Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 14, 2016

It's Book Fair Week!!!

Our Spring Book Fair is here! It is open through noon on Friday, March 18th.

Shopping hours:

  • Monday, March 14 - 8am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 15-Thursday, March 17 - 8am-3pm
  • Friday, March 18 - 8am-noon

Click here for featured titles and information about the Online Book Fair, which is open through March 24th.

The Book Fair accepts cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% tax is added to all purchases. Proceeds from the Book Fair benefit the FSS Library.

Battle of the Books Regionals this week!

The Battle of the Books Regional competition will be held at Bell's Crossing Elementary on Tuesday, March 15th, at 6pm. Team members should wear their BoB t-shirts to school on Tuesday and to the competition Tuesday night.

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: The Day the Crayons Quit

The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is the winner of the 2015-16 South Carolina Children's Book Award.

One day, when Duncan takes out his crayons to do some coloring, he finds a bunch of envelopes in his crayon box. It seems his crayons have quit! Why, you ask?

Well...Blue, Red, and Gray are overworked and tired. Purple wants Duncan to stop coloring outside of the lines. Beige pleads his case that he is not "light brown" or "dark tan," and he should get some of the work that is going to Brown. White and Pink are underused, and Black is only used to outline things. Green is pretty happy with his work, but he wants Duncan to decide if the sun is Yellow or Orange. (Those two are arguing about it and won't speak to each other anymore.) And Peach--poor, naked Peach--is upset that Duncan peeled his paper off.

So, what is Duncan to do? He wants to color, and he wants his crayons to be happy. Find out how the crayons get back to work when you read The Day the Crayons Quit, a charming book that is sure to make you laugh and may just spark some creativity!

The Day the Crayons Quit is a great book to share with anyone who loves to color...and who doesn't?! It would be an excellent gift for budding artists as well as art teachers. There's so much potential here for making students think and for encouraging creativity.

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:

  • March 11-18 - Spring Book Fair
  • March 14 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; PTA All Arts Night, 6pm
  • March 15 - Battle of the Books Regionals @ Bell's Crossing, 6pm
  • March 17 - Moe's Night
  • March 18 - Swamp Rabbits Spirit Night
  • March 21 - Spring Picture Day
  • March 22 - 2nd quarter reading logs due; BoB Finals @ Pelham Rd.
  • March 24 - Report cards
  • March 25 - Makeup day #3 (Schools and offices will be closed.)

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!

PTA Board Nominations

Our PTA is seeking nominations for PTA Board secretary and treasurer through March 25th. Forms can be found in our front office, on the website, or by contacting PTA at