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Book Fair FIESTA! starts Monday

By Lisa Scott
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott Pagosa Springs Elementary School is preparing for the Book Fair FIESTA! May 5-15 in the school library. Julie Greenly, health teacher, and Debbie Mackey, media specialist, are wearing their laboratory coats to fit last year’s theme.

Photo courtesy Lisa Scott
Pagosa Springs Elementary School is preparing for the Book Fair FIESTA! May 5-15 in the school library. Julie Greenly, health teacher, and Debbie Mackey, media specialist, are wearing their laboratory coats to fit last year’s theme.

Book Fair FIESTA! will be running May 5-15 during school hours at Pagosa Springs Elementary School library. The community, families and teachers are invited to attend this Scholastic Book Fair and witness all the activities that accompany the fiesta theme, which are geared to instill the love of books and reading.

The Partners In Education (P.I.E.) committee has organized Family Night which will be held Thursday, May 8, from 5-7 p.m. A delicious and nutritious homemade dinner will be served in the cafeteria including tacos, fresh bean salad, pico de gallo, Spanish rice and drinks.

Activities for families to participate will include craft stations to make maracas and tissue paper flowers, family photo station with a fiesta background, a story read aloud with Kristine from the Ruby Sisson Library and a strolling Mariachi band. There will also be drawings throughout the night for gift certificates. All families are invited to the school for an evening full of fiesta fun, to shop the book fair and to enjoy a meal together.

The book fair serves several purposes for the school. First, it’s a great way to introduce new literature and highlight existing books that inspire children to read. Second, it is an opportunity for every student and their family to engage in an all-school activity and create camaraderie around education. Finally, it is a fundraiser, as proceeds from book fairs are used for reading and educational improvements that are not funded through the school budget.

The community is invited to attend the book fair as a shopper or volunteer as the event is hosted in the school library and staffed by volunteers. For more questions or to volunteer, contact Lisa Scott at 264-2730 or sranch@centurytel.net.

This story was posted on May 1, 2014.