All for Books

All for Books

As participants in the I.B. program, we try to embrace the profiles and attitudes of being PYP scholars in as many ways as possible.  One way that we show caring and empathy is through the All for Books campaign.  Twice a year during the Scholastic Book Fair, we raise money for two very important reasons.  First and foremost, for each dollar that we raise, Scholastic matches the monetary donations we generate, with a donation of up to one million books to two national non-profit organizations dedicated to helping kids and families in need: Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. and the Kids In Need Foundation. This time we raised $716, which means that 716 books will be donated on our behalf.  This is a new record for us.  How awesome is that?  The second reason we raise All for Books money is to add books to our school library and help teachers build and refresh their classroom libraries.  100% of the money raised was used to do exactly that.  Thank you to everyone who donated.  We are very grateful.  You not only helped us but you also helped children in need.  

Now, one thing that helps to drive any fundraising is a little competition.  Our teachers fill out wish lists of books from the fair that they would like to build their classroom libraries, as mentioned above.  The class that raises the most money gets EVERY item from their wish list.  Thanks to some very generous DLHA community members, all teachers will be getting several things from their wish lists.  However, only one class will receive their entire list, as well as a certificate of first place in the Fall All for Books campaign.  Here are the top 3.

3rd Place - This class has a notorius reputation for leading the All for Books campaign year after year.  Once again they made a very strong showing with a total of $103.  Congratulation to Ms. Schmidt, Ms. Johnson and the entire 2nd grade class for their efforts!

2nd Place – This class worked very hard.  Historically, Middle School classrooms have not raised very much money.  This class raised $135 and had donations from nearly every student in the class, which is absolutely fantastic.  They finished a very respectable 2nd.  Great job 8th grade!  Your final book fair was one that we will never forget.

1st Place – The reign continues!  With a clean sweep of the 2014-2015 school year book fairs, it’s 1st grade!  With a total of $296, I am humbled by their generosity.  Congratulations to Ms. Puerling, Ms. Crawford, and the entire 1st grade class.

Once again I want to thank everyone for their generosity with the All for Books campaign.  Our school is going to have so many new books thanks to you all!

Mr. Oliver

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