Book Fair (Volunteers and More!)

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November 4, 2019

Dear Parents and Families,

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at our school next week and you are invited to share in this celebration of literacy with us! Our Book Fair theme for Fall 2019 is Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read. A blizzard of books is headed your way on November 11th — venture deep into the ice-cold polar regions to the coolest reading expedition ever! 

Now more than ever, reading is vital to leading a better life. Knowing how to read is just the beginning. Motivating young people to keep reading, comprehend what they read and develop the ability to think creatively are the end goals. Scholastic Book Fairs have the books to motivate more reading. With your involvement, we can inspire children to practice reading and read more often. Together, we can make a difference in their lives that will last a lifetime. 

Book Fair dates: Monday November 11 to Thursday November14th 

Shopping hours:

  • Before school, 8:30am – 8:50 am: everyone welcome
  • Primary students: morning recess  
  • Junior students: afternoon recess  
  • Lunch: everyone welcome
  • After school on Thursday November 14th, from 3:30pm – 6:30pm: Special Family Event including a door prize!

*We accept cash, cheques made payable to our school. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are welcome, too.

Book Fair is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers that brings new books to our classrooms and the school library. One great way to ensure our children get started with reading and keep on reading all year long is with the Classroom Wish List program.  Each teacher was asked to fill-in their “book wish list” prior to the Fair. Look for your child’s teacher’s name on the display. All teachers took great care in selecting the best and most appropriate books to meet their students’ reading levels and learning needs. It is their wish that these books become a permanent part of the classroom library. Every generous gift you make will be recognized with a special bookplate, identifying your family or child as the donor.

Your support can help our school blossom with new and exciting adventures in reading, stimulating young minds for years to come. And we are still looking for volunteers! Please consider the attached letter from best-selling children’s author Gordon Korman on the impact Scholastic Book Fairs made on his career!

Sincerely,

Anne Serazin

Teacher-Librarian

Howard Public School

 

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