Saddle Up and Read — It's Book Fair Time at Elmwood Elementary!

Saddle Up and Read — It's Book Fair Time at Elmwood Elementary!

PHOTO: A student in Ms. Mary Vravosinos' 3rd-grade class reads during a recent morning activity. Scroll down for more photos of students practicing their reading skills, or click here for a photo gallery.


The Elmwood PATT's first Scholastic Book Fair of the new school year will take place from Monday, Oct. 2, to Friday, Oct 6.

With a theme of "Wild West — Saddle Up and Read!," the fair will be located in the main hallway outside Elmwood's main office and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The fair will also be open during an ice cream social and "family read" night at the school from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Besides being free, the ice cream social is ideal for parents who want to shop with their children but who can't leave work during the day.


Support Reading — and Our School


During the weeklong fair, the hallway area will take on the look and feel of a Wild West-themed bookstore. Mobile cases will be filled with affordable volumes featuring characters and subjects elementary-age children enjoy and want to read about.

If you've never been to a book fair, it's a great opportunity to buy books for your children while supporting Elmwood at the same time.

"Books are always a great gift to give kids," said PATT president Michela Shipinski. "The money we earn from selling the books provides us with a credit in 'Scholastic Dollars,' which are used to purchase books and other things for the library and school. All the proceeds go right back to the school."


Partnership with Scholastic


The PATT organizes Elmwood's book fairs in conjunction with Scholastic, the educational publishing company. This year's PATT book fair chairperson is Radwa Saker.

"Scholastic is the company that provides all the supplies and books we need to host this book fair," said Ms. Shipinski. 

The company also provides a "toolkit" for the chairperson to use. Additional support comes via a Scholastic-supplied consultant who can be contacted with questions.

Elmwood will host another Scholastic Book Fair in the spring. In the meantime, be sure to come out to the Oct. 2-6 fair and participate in what's become a great Elmwood PATT tradition.

And if you need extra motivation, check out these photos of Ms. Sandra Katsantones' 2nd graders and Ms. Mary Vravosinos' 3rd graders demonstrating their own love of reading. See you at the fair!


Reading at Elmwood: Ms. Katsantones' 2nd-Grade Class


NOTE: The photos below are also available in a slideshow format, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any photo for a larger view.


Elmwood 2nd-grade student reads in class.


A 2nd-grade Elmwood student reads in class.


Elmwood 2nd-grade student reads in class.


Second-grade students at Elmwood read during class.


An Elmwood 2nd-grade student reads in class.


An Elmwood 2nd-grade student reads during class.


An Elmwood 2nd-grade students reads during class.


Second-grade students at Elmwood read during class.


An Elmwood 2nd-grade student reads during class.


Elmwood 2nd graders raise their hands during class while doing a reading exercise.


An Elmwood 2nd grader reads during class.


An Elmwood 2nd grader turns her head and looks at the white board during a reading lesson.


Two Elmwood 2nd graders read while sitting on the classroom floor.


One Elmwood 2nd grader reads aloud to another during class.


Two Elmwood 2nd graders read to each other during class.


Reading at Elmwood: Ms. Vravosinos' 3rd-Grade Class


NOTE: The photos below are also available in a slideshow format, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any photo for a larger view.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


Elmwood 3rd graders sit at a communal table and read during class.


Two Elmwood 3rd graders read silently during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


Elmwood 3rd graders sit at a communal table in class and read silently.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


Two Elmwood 3rd graders read silently during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads during class.


Elmwood 3rd graders read during class while sitting at a communal table.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently during class.


An Elmwood 3rd grader reads silently to herself during class.


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