Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of February 29, 2016

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program

All Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars forms are due in the library by this Friday, March 4th. No late forms will be accepted. If you've misplaced your form, you can pick up an extra in the library.

All students who complete this program qualify as a Reading All-Star and are eligible to receive free admission to the Reading All-Star Celebration Game on April 11th. Other incentives include a free t-shirt and book, recognition on the DriveVision, a parade around the outfield warning track, and a chance to throw the first pitch.

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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 1st, 2:30-3:00pm
  • 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: Clara and Davie

Clara and Davie by Patricia Polacco is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award. This moving book tells readers of the early life of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross.

Clara, the youngest of five children, had a very special bond with her brother, Davie. Davie encouraged Clara to be herself, he listened to her troubles, and he was always there for her. Even when others called Clara lazy or stupid because of her lisp, Davie looked for ways to make his little sister happy.

As Clara grew into a young woman, it became clear to all that she had a way with nature and healing. She loved working with flowers and spending time with animals, but her true gift was healing. She tended to animals and humans alike…and she was soon tasked with caring for her beloved brother, Davie.

Just as Davie supported her through difficult times, Clara was determined to help him during his troubles. She did everything she could to nurse him back to health, and her care worked wonders.

Clara Barton not only helped her brother to walk again, but, with his support and her own desire to help others, she also went on to become one of the greatest and most beloved medical practitioners in history.

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:

  • February 29-March 4 - Staff Appreciation Week
  • March 1-24 - Spring MAP window
  • March 2 - Walk At School Day
  • March 4 - Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars forms due
  • March 11 - Spirit Day
  • March 11-18 - Spring Book Fair

Walk at School Day

Our Safety Patrols will be sponsoring a Walk At School Day on Wednesday, March 2nd. Parents are invited to come and walk around the track with your child for 15 minutes after their lunch time. A flyer will be coming home this week.

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!