Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 21, 2016

The Battle of the Books team is going to Finals!

The Fork Shoals Battle of the Books team is going to Finals!

Last week, our BoB team competed in Regional competition at Bell's Crossing Elementary. After two rounds, our team advanced to the Finals. Fork Shoals is one of only eight teams in the entire district to advance.

BoB Finals will be held next Tuesday, March 22nd, at Pelham Road Elementary. Team members need to arrive by 5:45, and competition begins at 6pm.

BoB team members: We will have practice this Tuesday, 2:30-3:00. Remember to wear your t-shirts to the competition Tuesday evening and arrive on time.

3rd quarter reading logs are due!

Our 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge has now concluded. All reading logs MUST be turned in to the library by this Tuesday, March 22nd. No late reading logs will be accepted.

Reading logs for the 4th quarter will be sent home this week.

The Online Book Fair is still open!

Thanks to everyone who visited our Spring Book Fair!

If you couldn't make it to the Book Fair or would like to keep shopping, Our Online Book Fair is open through this Thursday, March 24th. All orders ship free to the school!

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Book of the Week: Half a Chance

Lucy and her family have just moved to a lake house in New Hampshire. Almost immediately, Lucy’s dad, a famous photographer, jets off on a job, leaving Lucy and her mom with the tasks of unpacking and getting to know their new surroundings.

Before Lucy’s father leaves for his trip, he inadvertently gives Lucy both a chance to explore her new home and a way to find out if her photos are really good. Dear old dad is judging a kids’ photo contest–a scavenger hunt of sorts–and Lucy sees this as her chance to prove herself to her father.

Lucy looks for potential photo subjects everywhere, including next door. It is there that she meets Nate, a boy who visits the lake with his family each summer. Nate decides to help Lucy with her photo project and, in the process, introduces her to some of the best parts of her new home. They look for loons and their chicks (and try to figure out a way to protect them), they climb a mountain, and they work together to get the perfect photos for Lucy’s contest.

But one day, in Lucy’s quest for a great photograph, she snaps a shot that reveals more than Nate is ready to see. In it, Nate’s Grandma Lilah looks scared and lost, and her deteriorating memory is right there for everyone to see. Nate doesn’t want Lucy to use the photo in her contest, but Lucy knows that this particular picture is powerful, shows great emotion, and truly captures what Lilah is going through. How can she not use it?

As the summer winds down, Lucy must decide what to do about the contest. Should she enter the photo of Grandma Lilah even though it could damage her friendship with Nate? Should she enter the contest at all, knowing that she could be disqualified for being the daughter of the judge? Will her father ever take her seriously as a photographer? Answer these questions and many more when you read Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord.

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 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.)
  • March 28-April 1 - Spring Break (Schools and offices will be closed.)
  • April 7 - Fork Shoals School Historical Marker Dedication, 9am
  • April 10-15 - National Library Week
  • April 11 - SIC meeting, 7:30am

Spring Spectacular

We are looking forward to the Spring Spectacular on Friday, April 29th, from 4-8pm. Watch class folders, emails, the school website, and the school Facebook page for details. Volunteers are needed for each of the games. Sign up for a time using Sign Up Genius. The Sign Up Genius is also on our website. It will be a fun time for all!

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