Elementary Reading Challenge & Book Fair

Reading Challenge Info

If our Elementary students are able to read 7,000 books as a group during the month of February, Mrs. Keller will dress up as Cupid to celebrate our love of reading!

Top readers for each grade will use Cupid’s bow and arrow to select their prize. Prizes range from a Starbucks delivered beverage to 3D printing with Mr. Showalter. Each K-5 class that has 100% participation (each student reads at least one book) will earn a dress down day! PreK classes with 100% participation will earn a special treat from Mrs. Keller! 

Book entry forms will be sent home with your student. The book entry form can also be filled out online on this page. We will keep track of the books read as we work towards our 7,000 book goal.

Book selections for this challenge should be reading level appropriate. (PreK and Kindergarten students may count books read aloud to them). Please help us as we encourage our students’ love of reading and foster a community of readers here at Shalom!

Book Fair Info

Get ready! The 2023 Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way. Choosing

their own books empowers kids and inspires them to LOVE reading. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school. Here are important dates to remember:    

  • SCA Book Fair - February 9-17 in the Learning Commons
  • Student Preview Days - February 9-10
  • Student Shopping Days - February 13-17
  • Book Fair Family Night - Friday, February 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 
  • Re-Enrollment Meeting Nights - Open from 6:15 to 7:15 pm between the meetings

Students may use cash, check (made out to Shalom) or eWallet to shop the Fair. We highly encourage the use of eWallet!

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

If you have any questions, please email library@shalomca.com

*We recognize that Scholastic publishes books that don’t always align with the values of our school. While we make every effort to ensure that questionable books are removed from the Fair, we encourage parents to educate themselves on their children’s book selections.