Ridpath Elementary will host a Fall Book Fair, via a partnership with Scholastic Books, Nov. 1-5.
The Book Fair provides a great opportunity for students, parents, family and community members to purchase quality books at reasonable prices -- and best of all, the school benefits from all book sales.
Book Fair co-chair Angela Huff said, "By taking our profits from the book fair in books and merchandise from Scholastic Books, our school receives 60 percent of our total sales back in books for our teachers and our library.
"Based upon our historical sales at these events, we're projecting that each teacher will receive around $100 in free books for their classrooms, and the library will receive over $400 worth of reading materials," Huff continued.
Ridpath students will be allotted time during the school day to visit the Book Fair, which will be held in the Library and Media Center.
In addition, the Book Fair hours will be extended until 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.
In conjunction with the Book Fair, the Ridpath PTO will offer a pancake supper on Nov. 4 from 5-7 p.m.
Meal prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
In addition to the dinner, literacy activities, games, and a choral presentation by each grade will occur during this time.
Silent auctions will be ongoing, and Ridpath School Spirit t-shirts will be up for sale.
In celebration of all of the events occurring during the week of Nov. 1, students, teachers and staff at Ridpath Elementary will observe Spirit Days on Thursday and Friday of that week.
On Thursday, children should come to school dressed as a favorite hero.
On Friday, students wear purple in honor of the great school and heroes (teachers and staff) that serve there every day.
Students are also asked to bring in a favorite blanket on Friday. When their principal, Tamra Walker, announces "drop everything and read," students will grab a book and blanket and settle in to read.