Junior, and Young Adult. Fork Shoals participates in both the Picture and Children's Book Award programs. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite in February!


Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • January 11 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; Makerspace Monday
  • January 12 - Chick-fil-A Night
  • January 14 - End of 2nd quarter
  • January 15 - Teacher workday
  • January 18 - MLK Day (All schools and offices closed.)
  • January 20 - 2nd quarter reading logs due
  • January 22 - Report cards
  • January 25 - Family Math, Science, & Technology Night
  • January 29 - Spirit Day

Yearbook Preorders

Be sure to pre-order your yearbook by January 22nd. Forms have been sent home and can be found on our website. Yearbooks will be in ALL COLOR and cost $17.00. There will only be a limited number of extras in the spring, so order yours by January 22nd!

Kindergarten/1st Grade Registration

Registration for kindergarten and first grade in Greenville County Schools will be held Monday – Thursday, January 11-14, 2015. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, must enroll in public or private kindergarten, unless the parent or legal guardian signs a waiver. Any child who will be six years old on or before September 1, 2016, must enroll in first grade. Visit your Greenville County public school January 11-14 to register.