Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of May 9, 2016

Only two weeks left in our 4th Quarter Reading Challenge!

All Fork Shoals students have received their reading logs for the 4th quarter. Students should read as many pages as possible between now and May 20th. Reading logs MUST be turned in no later than Wednesday, May 25th. 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 4th quarter. Please print clearly and total your pages at the end. If you need extra reading logs, click here.
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An evening with Sherman Alexie

National Book Award-winning author Sherman Alexie will be discussing his life as a writer, including his debut children’s picture book, Thunder Boy Jr. ($17.99, on sale 5/10/16), at the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Smith Recital Hall on Tuesday, May 17th, at 6:30 pm.


*Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Thunder Boy Jr. from Fiction Addiction is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Alexie will personalize any and all of his books if you have a signing line ticket.


Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn’t mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he’s done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder.


But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name…a name that is sure to light up the sky.


National Book Award-winner Sherman Alexie’s lyrical text and Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales’s striking and beautiful illustrations celebrate the special relationship between father and son.

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Book of the Week: Ol' Mama Squirrel

Ol' Mama Squirrel by David Ezra Stein was a nominee for the 15-16 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

Ol' Mama Squirrel is a charming book about the protective nature of a mother. Ol' Mama Squirrel is an expert at scolding, and she gives a firm "Chook chook chook!" to anyone or anything that comes near her babies and their home. She shames cats, owls, dogs, kites, airplanes, and even people, but she may have met her match when a grizzly bear enters the picture.

Ol' Mama Squirrel tries and tries to get that grizzly bear to leave her babies alone, but he seems determined to make her whole family his next meal. So what's a mom to do? Well, this particular squirrel does the only thing she can...she calls for reinforcements.

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:

  • May 9 - SIC meeting, 7:30am; PTA Meeting & Spring Concert, 6:30pm
  • May 10 - Chick-fil-A Night
  • May 11-13 - 5th grade SCPASS testing
  • May 16-18 - 4th grade SCPASS testing

Car Tags

Please remember to keep your numbered car tags at the end of the school year. Students will keep the same number each year. You may purchase additional tags for $1.00.

Service Project

The Beta Club is collecting donations for God’s Pantry, May 2-13. The following items are being collected: dish soap, laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and pet food. Donations will be collected in classrooms. The class with the most donations will receive a pizza party.

May Calendar Revisions

Reminder: May calendar revisions were necessary due to the release of testing dates, etc. and posted a few months ago. The May calendar is on our school website.