Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of April 22nd

Greenville County Library used book sale is this weekend!

Thousands of books! Walk away with a treasure!


The Friends of the Library will have their annual used book sale this weekend. See below for times:


  • Friday, April 26th - 3-8pm (Friends of the Library only*)
  • Saturday, April 27th - 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, April 28th - 1-5pm (Everything 50% off!)


*Friends of the Library memberships will be available at the door.


The sale will be located at the Merovan Center across from Kohl's on Woodruff Road.


Call 527-9291 for more information.

Book of the Week: After All, You're Callie Boone by Winnie Mack

Callie Boone’s summer is not off to a good start. Her best friend since the first grade has, all of a sudden, decided that she’s too cool to hang out with Callie. Her uncle has moved twelve ferrets into the family garage. At the community pool–one of Callie’s favorite places in the world–she embarrasses herself in such a public and humiliating way that she can never go back there again. Her family is crazy, she has no friends, and she’s the laughing stock of her neighborhood. Will things ever get better?


Well, yes. She’s still got her diving practices with her dad, and Callie is nurturing a dream of becoming a champion diver–maybe even competing in the Olympics someday. Despite her public humiliation at the pool, Callie is determined to be the best diver she can be–even though she’s not even twelve.


Something else is going okay in Callie’s life. A new kid has moved in next door. He’s a little odd–his name is Hoot–but he may turn out to be the best friend Callie has ever had…if she can convince everyone that he is most definitely not her boyfriend.


As her summer progresses, Callie learns a bit about what it means to be a good daughter, a good friend, and a good person. Everything doesn't always go well, but Callie discovers who she can truly lean on when things don’t go the way she plans. She starts paying more attention to those around her instead of focusing on herself all the time. But what will happen when tragedy strikes and Callie is forced to really trust in those around her, especially her crazy family and her friend Hoot? Will she revert back to her old ways, or will she step up and be the girl everyone thinks she can be? Find out if Callie can make it through when you read After All, You’re Callie Boone by Winnie Mack!

May the Fourth be with you!

Be sure to check out next week's library newsletter and the library blog for some exciting events coming up on May 4th. Free comic books! And Star Wars!

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

Follow Fork Shoals on Twitter!

Did you know that Fork Shoals now has a Twitter page? Well, we do! Follow us at https://twitter.com/ForkShoalsES for the latest and greatest Fork Shoals news!

Dates to Remember:

  • April 24 - Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • April 25-28 - Peter Pan @ Woodmont High School
  • April 26 - Spirit Day
  • April 27 - Antique Tractor and Engine Show & School Talent Show
  • April 29 - Makeup Day (No School!)
  • April 29-May 3 - Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 6 - Progress reports
  • May 7-10 - PASS Testing for 3rd-5th grades
  • May 13-17 - Book Fair
  • May 20 - All library books are due!

Boosterthon Fundraiser

Many thanks to everyone who came out to support our Fun Run last week! It was a blast! Now it is important to start collecting those pledges! We want to collect 100% of our pledges that were promised by April 24th. Teachers receive 10% of the funds collected directly for their class to buy books. Profits from Boosterthon allow our PTA to fund such items as PTA mini grants, field trip scholarships, books, First in Math and Accelerated Reader programs, and supplies for teachers, etc. All classes that get their 100% collected will receive an extra recess time and be put into a drawing for three classes to have a dance party! Support our school and collect those promised pledges!

Peter Pan at Woodmont High

The Wildcat Players of Woodmont High School are currently presenting a fabulous production of Peter Pan! Many current and former Fork Shoals students are involved in this production, so let's make plans to attend and show our support! Tickets to each show are $5 for children 12 and under and $8 for all others.

PASS testing (3rd-5th grades only)

The Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) tests will be administered to students in grades 3 through 5 on May 7th through May 10th.


Testing Schedule


  • Tuesday, May 7th—ELA (English Language Arts test)
  • Wednesday, May 8th-Math
  • Thursday, May 9th—Science test for grade 4 and Science OR Social Studies test for grade 3 and 5
  • Friday, May 10th—Social Studies for grade 4



PASS has been designed to assess higher levels of learning as well as basic skills. PASS tests are untimed for each day of testing. Help us help your child perform to the best of his or her ability.


TESTING TIPS

Parents can be a great help to their child by following these suggestions:

  • Please see that your child gets rest on the nights before these tests.
  • Please see that your child eats a nourishing breakfast on the morning of these tests.
  • Make every effort to have your child in school and on time, except in cases of illness.
  • Please do not schedule any doctor's appointments during testing.
  • Do encourage your child to read each test question and each response carefully before marking an answer choice.
  • Do encourage your child to stay calm if there are questions that seem difficult.
  • Encourage your child to mark his/her best answer.
  • Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.
  • Students may not bring any electronic device that can be used for communicating, timing, or imaging into the testing location.

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

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees
Fifth graders who want a head start on reading next year's Junior Book Award nominees should check out the booklist on the library blog!