Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of February 19th

Book Award Winners for Fork Shoals!

Last week, Fork Shoals students voted on their favorite books on the South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award lists. Votes have been tallied, and the winners for our school are...*drumroll please*...
Ms. Knight will announce the Book Award winners for the entire state when she returns from the SCASL Conference in March!

Book of the Week: Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill and Bryan Collier

Dave the Potter, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Award winner, and nominee for the 2012-13 South Carolina Picture Book Award, is truly an astounding read. It tells the story of Dave, a slave in South Carolina, who made wonderful works of art and inscribed his beautiful pots with verses that told quite a bit about his life.

This book shows readers, both young and old, the power of art. Couple that with a few simple but evocative words, and readers are left with a story that will move and inspire them.

This book is perfect for students interested in art and those learning about slavery in America. It is a quick, engaging read that will make even the youngest readers think about how they can express themselves--and maybe even make a difference--through art.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

This year, Fork Shoals 3rd-5th grade students are once again participating in the Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program.

To complete the program, students must read 5 books during the designated 5-week time period. If the students reach their reading goal, they will qualify as a 2013 Greenville Drive Reading All-Star.

The reading program will run for 5 weeks: Wednesday, February 6th until Wednesday, March 13th. Students who complete the program will be honored at Fluor Field before the 7:00 PM Drive game on Monday, April 15th.

Each student who succeeds in reading the designated number of books will be honored at the Monday, April 15th Greenville Drive Celebration Game. The student will receive free admission, recognition on the DriveVision, a parade around the outfield warning track, a chance to throw the First Pitch, and a Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars T-shirt.

Author/celebrity Holly Durst is coming to Fork Shoals!

On Thursday, February 28th, author and celebrity Holly Durst will be visiting with Kindergarten-2nd grade students. She will be promoting her picture book, Chocolate Socks, as part of our Read Across America celebration. If you would like to pre-order a book, please send a check for $16.19 made payable to Holly Durst to your child's teacher prior to February 28th.

Author Steve Cotler visits FSS!

Steve Cotler visits FSS

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Follow Fork Shoals on Twitter!

Did you know that Fork Shoals now has a Twitter page? Well, we do! Follow us at for the latest and greatest Fork Shoals news!

Dates to remember:

  • February 19 - IB parent workshop @ 6:30pm
  • February 21 - Progress reports
  • February 22 - Box Tops due in the library
  • February 28 - K5-2nd grade classes visit with author Holly Durst
  • March 1 - Spirit Day
  • March 3 - Ms. Knight's birthday!
  • March 4 - Art Show, 5-7pm

IB Parent Workshop

Our IB Parent Workshop will be on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 PM in the Media Center. Please join us for more information about IB and what it means for your child. We will also have someone explain what IB means for a student in middle school and high school.

Black History Month

As an IB World School, we want to promote diversity, open-mindedness, and keep our kids thinking, researching, and inquiring. Our Social Studies Committee has come up with a plan to celebrate Black History Month. Teachers will send a link with questions, and they will also be available on the school website. Feel free to research the answers with your student. Students that provide a correct answer to any of the questions will be in the drawing for some fun-tastic prizes. Multiple names will be pulled each Friday during the month of February on the morning news! Good luck!

Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients starts February 4th and runs until February 28th. Students may bring in money to go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Art Show

The Art Show will be March 4th, from 5-7 pm. Each child at Fork Shoals will have one piece of art matted and on display. The students are so excited to share their work! Frames will be available for purchase at the show. If you would like your child's piece of art already framed and ready to go, please email Artworks at or call 877-750-0989 and we will have it ready for you. Our school receives a percentage of all sales. Make plans to come support our artists!