Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of January 18, 2016

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Help our WFSS News Team get new equipment!

Please consider contributing to the News Team's Donors Choose project. If funded, this project will help the News Team get some updated equipment, including microphones, video cameras, a CD player systerm, and a TV.

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The 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun!

This week, all Fork Shoals students will receive 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.

The next Makerspace Monday will be January 25th!

Battle of the Books practices

The Battle of the Books team will have practices on Tuesdays after school from 2:30 until 3:00, and Wednesday mornings before school from 7:30 -7:55. Team members can attend one or both practices each week.

All BoB team members should have read at least 5 of the books for competition by now. All 10 books should be read by mid-February.

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.

FSS Library Blog

Fork Shoals School Library Blog

Book of the Week: Because I Stubbed My Toe

Because I Stubbed My Toe by Shawn Byous is a nominee for the 15-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Because I Stubbed My Toe is sure to be a hit with young readers who enjoy Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books.

This charming book shows the chaos that erupts because of one stubbed toe. One little stubbed toe leads to frightened animals, dropped ice cream cones, bee swarms, a bouncy house disaster, stampeding elephants, and it all leads right back to the boy who started it all.

Because I Stubbed My Toe is an excellent book for teaching the concept of cause and effect. It’s a funny, fast read that could inspire children to write similar stories.

Knight Reader Junior

Explore books for the elementary school crowd!

Are you reading the SC Book Award nominees?

Every year, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians nominates twenty books for four different Book Award levels: Picture, Children's, Junior, and Young Adult. Fork Shoals participates in both the Picture and Children's Book Award programs. Students who read at least five books from each level are eligible to vote for their favorite in February!

Click here for a handy checkoff sheet to keep track of your Book Award reading!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • January 18 - MLK Day (All schools and offices closed.)
  • January 20 - 2nd quarter reading logs due
  • January 22 - Report cards
  • January 25 - Family Math, Science, & Technology Night
  • January 29 - Spirit Day
  • February 1-5 - National School Counselor Week
  • February 8 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • February 9 - Chick-fil-A Night

Yearbook Preorders

Be sure to pre-order your yearbook by January 22nd. Forms have been sent home and can be found on our website. Yearbooks will be in ALL COLOR and cost $17.00. There will only be a limited number of extras in the spring, so order yours by January 22nd!

Family Math, Science, and Technology Night

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Math, Science, and Technology Night on Monday, January 25th. An informational flyer is available here. Pre-ordered meals can be purchased through January 20th. Some of our events include large telescopes, Star Lab, robotics demonstrations, and more. Star Lab participants will need a ticket to participate. A limited number of tickets will be available the evening of the event in the bell tower (no charge).

Items needed for Backpack Blessings

Our school participates in a Backpack Blessings program where food bags are sent home with students over the weekend. We have been asked to collect instant oatmeal and instant grits. If you are interested in donating, please send them to school this week. Thank you!