Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of November 5th

Fall Box Tops collection results!

Box Tops for the fall collection have been counted, sorted, and sent off, and we are thrilled to announce that this is the biggest collection we've ever had at Fork Shoals! Over 11,000 Box Tops were turned in! That translates to over $1,100 for the school library!

The class that collected the most Box Tops was Mrs. Church's class...with 2,058 Box Tops! Wow!!!! Here are the top five classes in the Box Tops fall collection:

  1. Church - 2,058
  2. McDowell - 1,218
  3. DeMeritt - 1,015
  4. Copeland - 747
  5. Wingo - 700

Thanks so much for supporting the Box Tops program. Keep it up! (Our next collection deadline will be February 22nd.)

*Note: To really help us out, bag your Box Tops in resealable snack bags in groups of 50!*

Book of the Week: How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog) by Art Corriveau

Nothing is going well for eleven-year-old Nicky Flynn. His parents are getting divorced. He’s been forced to move from his big house in a great neighborhood to a small apartment in a less-than-great neighborhood. Nicky’s mad at his mom because he thinks she always lies to him and tries to keep him away from his dad. He’s in a new school and is becoming the target of bullies. He has to go to therapy every week to talk about his feelings. And now, his mom has decided to bring a dog into his life (totally without talking to him about it, by the way). She got Reggie, a German Shepherd, from the animal shelter, but this is no ordinary dog. Reggie is a retired seeing-eye dog, and, right away, he makes Nicky’s life a bit more interesting…

Nicky and Reggie grow closer (become best friends, really), and Nicky wants to know more about Reggie’s former life as a guide dog. He investigates a little and learns more about Reggie’s previous owner. He lies A LOT in his quest for the truth about Reggie’s past. Will he ever figure out what happened between Reggie and his former owner? Well, kind of, but that won’t really help with the mess his life is becoming…

Nicky is on the verge of losing everything, including Reggie. As his whole life spirals out of control–and his lies are uncovered–how can Nicky hold on to the one being that is always there for him? And what will Nicky do when his own selfishness and recklessness places both him and his beloved dog in a situation that is more dangerous than he can possibly realize? Will Nicky ever get back in control of his own life? And will he be able to stay with Reggie when the truth is revealed? Find out when you read How I, Nicky Flynn, Finally Get a Life (and a Dog) by Art Corriveau.

Tech Tool: Create your own dynamic photo slideshows with PhotoPeach!

PhotoPeach is a free online tool that helps you to create more dynamic photo slideshows. It’s very easy to use. All you have to do is upload photos, add background music and captions, and you’re ready to go!

PhotoPeach also has some special features. You can add interactive quizzes to any images in your slideshow, control privacy levels for viewing slideshows, and allow comments in your show. You can also embed your PhotoPeach slideshow directly into your blog or website! (Just make sure the people in the images you use have given permission for their photo to be distributed.)

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to remember:

  • November 5 - Report cards; Mock Election at FSS (3rd-5th grade)
  • November 6 - School closed for Election Day
  • November 7-9 - 2nd grade testing
  • November 12 - Hero Day (Veterans' Day Celebration)
  • November 12 - SIC meeting @ 7:30am
  • November 13-14 - 2nd grade testing
  • November 13 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out
  • November 15 - Club and class pictures
  • November 20 - Career Day
  • November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break

Yearbook Pre-Orders

Please remember that we will only be pre-ordering yearbooks this year. If you would like a yearbook, remember to order by December 16th. We will not have extras in the spring, so order yours while pre-orders are being taken!

2012-2013 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

2012-2013 South Carolina Picture Book Award Nominees
2012-13 South Carolina Children's Book Award Nominees