Fork Shoals Library Ledger
News for the week of March 24, 2014
March of Dimes Reading Champions
Students receive medals during awards days based on the number of books read. After raising $1, students are eligible for the following medals:
- 30 books or more - Gold medal
- 20-29 books - Silver medal
- 15-19 books - Bronze medal
Bonus: Every participating school will have a Caldecott Award winning book donated to the library. This book will be placed in the library in honor of the student who raises the most money! Every child who raises $50 or more will receive a free tshirt.
Make sure to mail off your registration card (or register online at marchofdimes.com/southcarolina) as soon as possible, and read, read, read! Gather pledges and any other donations and place them in your collection envelope. No amount is too small!
Collection envelopes must be received by the March of Dimes no later than April 10th. These should be sent directly to the March of Dimes. No money is sent to the school.
Send in your Shelfies!
Digital photos are preferred and should be sent to Ms. Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the name of the person(s) in the picture!
Book of the Week: One Cool Friend
One Cool Friend was a nominee for the 2013-2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.
One Cool Friend, written by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by David Small, is sure to be a hit in any library. Readers young and old will be charmed by Elliot, a very proper young man (who I imagine with a British accent).
Elliot visits the aquarium with his colorful father, and he passes right by the attractions with large crowds. He stops, though, when he reaches the penguin exhibit. He is enchanted by these creatures who appear to be as proper as he is. Elliot decides he wants a penguin for his very own. When he asks his father if he can have one, dear old dad says, “Sure!” thinking that Elliot means to buy a stuffed penguin from the gift shop. If only…
Hilarity ensues when Elliot brings a real penguin home and learns what it takes to keep a pet penguin happy. Can he keep his penguin a secret from his dad, though? Every reader will be eager to see what happens, and they may be in for a few surprises!
Dates to Remember:
- March 26 - Last day of 3rd quarter
- March 27 - Spirit Night at Moe's, 5-9pm
- March 28 - Spirit Day
- April 1 - Report cards; Skate Night, 6-8pm
- April 3 - Magnificent Moms Breakfast, 7:30am
- April 4 - Spring Spectacular, 4-8pm
Spirit Night @ Moe's!
Don’t miss our first ever Spirit Night at Moe’s on Thursday, March 27th, 5-9pm. Come support Fork Shoals!
We are getting closer to our Spring Spectacular and still need everyone’s help. Please go on the school website, and see how you can help and sign up for a time to work our class booths!