The Smith Book Fair was a huge success, thanks to help from many sources! Mrs. Ostrowski's students created Egyptian drawings, palm trees, and even a pyramid!
The National Art Honor Society students from Troy High School transformed the media center into a "Reading Oasis," replete with columns, leaves, vines, paintings, and, best of all, a mummy.
We couldn't have run the fair if not for our wonderful parent volunteers, who set up the fair, ran the registers, and packed everything up at the end of the week.
Teachers also helped out when the Media Center was busy in the mornings before school.
Students enjoyed browsing the fair all week and competing in Penny Wars. The Book Fair-oh also made an appearance each day.
The sixth graders took an early lead and won the War by a landslide. Each day, volunteers from Troy High's National Honor Society counted the coins so that Mrs. Chatel could announce the scores each day.
Two sixth graders were drawn from those that made purchases at the fair, and they will be able to mummify a Smith staff member of their choice.
Thank you for your support of the Book Fair! Book sales, candy sales, and Penny Wars helped us to raise around $1,800 for the Smith Media Center!
Mrs. Christina Chatel, MLIS
A teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, Michigan.