Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of March 2, 2015

The Book Fair is here!

Our Spring Book Fair starts this week! The fun begins on Monday, March 2nd, and will last through Tuesday, March 10th. We'll also be open before and during All Arts Night on Monday, March 2nd, and following our Walk at School event on Wednesday, March 4th. Make plans to visit this exciting celebration of reading!

If you can't make it out to the Book Fair--or just want to shop from the comfort of your own home--visit our Online Book Fair, open February 22-March 14! There's an expanded selection, and all orders ship free to the school.

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

Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars

Any 3rd-5th grade students participating in the Greenville Drive Reading All-Stars program need to turn in their reading logs to Ms. Knight by this Friday, March 6th.

All students who turn in the form will receive a voucher for the Greenville Drive celebration game on Monday, April 13th. Let's plan to have a huge turnout for Fork Shoals School!

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Book Award winners for the entire state will be announced in the March 16th newsletter.

3rd Quarter Reading Challenge

Our 3rd Quarter Reading Challenge has begun! Your goal is to read as much as possible between now and March 24th. Reading logs have been sent home, and extras will be available in the library or here.

All reading logs will be due no later than Friday, March 27th (our last day before Spring Break)! After Spring Break, prizes will be awarded to the top readers in each grade level, and every participant will receive recognition.

Remember to list books completed with page numbers. An adult must sign by each book completed, and all pages must be totaled at the end.

Book of the Week: Third Grade Angels

“First grade babies!
Second grade cats!
Third grade angels!
Fourth grade rats!”

George, better known as Suds, is glad that he’s not a baby or a cat anymore. He’s looking forward to being a “third grade angel,” especially when he begins to understand just what that means. His new third grade teacher, Mrs. Simms, will award a halo each week to the boy or girl who demonstrates the most “angelic” qualities. Well, Suds really wants the first halo, but is he willing to do what it takes to earn the prize?

Suds, along with the rest of Mrs. Simms’ class, is soon behaving better than ever before. They’re picking up trash, holding doors for each other, and even fighting to help a lady who has lost her hat. To be honest, all this angel stuff is getting out of hand! Suds doesn’t know how much longer he can keep it up. And when his mom says that he needs to be angelic at home too–which means being nice to his little sister–Suds gets even more anxious about winning the first halo.

Eventually, when his other classmates forget about being angels all the time, Suds starts to like his chances of being the first “third grade angel.” But he’s not the only one who’s still in it to win it. How can Suds prove that he deserves a halo? What does a guy have to do to show his teacher that he’s the nicest kid around? And will Suds learn that being a real “angel” means doing nice things without being rewarded?

Read Third Grade Angels, a 2014-15 South Carolina Children’s Book Award nominee, to see if Suds learns what it means to be truly “angelic!”

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • March 2-March 10 - Spring Book Fair
  • March 2 - All Arts Night
  • March 4 - Walk at School Day
  • March 5 - Moe's Spirit Night
  • March 9 - Makeup day #1 (School WILL be in session!)
  • March 10 - Battle of the Books regional competition; Chick-Fil-A Night
  • March 13 - Spirit Day

PTA All Arts Night

Join us as we celebrate the arts! A brief PTA meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Beginning at 6:45, walk around to experience some of the arts at our school. Every student will have a piece of artwork displayed. There will also be art activities in the art room, Zumba in the gym, and recorder presentations by students. The Book Fair will also be open until 7:30.

Walk at School Day

Parents are invited to Walk At School with their child on Wednesday, March 4th. We will meet at the track by the old school building at 7:15. Come walk at school with your child to promote pedestrian safety, physical activity, and reducing air pollution.

If you have any questions about the event, you can contact Heather Steading at or 864.355.5063. In case of rain, the date will be rescheduled.

Spring Spectacular Game Ideas

This is the last week to turn in game ideas for the Spring Spectacular Forms are in the front office or on our school website!

District Announces Make-Up Days

Due to the inclement weather the past two weeks, we will make up the days that were already scheduled on the calendar. We will now have school on March 9, April 6, and June 5. If any other days are missed, makeup days will be determined at a later date and shared.