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Posted Date: 09/17/2018

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Dear Parents and Families:

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

  • Set the example. Let children see you read.
  • Have a collection of book in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep up with changing tastes and reading skills.
  • Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair Dates: Thursday, October 11 – Thursday, October 18

Shopping Hours: 8:45-4:15, except on Thursday, October 18 hours are 9:00-11:00 and 12:00-2:00

Special Activities: Family Night on Wednesday, October 17 from 4:00-8:00pm

If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair. Our Online Fair is available from October 8-October 19. 

We are also encouraging families to get a book and give a book. We will be collecting donations of new or gently used books or money for students at Cooper Elementary. Cooper Elementary is located in Oaklawn in Derby Public Schools and 89% of the students are economically disadvantaged. Look for the boxes to donate a book at the book fair or donate money and we will purchase a book for you.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Want to volunteer at our Book Fair? Join our volunteer team to:

  • Organize and put things in place
  • Offer a helping hand, set up, or pack up
  • Help shoppers of all ages find the perfect book

We appreciate your support in whatever form it takes!

Sign up for a single spot or multiple spots on our Signup.com website.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to see our Sign-Up on Signup.com: http://signup.com/go/PsMordH
  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
  3. Sign up! It’s easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on signup.com

Note: Signup.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Amy Voegeli at av4ksu@yahoo.com or April Platzer at platzera@usd385.org