Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of February 15, 2016

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Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program

All 2nd-5th grade students have received information on the Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program, a reading incentive program aimed at promoting reading and academic success.

To complete the program, students must read 5 books within the next five weeks. If the students reach their reading goal, they will qualify as a Reading All-Stars and will be eligible to receive free admission to the Reading All-Star Celebration Game on April 11th. Other incentives include a free t-shirt and book, recognition on the DriveVision, a parade around the outfield warning track, and a chance to throw the first pitch.

In order to qualify, please help your child complete the reading challenge and return the completed form to the library no later than March 4th.

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.

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 all ten of the books for competition by now.

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.

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Book of the Week: Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness: A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret, written by Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrated by James E. Ransome, is a nominee for the 2015-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Light in the Darkness is a moving account of how slaves risked their lives to do something that most of us take for granted. They stole away in the dead of night, always looking over their shoulders for patrollers, to meet in pit schools. These schools, often nothing more than holes in the ground covered by branches, were led by older, literate slaves who taught others to read.

This book is an excellent addition to studies of slavery and how people knew that knowledge and reading were essential to being truly free. Light in the Darkness is an ideal selection for Black History Month and American Education Week celebrations.

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:

  • February 15 - Presidents' Day (All GCSD schools and offices are closed.)
  • February 17 - 5th grade exhibition
  • February 18 - Progress reports; Panera Night
  • February 22 - Makerspace Monday; Family Math, Science, & Technology Night
  • February 22-26 - Engineering Week
  • February 24 - Bellacino's Night
  • February 26 - Spirit Day
  • February 29-March 4 - Staff Appreciation Week

Family Math, Science, & Technology Night

Our NEW Family Math, Science, and Technology Night has been rescheduled for Monday, February 22nd. This will coincide with Engineering Week. A flyer was sent home last week and can be found on our website. Pre-ordered meals will be taken through February 17th.

Pennies for Patients

We are in the final week of our Pennies for Patients Campaign! Thank you for supporting this wonderful cause.

Engineering Week

We are still collecting items for our Engineering Week February 22-26. Items needed include: craft sticks, liquid school glue, packs of rubber bands, craft making pom poms, decks of cards, washed recyclable items, and toilet paper/paper towel tubes. You can also go to the sign up genius link on the school website.

Black History Month

The display in the cafeteria is in honor of famous Americans who have made a difference. If any student wants to take action and write about one of the persons portrayed or any other American who has made a difference in our community, our state, or our country, they can showcase their work at this display. Many thanks to our social studies committee and PTA for putting the board together.