Archive for the ‘Promotions’ Category

Some of the children have expressed an interest in purchasing the Minecraft Essential Handbook at the RES Book Fair Fiesta.  Unfortunately, the publisher has not yet released this title.

Because this title appears in the Book Fair advertising, children can pre-pay the $5.99 cost for this book at the Book Fair.  I will keep a master list of all of the pre-paid orders.  The pre-paid orders will be shipped directly to RES as soon as the books are available.  Each child who pre-pays for this Minecraft book will get a FREE Minecraft poster as an apology for not being able to get the book during the Book Fair at school.

Calling all Star Wars fans!  Did you know that Saturday, October 5th is the second annual Star Wars Reads Day?

It gets even better!  Local bookstore, BBGB, is hosting an author event with none other than Tom Angleberger, author of the incredibly popular Origami Yoda books!  He will be at BBGB on Saturday, October 5th @ 1 PM to promote his NEW book, The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet.

Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight is back–and not a moment too soon–as Kellen, Sara, and the gang face a new Menace: the FunTime Educational Program. FunTime is supposed to raise students’ standardized test scores. Instead, it’s driving everyone crazy. The students turn to Origami Yoda for help.

If you are planning on attending, be sure to pre-order Tom Angleberger’s books so that you can get them signed at the event!

bbgb books 3100 Kensington Ave Richmond, VA 23221 Attending: Tom Angleberger

Classroom teachers have been given packets so that their students can participate in the 2013-14 Pizza Hut BOOK IT! program.

What is BOOK IT?

This free program began in 1985 when the company’s president had a son who was struggling with reading. His son was rewarded with a pizza celebration for his efforts to work hard to improve his reading.

Who can participate?

ALL students at RES may participate in BOOK IT!

What is National BOOK IT! Day?

National BOOK IT! Day is the first day that students may begin participating in the BOOK IT! program.  To kick off the event, be sure to visit the BOOK IT! website.

Click here to see an exclusive video of Jeff Kinney (author/illustrator of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series) reading his book Splat!, which was created just for BOOK IT! participants!

The students at RES would like to say a HUGE thank you to the staff at Sony Pictures!  Each student at RES received an awesome FREE Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 poster and an activity booklet during Library classes this week!

Why?  Because Sony Pictures was helping to promote literacy during International Literacy Day at the beginning of September.  Hopefully RES students will be inspired to read the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs book, written by Judi Barrett.  It really is one fantastic book…what imagination!

And interestingly enough, the sky is getting very cloudy at the moment.  I hope it doesn’t rain meatballs – I forgot my fork at home!

The FREE Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 poster was an exciting surprise for RES students!

Students, if you loved Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs as much as I did, be sure to read another Judi Barrett classic, Pickles to Pittsburgh!

The movie opens today, September 27th, in theaters!  I’m sure that many RES students will enjoy it just as much as the book.

Thanks again, Sony Pictures!