Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 9, 2015

The Book Fair wraps up on Tuesday!

Our Spring Book Fair has been extended until this Tuesday, March 10th, at 11am. Make sure to get your shopping done within the next couple of days!


If you can't make it out to the Book Fair--or just want to shop from the comfort of your own home--visit our Online Book Fair, open until March 14. There's an expanded selection, and all orders ship free to the school.


*We accept cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% tax is added to all purchases.*

Battle of the Books

The Battle of the Books team competes in district regionals on Tuesday evening. The competition is at Bell's Crossing Elementary, and the event begins at 6:45pm. Team members' teachers, families, and friends are invited to come out and support Fork Shoals' very first Battle of the Books team.


Our team of 4th and 5th grade students will compete against other elementary schools in the county to see who knows our selected books the best. Team members have read ten books, and they have been quizzing each other on the books during weekly practices since January.


The 2015 Fork Shoals Battle of the Books team members are:


  • Mia Wills
  • Valerie Nicholson
  • Vanessa Nicholson
  • Julian Parry
  • Grayson Shirley
  • Bailey Beck
  • Delaney Smith
  • Kinsley Nicholson
  • Gabby Bowles
  • Savannah Bowles


Team members should be at Bell's Crossing at 6:15 for registration. Regional competition rounds begin at 6:45. Each team will play two rounds. If the team wins both rounds, they will move on to Battle of the Books finals on Thursday, March 26th.

3rd Quarter Reading Challenge

Our 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge is underway! Your goal is to read as much as possible between now and the end of Spring Break. Reading logs have been sent home, and extras are available in the library or here.


All reading logs will be due no later than Tuesday, April 7th. (This is a new due date. This reading challenge has been extended due to missed days for winter weather.) 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: Z is for Moose

Z is for Moose, written by Kelly Bingham and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky, is a nominee for the 14-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Z is for Moose is a funny book that is ideal for any young reader who is learning the alphabet or likes picture books with lots of silliness.

Zebra is trying to put on a production of the alphabet. Moose, though, is impatient for his turn. He interrupts other letters wondering if it's his turn yet, and when he finally gets ready for his big moment with the letter M, he discovers that Zebra has given his spot to a mouse.

Moose is not happy about being replaced, so he goes on a bit of a rampage. He takes over the alphabet and throws everything into a tizzy. Eventually, Zebra gets things back in order. He realizes, however, that he's hurt Moose's feelings, and there's only one way to make things right.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • March 9-10 - Spring Book Fair
  • March 9 - Makeup day #1 (School WILL be in session!)
  • March 10 - Battle of the Books regional competition; Chick-Fil-A Night
  • March 11-13 - Ms. Knight to SCASL Conference
  • March 13 - Spirit Day
  • March 16 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • March 18 - Walk at School Day, 7:15-7:45am
  • March 20 - Hats Off to Music Day
  • March 23 - Spring pictures

District Announces Make-Up Days

The three makeup days, March 9, April 6 and June 5, become student attendance days. A decision about the fourth missed day (and any additional days if needed) will be made later this year. Please note that legislation in previous years forgave missed days beyond the three required by law.