Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here's what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

· Set the example. Let children see you read.

· Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.

· Support our school's Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.

Students will preview the book fair with their teachers on our Preview Days: Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18.

Students can purchase items from our Book Fair: Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25. Shopping hours are from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Special Activities: Family Night March 22 5:00-7:00 (first alpha A-L) March 24 5:00-7:00 (second alpha M-Z)

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair. Our Online Fair is available from March 21- March 28.

Volunteers Needed! Please fill out this sign-up sheet if you are interested in volunteering.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Justine Clougherty

Barbara Damato