Below is a letter elementary principal Mrs. Drake received from scholastic –
Dear Principal Drake,
Thank you for everything you do: I truly appreciate the support you’ve provided in encouraging the success of your book fair.
Your Book Fair Chair, Doug, did an outstanding job getting your kids excited and engaged.
Here at Scholastic we like to measure success in books and reading minutes: your most recent book fair sold 223 BOOKS, which equates to 40,140 independent reading minutes. These are numbers that should be celebrated and shared with your families and staff.
This book fair is truly a one-of-a-kind literacy event for your students. As you already know, independent reading, especially when children choose their own books, has been proven to increase test scores and improve individual reading confidence, so I’d like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to helping the students be lifelong readers.