Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of February 29, 2016
Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program
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.
Battle of the Books
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
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.
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.
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