Fork Shoals Library Ledger

March 2017 Newsletter

Get ready for the Spring Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: Friday, March 3rd-Friday, March 10

Shopping hours:

  • Friday, March 3rd – 8am-3pm
  • Monday, March 6th – 8am-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 7th-Thursday, March 9th – 8am-3pm
  • Friday, March 10th – 8am-noon

We accept cash, checks (made payable to Fork Shoals School), and all major credit cards. 6% sales tax is added to all purchases.

Don't have time to visit the Book Fair? You can shop online! Our Online Book Fair is open February 26-March 11, and all orders ship free to the school.

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars Program

The Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program is a reading incentive program aimed at promoting reading and academic success among youth across the Upstate. Any 2nd-5th grade student is eligible to participate.

To complete the program, students must read 5 books during the program, which runs February 13th-March 17th. Students who complete the program will be honored at Fluor Field before the 7pm Drive game on Monday, April 24th.

All Greenville Drive reading logs are due to Ms. Knight by Friday, March 17th.

Students can count the same books for both the Reading All-Stars program and the 2nd Quarter Reading Challenge.

Third Quarter Reading Challenge

Your child's goal: Read as many books as possible between now and March 22nd. Reading logs must be turned in to Ms. Knight no later than Tuesday, March 28th. We’ll have prizes for those who read the most in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition!

All students have received reading logs. You can also print out a reading log here. (If your child reads more than 50 books, you can continue recording books on this blank reading log.) List books as you complete them. Remember that books can be counted only once, and only books finished should be recorded.

FSS Library Website

Fork Shoals School Library Google Site

Battle of the Books Practice & Competition Schedule


  • Tuesday, February 28 - 2:30-3:30pm

  • Tuesday, March 7 - 2:30-? (Test for competition team. When test is complete, team members are free to go.)

  • Tuesday, March 14 - 2:30-3:30pm

  • Tuesday, March 21 - 2:30-3:30pm

  • Tuesday, March 28 - 2:30-3:30pm**

**This practice is dependent on the team making it to Finals.


Regionals - Tuesday, March 21 @ Bell’s Crossing Elementary

  • Registration - 6:00pm

  • Competition rounds - 6:30pm

  • Teams that win both of their competition rounds move on to Finals.

Finals - Tuesday, March 28 @ Buena Vista Elementary

  • Registration - 6:00pm

  • Competition rounds - 6:15pm
Knight Reader Junior

Ms. Knight's book reviews for the elementary school crowd.

Fork Shoals' Book Award Winners

FSS students recently voted for their picks for this year's South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Awards. The winners are below. Winners for the entire state will be announced on Friday, March 24th.

The nominees for the 2017-18 Book Awards will be featured in the April library newsletter. Stay tuned!

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FSS Library YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel for the Fork Shoals Library, featuring school videos and book trailers for the South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award nominees.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Dates to Remember:

  • March 2 - Spring pictures; Related arts/support staff volunteer day
  • March 3 - Spirit Day; Book Fair opens
  • March 6-10 - Spring Book Fair
  • March 6 - IB Parent Workshop, 5pm; All Arts Night, 6pm
  • March 14 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • March 16 - Makeup Day #1 (School will be in session.)
  • March 17 - Spirit Day; Makeup Day #2 (School will be in session.)
  • March 21 - Battle of the Books Regionals @ Bell's Crossing, 6pm
  • March 22 - End of 3rd quarter
  • March 28 - Battle of the Books Finals @ Buena Vista, 6pm
  • March 29 - Report cards; La Fogata Spirit Day
  • March 30 - Magnificent Moms Breakfast, 7:30am
  • March 31 - Spirit Day; Spring Spectacular, 4-7pm