Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Bookfair figures are IN!

Posted Feb 8, 2012 | Category: Book Fair

This information was originally posted on February 8, 2012. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

The final figures are in!!!

Thanks to the tremendous support of the Central community, we sold over $14,000 worth of books!  This exceeds last year’s total by over $1800.  This translates into over $8,000 worth of brand new books going back into our school library and classrooms!  Books for our school library are already being covered and should be on the shelves for our children to enjoy very soon.  Teachers will be able to start ordering their books within the next month.

We could not run the book fair without the more than 60 parent volunteers who worked to make this event a success.  A special thank you to Patrick O’Laughlin for yet again handling the teacher scheduling, Jen Gentile for coordinating all of those volunteers, Jen Talbot & Katie Leander for making the fantastic decorations on a shoe string budget, and Karina Esparaza for making sure that the teacher wish list program was up and running.

We also have wonderful news about the One for Books change collection contest (www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/programs/oneforbooks/).  Through the generosity of our students, $867 worth of change was collected!

Check out these totals from the top three classes:

Ms. Vizek (3rd grade):  $165!!
Mrs. Kladis (3rd grade):  $119
Mr. Endriukaitis (2nd grade):  $104

These classes have all earned a pizza party for breaking the $100 mark.   A big thank you to Cheryl Dowling for overseeing this contest again!  Almost $350 of the money collected went to help Central students needing financial assistance purchase books from the fair. The remaining $500 was used to purchase brand new books for the Infant Welfare Society in Chicago.  Do you know of another deserving organization that would welcome the donation of new books next year?  If so, please contact Pres-amy@centralptonews.org