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It's a Plane, It's a Bird, It's a Book Fair!

      Our two-week book fair ended Friday, Oct. 29th.  It's theme was "Here's to Our Heroes", and so the media center was decorated to look like Gotham City.  We had lots of fun honoring our Super Heroes, and each teacher selected their very own favorite.  We had a display case honoring their "heroes".  Our very talented Mr. Barrett even made us 3 superhero balloon characters!  We raised about $4000 for the media center, and also had a fundraiser for Toys for Tots.  But, most importantly, many new books are in the hands of our students.

We had our 2nd annual Family Coffeehouse event Thursday, Oct. 28th.  We honored our community heroes that night in many ways.  We had police officers and firefighters come to the fair and they even brought their vehicles for our students to see and ask questions about.  We concluded our community service that night by honoring the Marines with our Toys for Tots toy drive.  We filled up our "bat cave" with lots of new toys for their campaign.  During the book fair, students also donated $200 for the Toys for Tots in a "Keep the Change" campaign.  Scholastic will match those funds, as well.

During the fair, we gave away many prizes and books.  Kendall Smith, a fourth grader, was the actual winner of our guessing contest of how much kryptonite was in the jar.  She won a free book at the fair.  Twenty other students also won books to the fair, and twenty-five students guessed how many spiders were in the jar and won a free poster.

Written by: Kathy Gwinn, Media Specialist
Posted: Oct 31, 2010 by Kathy Gwinn

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