November 11

THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!!!

If you follow our school’s social media accounts, you’ve probably heard the news that we are indeed having a Scholastic Book Fair this year.  It will be held in-person for our students, and virtually for their parents and other family members and friends.

In person for STUDENTS: November 22-26th

Virtual for PARENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS, and FRIENDS OF THE OJCS: November 22-December 3rd.  The virtual link is HERE! Please share this link widely!

Your child’s teacher will be in touch to let you know the specific date of your child’s visit to the fair so that they can be prepared.

There will also be teacher wish lists shared out so that parents can purchase books for their child’s teachers or send their child to school with extra money to pick out a wish list item for their teachers.

These fairs are very important fundraisers for the school and the goal this year is to use the funds to purchase important French teaching materials and books.

Thank you for supporting The OJCS!

November 12

OJCS Storytime – Super Silly Scholastic Storytime

To celebrate our upcoming Scholastic Virtual Bookfair on November 30th, today we read three super silly Scholastic books –

The Great Puppy Invasion by Alastair Heim, illustrated by Kim Smith

A Couch for Llama by Leah Gilbert

Hello, My Name is Octicorn by Kevin Diller, Justin Lowe, and Binny Talib

We have a very special guest storyteller today!  Thank you so much for sharing this hilarious book Mia!  Her book is also a Scholastic title and will be available for purchase at the book fair.

Our Activity – Design your own Unicorn Hybrid

-Draw a unicorn hybrid.  This can be any silly animal with a unicorn horn.  Spidercorn?  Kangacorn?  They sky is the limit.  What does it eat?  What does it do for fun?

 

November 20

The Scholastic Book Fair Is Almost Here!!!

Today Grade 2 had the opportunity to hear about some of the books that we will have available at our Scholastic Book Fair from December 4-6.  The books they were most excited about (of course) are the Dav Pilkey offerings.  He has a great series for beginning readers called Dragon that they were all eager to get their hands on.

We then sat in the storytime area to hear another book that will be at the fair called Bruce’s Big Move.  This book was laugh out loud funny for me and the kids.

Every student will have a scheduled time to visit with their class.  Parents can visit at any time – drop-offs, pick-ups, or during the day.  Parents will also have the opportunity to attend when visiting the school during parent-teacher conferences.  It is also open to the community, so come one, come all.  It will be a great opportunity to pick up some Chanukah gifts!  If you want to help out, please get in contact with Jaimee Mitzmacher who is our PTA chair of the event.

See you there!