Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of September 30th

It's Book Fair Week!

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair.


Book Fair Dates: Monday, September 30-Friday, October 4, 2013

Shopping Hours:

· September 30 – 8am-6:30pm

· October 1-3 – 8am-3pm

· October 4 – 8-11am


If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week, be sure to visit the Book Fair online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/forkshoalselemsch. Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from September 21st to October 11th.


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

Saturday is Star Wars Reads Day!

Can't get enough Star Wars? Come celebrate Star Wars Reads Day at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, October 5th, from 12-2pm. There will be a Star Wars story time, a costume contest, and other activities, plus Star Wars-themed refreshments. And if you show up in costume, you'll get 10% off your purchase of any in-stock merchandise! May the Force be with you!


For more information, contact Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540 or at info@fiction-addiction.com.

Greenville Reading Warriors Program

It's time for the Greenville Road Warriors 2013 Reading Warriors Program! To participate in this "Six for Sticks Challenge," students need to read six grade appropriate books. (They can count books they're already reading for the school reading challenge.) In exchange, they'll receive one complimentary ticket voucher for the Reading Warriors Game Night Event!



Each participating student will use a reading log to keep track of their success. Upon completion, the reading log should be returned to Ms. Knight in the library by October 31st.


Students are also encouraged to take part in a book drive on the night of the celebration game. If they bring five or more children's books to donate, they'll receive a buy one get one free ticket voucher. Donated books will be given to the "Friends of the Library" and sold and their annual book sale. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Greenville County Library System.


Teacher incentive: If 50% of a class completes this reading program, the teacher will be rewarded with a free ticket to the Reading Warriors Game Night Event!

Reading Challenge update

This nine weeks, students will have the option to read 30 books OR 500 pages. (It may be difficult for older students to read 30 books and still challenge themselves to read "meatier" fare.) Next quarter, K5-2nd grade students will still try to read 30 books (or more), and 3rd-5th grade students will have a quarterly goal of 500 pages.


To print a copy of this quarter's reading challenge sheet, go to http://forkshoalsreads.blog.greenville.k12.sc.us/files/2013/08/1st_quarter_book_challenge.pdf.

Book of the Week: Chloe and the Lion

Chloe and the Lion is a nominee for the 13-14 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Chloe and the Lion is not your ordinary children's picture book. This laugh-out-loud romp is probably more fun for adult readers than it is for kids. (Even the "about the author" section on the back flap is funny.) The book invites readers into the world of actually creating a story and the many ups and downs, twists and turns that may go with it.

Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Adam Rex have created something truly spectacular in this book. The words and pictures--though often at war (in a hilarious way, of course)--mesh together seamlessly, and the entire book will keep readers of all ages engaged. I loved it and plan to give it as a gift to several people in my family and school.

Chloe and the Lion is a welcome addition to any book collection!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • September 30-October 4 - Book Fair
  • September 30 - PTA Family Fun Night
  • October 1 - Skate Night @ Golden Skate, 6-8pm
  • October 8 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-7:30pm
  • October 9 - Ident-a-Kid Pictures
  • October 10 - Carrabba's Night, 5-7:30pm
  • October 11 - Spirit Day

PTA Family Fun Night

Join us on Monday, September 30th, for our first PTA meeting of the year. Preordered meals will be available at 6:00. We will also have Bingo and a live auction for first in line car passes, special seating for all of our awards days and holiday concerts, and principal and assistant principal of the day! The Book Fair will also be open, and you can get books to read for the monthly reading challenge. Come be a part of this fun-filled night!

Labels for Education and Box Tops

It is time again to start sending in your Labels for Education and Box Tops. Please have your student deposit these in the box provided in their classrooms. These will be collected and counted monthly starting on Wednesday, October 2nd. Prizes will be awarded to the classes with the most Labels for Education and Box Tops. If you have any questions, please contact the PTA. Thank you for supporting Fork Shoals School.

Holiday Assistance

The Salvation Army of Greenville County will accept applications for holiday assistance at the TD Convention Center. Families can apply Saturday Oct. 12, and Monday Oct. 14-Thursday 17. Additional information can be found on our website.


2013-2014 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees