Fork Shoals Library Ledger

News for the week of September 3rd

Did you read this summer?

Did you "Dig into Reading" this summer? Don't forget to turn in your summer reading log to Ms. Knight by Friday, September 6th.


Students who read 500 pages or more will be invited to a summer reading party, and the top readers in each grade will receive a fabulous prize! (More details about the summer reading party will be provided later.)

Book of the Week: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, is nominated for the 2013-2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.

I can see Rocking in My School Shoes being hugely popular as a beginning-of-the-school-year read aloud. Luckily, there’s also an amazing website (http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com…) that goes along with all of the Pete the Catbooks, so those of us with less-than-great singing voices don’t have to do the singing ourselves!

It’s easy to see why so many of my students like all of the Pete the Cat books. (I can’t keep them on the shelves!) Pete is kind of a cool cat, the stories are predictable, rhythmic, and easy to read, and they are full of colorful illustrations.

Fork Shoals School Library

Ms. Kelly L. Knight, Librarian

Mrs. Allison Meredith, Library Clerk

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Dates to Remember:

  • September 3-5 - K5 and 1st grade library orientation
  • September 3 - News Team applications due
  • September 3-27 - Fall MAP testing
  • September 4-5 - News Team auditions
  • September 6 - Summer reading logs due; News Team announced; Ms. Knight out (Her sister is having a baby!)
  • September 9 - SIC meeting, 7:30am
  • September 10 - Chick-Fil-A Night Out, 5-8pm
  • September 13 - Spirit Day
  • September 18 - Fall pictures

Reminders

  • Remember to return all forms as soon as possible.
  • Be sure to write your child’s names in belongings that could be left at school. Our lost and found will be sent to charity once a month.

Lunch accounts

Sign up on www.myschoolbucks.com to check cafeteria balances. You can receive updates for low balances. There is an option to pay online, but you do not have to. The account will simply allow you to keep up with balances.

4th and 5th grade only

PASS scores and an explanation letter are in folders this week. Please review your child’s scores and let us know if you have any questions.

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

13-14 SCPBA nominees
13-14 SCCBA Nominees