Book Fair coming soon to our school!

The Scholastic Book Fair® will be at our school in the week commencing Monday 9 June. The exciting theme for our 2014 Book Fair is “Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books!”

Scholastic Book Fair Logo for T2 2014

Our Book Fair will be a journey back to Ancient Egypt overflowing with hundreds of book treasures just waiting to be discovered. We hope you will join us as we help students discover the power of reading. We have very special events planned for that week, including:

  • Competitions
  • Dress-up day for the children
  • Visits from writers and others involved in the many aspects of books and story-telling

We will be displaying books for sale in Room 3, and this will be open at drop-off and pick-up times We will have some extended hours including on the night of our PFA social and AGM (Thursday 12th June – BYO supper).

The school will receive a percentage of sales and this will be used specifically to buy new books for the school library.  If you have some time to help us during the Book Fair please let the office know which areas you might like to be involved in:

  • Helping to set up – on Friday 6th June, and/or over the weekend
  • Going on a roster to sell books during the week – at 3-3.30pm, and an extended afternoon, or some mornings.
  • Helping to pack up in the following week

Please support our school library, and your child’s reading, by purchasing some excellent Scholastic children’s books. Encourage friends and grandparents to come along – it’s a great opportunity for stock-piling presents.

Look out for more notices in the coming weeks!

Library launch and blessing

On the evening of the PFA Barn Dance, I had an opportunity to talk with the school community about the redevelopment of the School Library on behalf of the group who’ve been working on the project over the last year.

 

Many thanks to Paul Richardson, Megan Millar-Coote (BOT Chair), Megan La Hood, Elizabeth Helm, Moira Gallagher, Maxine Ramsay (National Library Services to Schools), the School Fair committee and people behind other fundraising opportunities that have (or will) benefit the library. Many others have provided support through donations and sharing of ideas. Thank you for your dedication to the redevelopment of the school library, this is a whole community project that will benefit everyone, especially our children.

If you were unable to attend the talk, the presentation is available below. We’re really keen to hear your ideas and receive your recommendations for books / materials for the library. We still have a lot to do and it’s going to continue to be an evolving process. If you have ideas you’d like to share, please get in touch. [Sarah Gallagher]

Presentation

Blessing

We were very fortunate to have Fr. Aidan join us for the presentation, and to bless the library. Fr. Aidan read three blessings from “A Book of Blessings” by Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (p120-1, 163). You can hear him reading a blessing of the books in this video.