Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Book Fair Carnival...Your Ticket to Read! Coming March 17 – 18!

You are invited to the King PTO Used and Scholastic Book Fair (, a reading event packed with excitement for students and families.  Our theme – Book Fair Carnival – will make reading as entertaining as a carnival midway. The entire school community will delight in an exciting atmosphere of great books, thrilling stories, and fun. Readers of all ages will walk away from the Book Fair with the grandest prize of all: a lifelong love of reading. 

This year we will join thousands of schools across the country by participating in the One for Books Coin Drive.  Scholastic will match the monetary donations we generate with a donation of one book for every dollar we collect to three national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kids and families in need: Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc., the Kids In Need Foundation, and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. We are asking King families to help us reach the goal of $1 per King student to raise $409 for the school library and to donate 409 books to these charities.  Coin collection boxes will be located near the school office and in the media center. 

As noted in the flyer that went home before mid-winter break, posters and book reviews to promote the fair will be due to the school office by Monday March 7th.  Since there is no school on that Monday, we will accept posters until end of day Tuesday March 8th. 

Fair Dates:
March 17th - Student shopping throughout the school day.  Open to family and friends  
                      3:45pm - 8:30pm.
March 18th - 8:00am - 9:30am during Bagels and Buns

Volunteers needed:
We need lots of help to collect/sort used books and to run the book fair.  Please visit our doodle board ( and sign up today.

Flyers with more information about the book fair will be sent home in the Friday Folders.  Please join us to make this Book Fair the BEST our school has ever seen.  

Thank you!

Sandy Aldrich, Christine Kukucka and Kim Lyon
Used and Scholastic Book Fair Co-Chairs