Dear Families and Staff:
Get ready to celebrate the love of reading with our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair! The PTA is excited to bring you the book fair again this year from October 28th – November 3rd. All students will have a chance to visit the fair and purchase books if they wish during their library class. The fair flier should come home in the next day or two, attached to it you will find the hours we are open before and after school. We are excited to be open during the Monster Mash again this year!
This year, as we did last year, one of our Book Fair goals is to ensure as many children as possible receive books and have access to books. One of the ways we can do that is through the All for Books program. With your help, any donations made will help purchase books for this year’s organization, the Schenectady City Mission,. Last year the students themselves raised $175 through the change drive and the fair overall raised $600!!! With that money we were able to purchase books through the fair to donate to Things of my Very Own. TOMVO was very excited to accept the books, as they said they like to give a book to every child that comes through their door.
Not only does your donation help our cause, but Scholastic Book Fairs® will match monetary donations with a donation of up to one million dollars in books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need through organizations such as Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. and Kids In Need Foundation.
Please take a moment to donate $1 or loose change you may have around the house. A baggie with a donation slip is coming home with your child before the week is out. If you could place the donation in that baggie with the donation slip we would appreciate it!! One class from each grade who raises the most money will win a prize for their classroom!! Every penny counts and no amount is too small!
On behalf of the students, teachers and PTA of our school, THANK YOU!