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Old 10-01-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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Cheryl we planned the book fair for this week because it is the first of the month when our families have some money. Our parents don't have tons of costs associated with school. Here start of school costs are in August so we are good that way. I just hate to do bookfairs, too many kids cant get books because there is NO money. Our teachers don't help in any way except to supervise kids in the library during the time they bring them to buy books.

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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Cheryl we planned the book fair for this week because it is the first of the month when our families have some money. Our parents don't have tons of costs associated with school. Here start of school costs are in August so we are good that way. I just hate to do bookfairs, too many kids cant get books because there is NO money. Our teachers don't help in any way except to supervise kids in the library during the time they bring them to buy books.
See, that makes sense. But here, they want the orders by the end of September to get the extra points/dollars. And school always starts right after Labor Day, unlike most of the southern half of the US. If they could do it the first week of October it would make all the difference in the world to people where money is more tight. And it's not because there are less economically challenged at the new school, it was the same at the old school where 2/3 were on free lunch. The Fair itself is usually separate from the initial order with bonus points and they tack it on to some other school event as an afterthought.
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That's excellent Janine. There's no way but up from here. You just have to find the way that he learns speech, what motivates him. My dad called it "burn his toast", LOL. After the story of the girl who never said a word despite all the doctors insisting she was healthy and normal until she was 5YO. Then at the breakfast table, she said, "This toast is burnt." And the parents were shocked, asked why she never spoke before. "I didn't need to. Nothing has ever been wrong before."
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I worked out after swim lessons BTW. And apparently I have lost a few pounds despite not doing it regularly. So yay. But not enough for my jeans to look right. That's what really matters.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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I think some teachers here to book orders but not very many. We have not had a bookfair here since before I started but I told them all I would try it once and see.
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At the last two schools they always had book fair at the same time as another event, like Ice Cream Social or Curriculum Night. So they would get the draw from that. IDK if/how they do it at this school, we have already had both those events so it is not that.

I have worked the book fair at the other two schools, and its always kids buying the cheapy bookmark/toy things and not so much the books on their own. The ones that buy books bring a check and a list from home, so there is no question about cash, lol.
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We always had book fair during parent teacher conferences.
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our PT conference are too far away from the 1st to be useful. My staff is doing a family literacy night on Thursday to coincide with the fair.
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We always had book fair during parent teacher conferences.
Yeah, they used to do that at the old school but had a better turnout at the Ice Cream Social. But that would totally work at the new school. But IDK they even do them, I think just the teachers do the Scholastic catalogs.
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Seriously getting frustrated with this...I'm crocheting some longies for Fynn. I have had to frog them back at least 3 times already because somehow I missed a stitch a couple of times and then the leg started getting narrower. Why???!
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