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Book Fair generates nearly $12,000

A note from the Media Center:

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended our book fair. The bottom line (excluding tax, discounts to staff, and items purchased for promotional use) was $11,964.94. That's an all-time record! Included in that total was $1,426 that parents and grandparents donated to our Book Buck program.

Teachers were able to come in Monday morning to spend their donations and walked out with lots of books for their classrooms. Not only is that a win-win situation for the media center and kids, but Scholastic also matches that amount dollar per dollar and donates books to less-fortunate schools across the US.

We held our first-ever "Grand Event", and sales during that two-hour period were just over $2,500. Needless to say, THAT's going to be a tradition from now on! It was a wonderful time where kids could shop with their grandparents, and from the comments that we heard, they thoroughly enjoyed it!

The profit from the fair, just under $2,800 will go towards purchasing books and Makerspace activities for the media center.

Thanks MSES parents and grandparents for all you do for our students.

Kathy Killingsworth
MSE Media Center Specialist