Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of February 17, 2015

Save the Dates: Our Spring Book Fair is coming soon!

Our Spring Book Fair is coming soon! The fun will begin on Friday, February 27th, and will last through Friday, March 6th. We'll also be open before and during All Arts Night on Monday, March 2nd, and following our Walk at School event on Wednesday, March 4th. Make plans to visit this exciting celebration of reading!

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

Forms have been sent home for the Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program. This can be done along with our school Quarterly Reading Challenge. Reading All-Stars forms will be due to Ms. Knight on or before March 6th.


All students who turn in the form will receive a voucher for the Greenville Drive celebration game on Monday, April 13th. Let's plan to have a huge turnout for Fork Shoals School by showing our love of reading!

3rd Quarter Reading Challenge

Our 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun! Your goal is to read as much as possible between now and March 24th. Reading logs have been sent home, and extras will be available in the library or here.


All reading logs will be due no later than Friday, March 27th (our last day before Spring Break)! After Spring Break, prizes will be awarded to the top readers in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.


Remember to list books completed with page numbers. An adult must sign by each book completed, and all pages must be totaled at the end.

Book of the Week: Fifty Cents and a Dream

Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington, written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by Bryan Collier, is nominated for the 14-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Fifty Cents and a Dream is an inspiring story about a young Booker T. Washington. It introduces young readers to this important figure, his early life as a slave, a worker in salt mines, his first days in school, and, eventually, a young man who journeys hundreds of miles just for the chance to go to college. He finally arrives--with only fifty cents in his pocket. Even then, he must work day and night to make his dream a reality.

This book shines a light on the power of words, dreams, and persistence. Booker T. Washington never gave up on his dreams of becoming an educated man, even when it would have been easier to quit. He persevered and became not only a college graduate but also a writer, professor, and leader. He founded the Tuskegee Institute and paved the way for many young men and women who would come after him.

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Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

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Dates to Remember:

  • February 17-20 - Engineering Week
  • February 19 - Progress reports
  • February 27 - Spirit Day; Fresh Fruit Friday; Opening day of Book Fair
  • February 27-March 6 - Spring Book Fair
  • March 2 - All Arts Night
  • March 4 - Walk at School Day
  • March 5 - Moe's Spirit Night
  • March 9 - Makeup day #1
  • March 10 - Battle of the Books regional competition

Labels for Education and Box Tops

Turn in your Labels for Education and Box Tops by Wednesday, February 18th, for our next count. Which classes will have the most this time?

PTA All Arts Night

Join us as we celebrate the arts! A brief PTA meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Beginning at 6:45, walk around to experience some of the arts at our school. Every student will have a piece of artwork displayed. There will also be art activities in the art room, Zumba in the gym, and recorder presentations by students. The Book Fair will also be open until 7:30.

Black History Month

Students are encouraged to take action and research famous African Americans and their inventions and/or accomplishments during the month of February in honor of Black History Month. These projects will be displayed in the cafeteria for all to see.