Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of January 20, 2014

2nd Quarter Reading Challenge sheets are due!

The Reading Challenge logs for the 2nd quarter are due to Ms. Knight on Tuesday, January 21st! Will your name be on the reading challenge poster? Could you be the one to earn the prize for completing the challenge? Which class will have the most participants?

No 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge logs will be accepted after Friday, January 24th!

The next reading challenge will begin on Thursday, February 6th. More information will be available on that program soon.

The Book Fair starts this Friday!

Our Scholastic Book Fair theme - Book Fair Fiesta: ¡Yo Quiero Libros! ¡Vamos a Leer! (I Want Books! Let's Go Read!) –surrounds students in the celebration of reading with hundreds of fun, engaging, affordable books for them to discover. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired sills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

Book Fair Dates: Friday, January 24th-Friday, January 31st

Shopping Hours: 8am-3pm – January 24th-30th; 8-11am – January 31st

Special Events: Family Night – Monday, January 27th – 5-8pm

Before you visit the Book Fair be sure to download the FREE Book Fairs App to help you find the right fit books for your child. For more information, visit: And if you’re all booked up during Book Fair week be sure to visit the Book Fair online at Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from January 19th to February 8th.

We look forward to having you participate in our Fair, and remember, all purchases benefit our school library!

*We accept cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% tax will be added to all purchases. No returns or exchanges.*

Send in your Shelfies!

Have you ever taken a selfie? Well, go one step further, and take a "shelfie!" What's a "shelfie?" It's a picture of you in front of your bookshelf! Ms. Knight is creating a display of "shelfies," and she wants your pictures! The display features teachers, students, and even family members!

Digital photos are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Knight at Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the picture!

Book of the Week: Three Times Lucky

Eleven years ago, Moses “Mo” LoBeau washed ashore in Tupelo’s Landing, North Carolina. This child, who was washed away from her Upstream Mother in a hurricane, was rescued by the memory-impaired, cantankerous Colonel and Miss Lana, and the three of them made a life for themselves in this small coastal town.

Now, eleven years later, Mo is a rising sixth grader who works part-time in the restaurant run by the Colonel and Miss Lana. (Her specialty seems to be peanut butter on Wonder Bread.) She spends most of her spare time researching who and where her Upstream Mother might be, and she enjoys hanging out with her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III. (The “III” is for the iconic #3 car of his namesake.)

This summer, however, things are being stirred up in Tupelo’s Landing, and Mo takes it upon herself to figure out what’s going on. One of the restaurant’s customers has been killed, a cop is asking questions about Mo’s beloved Colonel, and strange things are afoot in the town Mo calls home. What else is a precocious girl to do? Mo and Dale open up their own detective agency–Desperado Detectives–and begin investigating the crime.

What these junior detectives find, though, may just change everything they know about the people they’re closest to. What secrets are hiding in Tupelo’s Landing? And how can Mo and Dale discover the truth when the police can’t?

As Mo and Dale come closer and closer to solving the biggest mystery to hit Tupelo’s Landing since Mo herself washed ashore, they’ll learn just what family and friendship really mean. When waters get rough, it becomes clear who’ll be there for them, and even Mo might be surprised by who has her back. Join Mo LoBeau on her journey to the truth when you read Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, a nominee for the 2013-14 South Carolina Children’s Book Award!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • January 20 - MLK Day (No school!)
  • January 21 - Reading Challenge sheets due
  • January 23 - Report cards
  • January 24-31 - Book Fair
  • January 27 - Family Math and Science Night
  • January 31 - Spirit Day
  • February 4 - Skate Night @ Golden Skate, 6-8pm

Report Cards

Report Cards come home on Thursday. Please be sure to return the signed envelope. On Monday, January 27, you will receive your child’s IB Narrative Report Card and a letter explaining it. Please help your child with the goal setting on the back and return it to school.

Family Math & Science Night

Please join us on Monday, January 27th, for Family Math & Science Night. Join us for hands-on math and science fun. Return the flyers for pre-order meals by Friday, January 24th. Meals will only be available for pre-order.


Remember to get your yearbook order turned in. Only pre-orders are available for the yearbooks.

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