We are rolling out our summer reading program this week. As your child comes to the media center or to the computer lab, they will be given a user name and password at www.scholastic.com/summer. We are going through the process of registering with third through fifth graders. Kindergarten through second graders are going to be bringing the information home to have you help them register. Click on a quick form below.
The idea is to help Scholastic break the World Record for reading minutes counted from May 4-September 15. It's all about getting students to be motivated to read every day this summer. They can go onto the Scholastic website and log in their minutes. There are prizes and games to play as well as logging in minutes, so spend some time and explore the site. You'll be able to monitor the progress of the school too. We'll check in during the summer and post updates on our progress.
We also encourage you to take your child to the Mountain View Public Library this summer to sign up for the summer reading program. They will be able to check out books to keep reading. The younger students may want to stay for storytimes or participate in other summer activities. The details of the program are on the link below. Between the public library and the Scholastic Reading Challenge, we hope that your child will stay busy having a great time AND continue reading all summer.
Starting next week, April 27, we will be having our annual Purple Foot campaign to raise money for our Relay for Life team. Relay for Life is an event that is held at Jim R. Miller Park each May and raises money for the American Cancer Society.
Who do you know that is battling cancer? Would you give a dollar to help fight cancer right here in Cobb County? Every dollar donated will go to local patients fighting cancer. We will be selling purple feet in the media center for two weeks. For each dollar you donate, we will put your child's name on a foot and post it in the hallways of the school. Let's see if we can cover the walls outside your child's class in feet.
Thanks for your support of the American Cancer Society and our Relay for Life team.
Thank you for your support of our Under the Sea Book Fair. It was a wonderfully successful fair, and I think the students all had a great time watching the decorations take shape, visiting the fair with their parents, and attending the evening event. We could never have these fairs without the help of our volunteers. Thank you to Christy Richards for again reaching out to get our helpers to bring food for the volunteers, set up the fair, run cash registers, stock the fair and take it down. We appreciate you more than we can say, Christy, and all of our helpers were so generous with their time. Also, thank you to Anne Baker for creating the wonderful decorations that transformed our hallway and media center into an under the sea wonderland. She's so giving of her talent and her time. Our take from the book fair was over $3500, which will go toward buying supplies for our media program. Thank you again!!
Would you like to recognize your child's birthday by donating a book to our media center? Fill out the form below and send in a check for $10. A few weeks before your child's birthday, we'll bring him/her to the media center to pick out a book from a selection of brand new books from a recent book order. We'll place a Birthday Book Club bookplate inside the front cover honoring your child on his/her birthday. Then, your child will be given the opportunity to present his/her new book to the media center on our local Fox5 Shallowford Falls morning broadcast. All proceeds will be used to purchase new books and materials for our media center. We appreciate all you do to support our program.
The new GCBA books have been chosen. Click on the link below to see them! All of you third and fourth grader super-readers, get ready for next year's Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team at Shallowford Falls by checking them out right now! We have asked Scholastic to send as many as possible for our book fair this month. Pick up a few to read over the summer so you'll be ready to compete next year on our team!