It's almost time for our annual Book Fair that takes place December11-15. This week long event is our largest targeted fundraiser, with all our proceeds going directly to purchasing books and supplies for the Lowell Library. Last year we had sales close to $12,000 and the library was able to purchase hundreds of new books (we get a portion of the sales to spend). This year our goal is $13,000. Continue reading for more Book Fair details. To volunteer (we need a lot ) please click here.
Something Everyone Looks Forward To
The annual book fair is something teachers, students and parents look forward to every year. For the students, Ms. McCollum will work with each class during their regular library time to create a wish list of books they'd like. The kids will bring the lists home and adults are able to come into the fair and purchase those books and many others for gifts or just to add to their collections.
The teachers love it because they are able to fill a basket with books they'd like to add to their classroom collections. Those baskets will sit by the register, so when adults are checking out, they can browse through the teachers selection. If you'd like to purchase a book, simply take it out of the basket, add it to your pile, pay for the books, and have your child deliver it to their teacher!
The book fair is an amazing fundraiser and one that everyone in the Lowell benefits from. Teachers get books for their classrooms, children get new books to enjoy and Ms. McCollum is able to continue to add to our amazing school library!
We Need Help To Make It A Success, Please Volunteer. Click Here.
This fair is no small endeavor, we need a lot of volunteers to make it a success. The more people we have, the quicker a lot of the setting up and breaking down goes. The work is not hard and it's certainly rewarding. So please take a look at the volunteer opportunities and consider helping so we can reach our sales goal of $13,000. To volunteer click here.
What Could I Volunteer For?
As mentioned earlier, this is a really big endeavor, many hands makes it very easy. The sales shifts are fun and the set up and dismantle super quick.
The set up will take place on 12/8 at 5pm and breaking it down will be at 8:00pm on 12/15 (after Literacy Night).
We also need volunteers to work the registers during the fair hours, this is really easy and a lot of fun. All shifts occur after school and also some evenings (see below for times).
What Are The Dates & Times?
Friday, 12/8: Setup at 5pm
Monday, 12/11: 2:15-3:30 pm
Tuesday, 12/12: 2:15-3:30 & 6-8 pm
Wednesday, 12/13: 2:15-3:30 pm
Thursday, 12/14: 2:15-6 pm
Friday, 12/15: 2-4 & 6-8 pm (tear down will occur at 8)
And don't forget Litearcy Night on 12/15, this annual event is so much fun. More details coming out on this soon!
The Lowell PTO is always looking for ways that families can donate, but not spend anything extra. There are 2 great opportunities to take advantage of; AmazonSmile and Stop & Shop Rewards. Neither program requires you to purchase anything extra than you normally would and anything you do purchase the PTO will get a portion back.
Visit this URL (click here), bookmark the URL that you are brought to and begin shopping as you would normally.
In the future if you forget to bookmark it, just type in smile.amazon.com and it should automatically populate with the (J R Lowell Parent Teacher Organization Inc)
Stop & Shop Rewards
Our school will earn 1% of all purchases made by registered Stop and Shop Rewards Cards.
If you've never registered your card before,
That's it, so while your holiday shopping (both food and gifts) don't forget to take advantage of these great programs!!