Please mark your calendars for December 7th - 13th and come out to support our StG Holiday Book Fair! We have many fun activities planned, including a special visit from Santa on Saturday (you can find the full week's schedule below, as well as individual classroom visit times). We're excited to be able to offer books written by some of our very own St. George's parents, too-- A Bean Named Red by Dori Hernandez and When the Breeze Blew Through by Colin Utley. New this year, we will also be offering gift wrapping for your book fair purchases for a small charge. Knock out some of your holiday shopping while supporting StG!
Saturday, December 7: Book Fair open between 9 a.m. and noon
- Santa, Cookies and Cocoa from 9 a.m. to noon: this is a wonderful time for families, especially those of Early Childhood students, to visit the Book Fair and see Santa, eat a few holiday treats and participate in a fun craft. Santa will arrive around 9:30 a.m., and all proceeds on this day benefit St. George's Early Childhood program! St. George's parent and author Dori Hernandez will also read her children's book, A Bean Named Red, and sign copies purchased at the fair.
Sunday, December 8 (Book Fair closed)
Monday, December 9 (Book Fair open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
Tuesday, December 10 (Book Fair open between 7:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
- Breakfast at the Book Fair from 7:15 a.m. to 8 a.m.: parents and/or special friends can visit the book fair for a fun and delicious morning thanks to our Dads Club! We'll have donuts, coffee and hot chocolate available.
Wednesday, December 11 (Book Fair open between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.)
- Jingle and Mingle from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Swing by after work to browse the book fair while enjoying some wine and cheese with fellow parents.
Thursday, December 12 (Book Fair open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
- Merry Meals during your child's lunch time: Order delicious food from Green to Go and spend the lunch period with your child at the Book Fair. Special friends are welcomed, too! The order form is available below, and all orders must be placed by Monday, December 9.
Friday, December 13 (Book Fair open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.)
- Lower School Grandparents and Special Friends Day: While students are visiting with their grandparents and special friends after class performances, they will have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair.
If you are coming to campus for our Merry Meals lunch event on Thursday, December 12, please find your child's lunch time below. All participating children will be brought to the Gym at the start of the lunch time to meet their lunch visitors. Feel free to shop at the Book Fair while you are there! (Green to Go ordering for Merry Meals on Thursday has ended. )
Pre-K4 - 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Kindergarten - 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1st and 2nd Grade - 12:15 - 1 p.m.
3rd and 4th Grade - 12:05 - 12:55 p.m.
Middle School - 1:05 - 1:50 p.m.
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.
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.
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
Can't make it to the Book Fair but want to be able to send money for your child to make purchases without sending cash? Scholastic is offering a Book Fair eWallet option this year. Click the images or HERE for more information!
We need your help, parents! Sign up below to be a Book Fair volunteer. Roles may include gift wrapping and assisting visitors.
|Classroom Name||Scheduled Visit|
|Pre-K4 (Chive)||Tuesday, December 10
|Pre-K4 (Mint)||Monday, December 9
|Pre-K4 (Rosemary)||Monday, December 9
|Kindergarten (Broussard)||Monday, December 9
|Kindergarten (Hammond)||Monday, December 9
|1st Grade (Burns)||Tuesday, December 10
|1st Grade (Negrotto)||Tuesday, December 10
|2nd Grade (Bledsoe)||Tuesday, December 10
|2nd Grade (Finegan)||Tuesday, December 10
|3rd Grade (Ruiz)||Tuesday, December 10
|3rd Grade (Rutsch)||Tuesday, December 10
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
|4th Grade (Remillard)||Monday, December 9
|4th Grade (Vaughan)||Monday, December 9
|5th Grade (Burns)||Wednesday, December 11
|5th Grade (Curry)||Wednesday, December 11
|5th Grade (Goeke)||Wednesday, December 11
|6th Grade (Burns)||Wednesday, December 11
|6th Grade (Curry)||Wednesday, December 11
|6th Grade (Goeke)||Wednesday, December 11
|7th Grade (Burns)||Wednesday, December 11
|7th Grade (Curry)||Tuesday, December 10
|7th Grade (Musa)||Wednesday, December 11
|7th Grade (Sutherland)||Tuesday, December 10
|8th Grade (Musa)||Tuesday, December 10
|8th Grade (Sutherland)||Tuesday, December 10