One of our favorites times of the year is here! Book Fair has arrived and like a lot of other events at St. George’s, it looks a little bit different this year.
Book Fair officially kicks off Monday, November 30th and will run until Sunday, December 13th. It’s a wonderful way to support St. George’s and check some holiday gifts off of your list. Be sure to get your orders in early, Scholastic cannot guarantee that items ordered after Friday, December 4th will be delivered before the Christmas holiday.
Laura Wilt, Parents Group President
Alice Herrington, Book Fair Chair
Thursday, December 10th
Character Dress Up Day (all divisions)
Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. Our goal is to make this day enjoyable and fun for the whole family so please consider utilizing your existing costume closet or items around the house to bring your child(ren)’s book character to life.
Friday, December 11th
Grandparent and Special Friends Day
Although we can’t have our grandparents and special friends on campus this year, we are still planning some extra special performances for them. If you want to ensure that your grandparent or special friend is included in our emails and mailers for this big day, be sure to fill out/update their information HERE.
Yes! You guessed it. Our Holiday Book Fair will be virtual this year. Scholastic has set up a virtual Book Fair that feels like you’re looking at a real Book Fair. You’ll notice that the Holiday Book Fair is two weeks long this year to allow everyone time to set up their eWallets and get acquainted with the Scholastic website.
How it works:
Visit the St. George’s Holiday Book Fair Homepage by clicking HERE.
Create your eWallet Account. An eWallet is a safe and secure way to shop the Holiday Book Fair. Family and friends can contribute too!
Share with your family and friends
Shop the Holiday Book Fair
Important Details about your eWallet:
When using the eWallet to shop the Holiday Book Fair, sign in with the same email used to create the eWallet.
After the Fair, eWallet funds will display as a gift card balance at checkout in The Scholastic Store Online.
An eWallet must be created for each child; accounts cannot be shared or transferred.
Teachers have been encouraged to set up eWallets that parents and others can contribute to, in helping them get items and books for their classrooms. Keep an eye out for those links to be shared with your classroom starting Monday, December 7th.
St. George’s receives 25% in Scholastic dollars to help us buy books for our classrooms and library. Last year, we had a special day with Santa, Cookies and Cocoa just to benefit our Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center.
The Holiday Book Fair is a festive time of year for St. George’s with many parents and visitors on campus throughout the week. It's a culmination of Grandparents and Special Friends Day with special performances that are so special to our students and families! We’ll miss that this year, but we hope you will help us encourage the love and fun of reading while also supporting our school this year. We can't wait to see you on campus for our Holiday Book Fair next year!
Note from the Parents Group: We know that this is a difficult time, financially and otherwise, for many in our community. When we started planning for all of the changes to this year’s Book Fair, our only goal was to celebrate the love of reading and to bring joy into the lives of our St. George’s community. Thank you for joining us in this celebration in whatever way that is for you and your family.
A Bean Named Red by Dori Hernandez: Red beans and rice were meant to be, but how did they find each other? This New Orleans based children’s book spills the beans! Red is just a lonely little bean in a big old soaking pot. One Monday morning, she finds the courage to begin a journey. It’s a big world out there for a bean, and Red meets a lot of silly friends along the way. Join Red as she explores the world around her, finding love along the way.
The Adventurous NoLa Kids Go to the Ruined Mansion by Chontel Carter-Frank: The Adventurous NoLa Kids have found their first adventure! Join Jacob, Theresa, and Noah as their curiosity leads them to a ruined mansion in New Orleans. Years ago the mansion was one of the city’s most enjoyable places, until Hurricane Katrina. The mansion is now barely standing and the grounds are so disheveled that no one ever visits! Can the mansion be repaired? Follow the Adventurous NoLa Kids and discover how teamwork leads to miracles!
Also available: NoLa Kids Go to the Swamp
When the Breeze Blew Through by Colin Utley: The flap of a butterfly’s wings creates a breeze that begins an incredible journey around the world affecting the lives of everyone and everything it touches. It fills sails, exposes lost treasures, carries a stubborn kite skyward, and even thwarts an attempted pie theft. Brought to life with 28 pages of beautiful water color illustrations and written in a playful rhyming pattern, the independently-published When the Breeze Blew Through celebrates how simply being oneself can help others in unintended ways.