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Book Fairs Insider
September 2012 Volume 7, Issue 1  
Account Summary
School: SAMPLE ELEM SCHOOL
Account #: SAMPLE 123456
Scholastic Dollars:*
Total Balance: $358.33   Shop now!
Profit Balance: $133.77
Expiring Reward Balance: $224.56
Review expiration dates here.
Chairperson:
RITA GOODBOOK
Upcoming Book Fairs
Fall 2012: 09/24/12
Spring 2013: 03/08/13
Summer Reading: Book Now
For questions, please contact your Book Fair consultant, at custserv@scholasticbookfairs.com.
Your Monthly eNewsletter Is Back!
Greetings Scholastic Book Fairs Chairpeople,

Your monthly eNewsletter has returned. For those new to Fairs, the Book Fairs Insider combines updates about your school's Scholastic Dollars™ balances, with success stories from fellow chairpeople, sneak previews of new books, and a calendar of upcoming events, such as warehouse sales, Book Fair workshops, and other special events.

We are looking forward to another great year and hope you enjoy the Book Fairs Insider. Please consider contributing your own success stories for future editions. Email the Insider editorial team, and tell us your story idea!


Special Announcement:

Summer expiration dates were extended but will soon expire! All Scholastic Dollars rewards and bonuses originally set to expire between May 31, 2012, and September 30, 2012, have been reset with a new expiration date of October 1, 2012. This gives you more time to spend your bonuses and rewards before the extended October 1 expiration date. To check your balance and redeem your Scholastic Dollars before they expire, click here.
Workshops Breathe New Life Into Your Book Fair
Workshop "I go to workshops to refresh myself," says Sara Schlehofer, a longtime chairperson at St. John Notre Dame School in Folsom, Calif. "I retain by visual learning. At the workshops, I learn how to operate the equipment and how to take advantage of programs that Scholastic Book Fairs offers me so that I can quickly know how I can make the best use of my time and effort - my six days twice a year when I generate $118,000 in gross income."

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Grow Book Fair Participation at Your School
Online Book Fair The Online Fair is an easy way to reach more shoppers and gives all families a chance to participate, which puts more books into the hands of kids and boosts sales. Shoppers can browse an expanded selection of books and every purchase adds to your Book Fair sales. Plus all orders ship FREE to your school. Now that's a win-win!

The Online Fair is a great solution for:
• Family and friends who can't attend the in-school Fair due to schedule conflicts or distance
• Students who miss the in-school Fair due to vacation or illness
• Out-of-stock books

The great news is your Online Book Fair has been automatically set up for you. Visit your Chairperson's Toolkit to adjust shopping dates and find tools to manage your Online Fair.

Featured Books & Products
Featured Book Tony Baloney: School Rules
by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

Join the irresistible little macaroni penguin for a school day full of fun and unexpected surprises. He's so lovable, but trouble sure loves him! With its highly relatable boy hero, great comic writing, and hilarious illustrations, this new easy reader has all the makings of a classic.

Item #337542 - $3.99 Exclusive Paperback Edition

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School is back in session! Reignite your students' passion for reading with these exciting products, found in the School Resource Catalog. Plus, don't forget to check our monthly new releases!
School Resource Catalog Products
Booktalk Preview Pack
Item #551228 - $53.40

USB Wristband
Item #617645 - $17.95

Grandpa Green
Item #609780 - $16.99

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Third-Grade Authors Net Grand Prize in Writing Competition
The writing talents of a group of third graders at William McKinley Elementary School in Burbank, Calif., turned out to be right on the money, both literally and figuratively, in Scholastic's annual Kids Are Authors book-writing competition.

The talented young writers walked away with the grand prize for fiction, authoring and illustrating Two Dollars, One Wallet. Each young author will receive a medal and a framed commemorative certificate during an official award ceremony to be held at their school this month. The school will receive a $5,000 Scholastic Book Fairs shopping voucher and 100 copies of the published book, which will be sold at Book Fairs in schools nationwide this fall.

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Did You Know?
Invite your school community and students to shop your Fair online with this Online Fair Flyer.
Create a Scoreboard Goal Chart to track your Book Fair goals and generate excitement for your Fair.
Students will be clamoring to pre-order Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel when they see this flyer!
Remind parents and students about your Fair dates and times with these Customizable Bookmarks.
Invite your school community and students to shop your Fair online with this themed Online Fair Flyer.
Create a Scoreboard Goal Chart to track your Book Fair goals and generate excitement for your Fair.
Students will be clamoring to pre-order Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel when they see this flyer!
Remind parents and students about your Fair dates and times with these Customizable Bookmarks.
Copy and Share Resources: Summer Reading
Letter from Principal to Families | Spanish version
Student Crew Recruitment Flyer
Family Event - Invitation to Families and Friends
All for Books™ (formerly One for Books) - Thank You Letter
All-Star Book Fair - Letter from Principal to Families | Spanish version
All-Star Book Fair - Volunteer Recruitment Flyer
Family Event - Invitation to Families and Friends | Spanish version
All for Books™ (formerly One for Books) - Thank You Letter
Reading Events & Important Dates
Sep 1-30 ALA Library Card Sign-Up Month - Encourage students to sign up at your local library
Sep 1-30 Free Workshop - Register now and learn how to host an All-Star Book Fair at your school
Sep 24 Clifford's Biggest Birthday Party Ever - Sign up to participate in a live classroom webcast
Sep 30 Summer Reading Challenge - Final day to retrieve reading stats for your school
Oct 11 Harry Potter: Beyond the Page - Live, online virtual author visit with J.K. Rowling
Oct 24 Taylor Swift: Read Every Day - Live webcast about the power of books and reading
Dec 27 Scholastic Book Fairs Fall 2012 National Contest
Nov 1 Polls Open for Scholastic Student Vote: Kids across the country cast their vote for the next president
   
Cliffords BIGGEST Birthday Party Ever! Live Webcast Event   Storia - Download your FREE Parent Guide to the Book Fair and discover our FREE Teacher-Recommended eReading App!