Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of September 9th

2013-2014 WFSS News Team

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to be on this year's WFSS News Team:

  • Naomi Aviles
  • Kolby Bonds
  • Matthew Brodsky
  • Mylah Buenafe
  • Camryn Buzzalino
  • Camryn Cothran
  • Connor Dickson
  • Dylan Finkbeiner
  • Jonah Garren
  • Rachel Golembesky
  • Christopher Hattan
  • Sam Lookadoo
  • Shawn McMichael
  • Nick Moore
  • Emily Rizzitello
  • Grayson Shirley
  • Jieanna Southern
  • Garrett Stephens
  • Micah Wood
  • Luke Younts

These students will be producing the morning show at Fork Shoals this school year. They arrive at school at 7:30 each morning to bring the students and staff of Fork Shoals the news that matters to them.

Reading Challenge update

During library orientation, 2nd-5th grade students received information on the 30 Book Reading Challenge. After discussing the program with teachers and administration, we've decided to change things just a bit.

This nine weeks, students will have the option to read 30 books OR 500 pages. (It may be difficult for older students to read 30 books and still challenge themselves to read "meatier" fare.) Next quarter, K5-2nd grade students will still try to read 30 books, and 3rd-5th grade students will have a quarterly goal of 500 pages.

To print a copy of this quarter's reading challenge sheet, go to

The Fall Book Fair is coming soon!

Our Fall Book Fair theme – Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books! – takes students on a journey back to Ancient Egypt to an oasis overflowing with fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose books that will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.

Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for a parent’s direct involvement in his/her child’s education, please make plans to visit our Book Fair.

Book Fair Dates: Friday, September 27-Friday, October 4, 2013

Shopping Hours:

· September 27 – 8am-3pm

· September 30 – 8am-6:30pm

· October 1-3 – 8am-3pm

· October 4 – 8-11am

If you’re all booked up during Book Fair week, be sure to visit the Book Fair online at Our Online Fair is available for an extended time from September 21st to October 11th.

*6% sales tax is added to all purchases. All sales are final.*

More information about the Fall Book Fair will be sent home in folders next week.

Book of the Week: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck brings together two seemingly independent stories–one told in words and the other in illustrations–that take readers on an emotional journey that will leave them…well…wonderstruck!

Ben, a boy living in Minnesota in the 1970s, and Rose, a girl living in New Jersey in the 1920s, are searching for the same thing–a place to belong. Both of them long for the parents that seem (and often really are) out of their reach. As both young people go on a quest to find their places in the world, their stories intertwine, and both of them end up in a museum at the heart of New York City. What connection does this museum have to Ben and Rose? And can it help them to find the sense of belonging that they’ve always wanted? Read Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick and join Ben and Rose as they discover the truth about their pasts and the connections that will lead them into the future.

Wonderstruck is an absolutely beautiful story that will resonate with readers from ages 10 to 100. The symmetry with which Brian Selznick wove the two seemingly independent tales of Ben and Rose is truly remarkable, and the similarities between the characters will appeal to many, as will the connections that bridges the gap between the fifty years that separate them.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • September 9 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • September 10 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
  • September 13 - Spirit Day
  • September 18 - Fall pictures
  • September 23 - Progress reports
  • September 27 - Spirit Day
  • September 27-October 4 - Book Fair
  • September 30 - PTA Family Fun Night

Parent Portal

Parents may pick up parent portal log in and password information in the front office.


The transportation department no longer allows students to ride home on the bus with other students. If students need to go home with a bus riding student, then they will have to be car riders. Students must be classified as a bus rider for the bus that they are riding for safety purposes. Thank you for your understanding.

2013-2014 South Carolina Picture and Children's Book Award Nominees

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees