Scholastic Goes Virtual

Save the Date! Please mark your calendars for February 12th-25th.

The Book Fair is always an exciting few days on our school calendar. The children love heading down to the gym with their class to browse and choose books for their Wish Lists. This year, things will work a little differently – the fair has gone virtual. The PA is off the hook (they usually run the event) and children will be able to shop from the comfort of home. We know, it’s not the same at all, but at least the children will still get the thrill of choosing their own books and having them delivered straight to their doors!

Given that the fair is virtual, we needed to reimagine how Teacher Wish Lists would work too. Our classrooms and the Library are very well-stocked with books right now – Marie is constantly on the lookout for new titles and this has been an especially exciting year for new acquisitions. Her ongoing goal is to build our Black History and Indigenous curriculums and there are so many amazing stories out there. Marie has tracked most of them down and they are already here at school. There are lots of other new titles on the shelves too. Topics include mindfulness, inclusion, dealing with the pandemic, and there are even some stories about computer coding too. So, long story short, our CGS students have many quality books at their disposal at school.

We love our relationship with The Children’s Book Bank and thought that the Book Fair would be a great vehicle to get more books to kids who need them. If you would like to contribute a book or two to the Book Bank, please order them when you make your child’s purchase. When they’re delivered, your child can simply bring them to school to deposit in the book bin at the front door. Thank you in advance!

The Fair doesn’t open until Feb 12 but there are a few things you may want to do beforehand…

  • SAVE the link to shop to your browser here.
  • WATCH videos of popular new titles
  • PREVIEW Featured Books (The full selection of books won’t be available to view until February 12th.)

Watch for more news next week.

Happy reading!