Spring Book Fair 2016 Results
Feelin’ Groovy Book Fair
There was a teacher preview on Wednesday, February 3rd, where teachers could shop early and make their wish list of books that they would like to have for their classroom. Families were able to buy books for their teachers. They also could buy gift certificates.
On Thursday, February 4th, the Book Fair started during Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School conferences. There was an estimation contest for how many sweetheart candies were in the rose vase. Ryan Leonard, Addison Potter, Raylee Rardin, Alexa Marshall, and Landon Naylor guessed the correct amount of 99 and got to take candy hearts home.
Also, every time someone made a purchase they got to register for a free poster or book. Thirty posters were given out and $78.00 worth of books will be distributed to the Primary and Intermediate School. For Middle School, 35 posters and $50.00 worth of free books were given out.
Students could also donate money to buy books for Rose Hill Families. They raised $178.27. Because over $150.00 was raised all the “specials” teachers will dress like the 1960’s at a planned future date. Thirty-seven books were given to the Rose Hill Christmas Families committee to give out to those families. The class that raised the most money gets to watch teachers Hula-Hoop. Fourth graders raised the most by donating $80.00. Students could earn suckers or bookmarks and prizes for donations.
During the Book Fair, the Elementary Library sold $7,000.00 in books and got $2,300.00 worth of free books.
During the Book Fair, the Middle School Library sold $1,400.00 worth of books. They got $359.00 worth in books from the fair.
The Hot Dog Feed was held on February 9th. Shawn, Natalie, and Brady Townson with Brandi Lazar did the cooking. Four hundred dollars was raised that night. After expenses, the library earned $152.00 to help pay for the William Allen White Books and William Allen White celebrations at the end of school. Wayman Oil donated the propane for the Hot Dog Feed.
There were over 40 volunteers helping with the Book Fair. At least one parent from each classroom made cookies for the Hot Dog Feed.
Monday, February 8th, was a Family Event with Valentine Bingo, Valentine crafts, and Valentine sugar cookies were available to decorate. Tracy Liechti donated the cookies.
Students received coupons if they earned 100 AR points at the Middle School this year.
Students in the Elementary that read more than 8 William Allen White Books received coupons for the fair. Students that were caught reading earned a bookmark or pencil at the fair. Students that wrote a book review also earned coupons.
Amber Marshall made the groovy fair decorations.
I would like to thank the many, many volunteers who took the time to step up and contribute their time, energy and monetary donations to make this fair a HUGE SUCCESS!
Also, I would like to thank the many supporters who purchase books and other items at our fairs. Without your continued support our libraries would not receive the “free” books and the students you bring with you would not get to experience the FUN of attending a book fair.
Rose Hill Schools District Librarian