The Scholastic Book Fair is today through Friday at Bordewich-Bray Elementary School. There will be a free family event called "Family Reading Knight" from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. It will feature activities, refreshments, a puppet show and even a few "royalty."
Local sponsors are helping with the Scholastic "One for Books" Promotion. They are displaying a countertop tent card and book slips for patrons to sign when they contribute. They will display a signed book slip for each contribution of $1.
Sponsors are Greenhouse Garden Center, Grandma Hattie's Restaurant, Schellin Insurance, Comma Coffee, Mom & Pop's Diner, Coldwell Banker, Stewart Title, Stu's, Jewel's Benefits, Geeks of Nevada, Mo & Sluggo's, City Café & Bakery, Brewery Arts Center, Artisan Store @ the BAC, Craft Market and La Tea Dah.
All of the money goes directly to buy books for Bordewich-Bray students, teachers and library. Scholastic Book Fairs will match the "One for Books" dollars that are raised with a donation of up to a million books. The books will be distributed by three national literacy programs devoted to improving reading skills among children: Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), National Center for Family Literacy and Toys for Tots.
Book fair at St. Teresa
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Nov. 7-10. Families, teachers and the community are invited to attend, and the fair will feature a special medieval theme: "Enter the Kingdom of Reading - Where Books Rule."
The fair will feature a Fantasy Breakfast Event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday with theme activities from the Charlie Bone, Harry Potter, and Elyon series. Students can pose for pictures with Clifford and King Redican while sitting on a throne.
The book fair is scheduled from 8-8:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov 7-10 at St. Teresa, 567 S. Richmond Ave. The book fair will offer specially priced books and education products, including newly released titles, award-winning titles, children's classics, interactive software, adults book and current bestsellers. Attendees can help the school raise money for schools affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita through the One for Books programs. For more information, call Tracey Taylor at the school at 882-2079.
Local ballerinas perform with the Moscow Ballet
Faith and Hannah Hodorowicz will dance at the Moscow Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Reno Hilton Theater.
Faith will dance in the party scene and Hannah will be a Snowflake. They are both students of the Children's Museum Dance Project, directed by Carolyn Oliver. One of her students, Margit Halberd, was accepted for advanced study by the San Francisco Ballet and will dance in their Nutcracker in December.
Students can join Weekly Reader research
By participating, students can earn prizes from Amazon.com or donate their rewards to schools and charities such as the Humane Society, the Pentagon Memorial Fund or Habitat for Humanity.
The creation of Weekly Reader Research allows insiders to express their thoughts on current issues which makes for great classroom discussions.
All of the surveys are age- and content-appropriate. Students can become insiders and parents and teachers can learn more www.wrinsiders.com
Applicants sought for 2006 food program
Applications are being accepted for year-round sponsors of the 2006 Summer Food Service Program for children. Sponsors receive cash reimbursement for providing a nonprofit food service for children 18 years and under in areas of economic need during school vacations.
The program helps children in low income areas have productive track breaks and summers and return to school ready to learn. Public and private nonprofit school food authorities, residential summer camps, private nonprofit organizations, and units of local county, municipal, state or federal government are eligible to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program.
To be a sponsor, you must follow regulations and be responsible both financially and administratively for running your program.
For more information on how you can take advantage of this valuable resource for children in your community, contact Donnell Barton, director, Office of Child Nutrition and School Health, Nevada Department of Education, at 687-7284 or fax 687-8636.
Council on Youth selling Christmas cards
The Community Council on Youth is still accepting orders for its 2005 Christmas card. This year's card depicts the Capitol Building at Christmas, including a choir and lighted trees. Majesta, a second-grader at Seeliger Elementary School, designed the card through a contest held earlier this year.
Proceeds directly benefit the council's youth activities. Order forms are available by calling the council at 841-4730 or stopping by at 625 Fairview Drive, Suite 120. For an electronic order form, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.