Dear SCCS Families,
As you may have seen from the poster in the Preschool, it is time for our 4th Annual Parent-Sponsored SCCS Barnes and Noble Book Fair. This has been a very successful event for the past three years. According to Barnes and Noble, we have had the most successful book fair of any school or organization here in Columbia. Last year along with all purchases families bought directly for the teachers and school, we raised roughly $1000 that the school received in the form of a Barnes and Noble gift card to use on books, games, technology of the school’s choice. We want to have a successful Book Fair this year, and we can do it with your help.
We sponsor in-store activites from 9:00- 2p on the day of the book fair, Saturday, December 7th. In order for those activities to happen, we need parents to volunteer their time and skills for the Book Fair. We are looking for parents to read a short story or lead a short activity such as play an instrument, leading some stretching/breathing/ quick yoga for kids, puppets, playing a round of head banz, etc. What ever your skill we want it. We try to have an activity scheduled for every half hour from 9:00 to 2p. The book or activity should last no more than 15 – 20 minutes maximum.
If leading an activity is not your cup of tea, we also need parents to help set-up and clean-up at 8:30a and 2p. Plus parents to work 1-2 hour shifts starting at 9:00a to corral families, help with our coloring table activites, hand out vouchers and generally act as goodwill ambassdors. Ideally we would have 3 parent volunteers present at all times. I will be present all day.
Please contact: Chimene Schwach, preschool parent, at email@example.com or calling/texting 573-355-4078 if you are able to volunteer your skills and time.
Let me say a big thank you to all the parents and teachers who have already volunteered! You will be receiving email reminders on Thursday and Friday. That said we really need: 4 -6 more parents to volunteer to read a book ( you can pick one, or we will recommend one ) or lead an activity, plus a few more parents to just help as ambassadors to families. We have enough at clean-up. I promise it is easy, and a great help to our school!
If you are unable to commit as a volunteers, please attend the Book Fair ( see announcement email) and purchase gifts for the school and teachers; school wish lists and vouchers will be emailed and put in Student folders on Thursday and Friday. A great big “Thank you!” in advance for your time and effort.
Chimene C. Schwach, ( Jacob’s mom, preschool)