|Yes! The Scholastic Book Fair really is a family event that everyone enjoys|
|The Scholastic Book Fair was organized and run by the school’s librarian, Mrs. Radawetz|
|The Book Fair on Tuesday after school as seen from the top of the stairs|
Most students look forward to the Scholastic Book Fair. Of course, books aren’t difficult to find because there are plenty of stores in Winnipeg and sites on the internet (such as amazon.ca and chapters.indigo.ca) where students can purchase an even greater selection of books and accessories. But most K-8 students don’t order books off the internet, and the Scholastic Book Fair makes the process easy and convenient because they bring the books to us. Now that’s a brilliant marketing strategy!
|Grade 1 students paying for their purchases at the book fair|
|Grade 8 student Dominic J. always loves the Scholastic Book Fair. To see how excited he’s been for the previous 3 years, click here.|
The book fair was set up in the front foyer of the school on Tuesday, November 22 and ran for a week until Wednesday, November 30. The hours for the Book Fair were the same each day – from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. When the book fair was open after school, students had to have a parent with them to purchase books. During school hours, students had to have their teacher with them during classroom designated purchase time.
|Grade 4 girls at the book fair|
|Students looking through the displays after school on Wednesday, Nov. 23.|
In order to give everyone an opportunity to view the displays, a schedule was set up for each grade to do some browsing. Each class’s first visit was for viewing only, while purchases were accepted during the class’s second visit. Of course students were free to browse as they walked through the book fair on the way to the gym at lunch time, and students were free to make purchases after 3:00 if their parents accompanied them.
|Some of the grade 2’s and grade 7’s looking over the books|
|Some of the different topics available at the Scholastic Book Fair|
The book fair was organized by Mrs. Radawetz, the school’s librarian. In addition, a number of parent volunteers helped out behind the counter.
|Mr. Radawetz (top photos) and a few of the parent volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to help out at the Scholastic Book Fair (bottom two photos)|
|The Scholastic Book Fair is a major school event that requires a lot of planning and preparation. Thank you to Mrs. Radawetz, the parent volunteers, and everyone else who played a part in making the Scholastic Book Fair such a great success.|