The Book Fair is HERE!

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The Scholastic Book Fair kicks off Friday morning, November 7 after the assembly (8:30am). The Book Fair will be open daily during recess, lunch and after school from 10am – 4pm.

This year the Fair coincides with Parent/Teacher conferences to better fit in with busy parent schedules. Fair days will be November 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18.

Please visit our Book Fair while you are at your Parent/Teacher conferences.  Come a little early to browse, or stop by after your meeting and get a head start on holiday and birthday gifts.

If you are out of town or cannot make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school byshopping online Diary of a Wimpy Kid #9: The Long Haul -

  • Email our Book Fair link and wish lists to family and friends
  • All orders are free to the school
  • Browse an expanded book selection – all ages though adult

We have teacher wish lists posted at school, if you would like to  support your children’s classrooms and purchase books.

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We are poised to have a phenomenal Book Fair and are working towards increasing our sales goal by 5% over last year.  Our November Book Fair goal is $5700.  With your help we can crush it!

If you would like to help out at our Fair, there are still many ways to assist, even if you can just stop by for an hour or less. Sign me up to help.

Doll Bones - Skippyjon Jones Snow What with CD -  Dragon Masters #1: Rise of the Earth Dragon - Flora and the Flamingo -   Preview more

Contact your Book Fair Chairperson, Alicia Casilli, with any questions.

Book Fairs Mobile App

Book Fair

Download to your device before the Fair to find right-fit books! Learn more!

Pre-holiday Scholastic Book Fair Opens Friday

Short Avenue Elementary School is bustling with delightful enthusiasm and excitement as we await the Grand Opening of the Pre-holiday Scholastic BOOK FAIR this week after our First Friday Assembly!

If you are out of town or can’t make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.

  • Send wish lists to family and friends
  • All orders ship free to the school
  • Browse an expanded book selection – all ages through adult

Check out a preview and be sure to join us in the Library!

Our Schedule

  • Thurs, Nov 6
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Set Up the Fair:
    Library Closed
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Teacher Preview
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    Student Preview
  • Fri, Nov 7
    8:30 AM-9:00 AM
    Grand Event:
    Welcome! Shop after the assembly!
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping:
    Shop for yourself and get holiday gifts too!
    2:20 PM-3:30 PM
    After School Event:
    Family shopping time!
  • Sat, Nov 8
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Book Fair Closed
  • Sun, Nov 9
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Book Fair Closed
  • Mon, Nov 10
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    After School Event:
    Parent Teacher Conference and BOOK FAIR!
  • Tues, Nov 11
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Book Fair Closed:
    School Closed
  • Wed, Nov 12
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping
    2:00 PM-4:15 PM
    After School Event:
    Parent Teacher Conference and BOOK FAIR!
  • Thurs, Nov 13
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping
    2:00 PM-4:15 PM
    After School Event:
    Parent Teacher Conference and BOOK FAIR!
  • Fri, Nov 14
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping
    2:15 PM-4:00 PM
    After School Event:
    Parent Teacher Conference and BOOK FAIR!
  • Sat, Nov 15
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Book Fair Closed
  • Sun, Nov 16
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Book Fair Closed
  • Mon, Nov 17
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping
    2:15 PM-3:30 PM
    Open for Shopping:
  • Tues, Nov 18
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Student Shopping:
    LAST DAY! Remember holiday gifts!
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    Pack Up the Fair

Volunteers Needed to Help in the Scholastic Holiday Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair BannerMark your calendars for next Friday, November 7, because the Scholastic Book Fair starts directly after the assembly.  We already have 12 sneak peek books in the library right now, so you can start adding them to your wish lists.

We will be previewing BookTalks next week in the library during recess to encourage book recommendations and create excitement.

We need your help to make this Book Fair a success.  Please help by signing up for times when you are available.


Angel Donation Update

Many thanks to the contributing families for our Angel donation drive. Our total to date is $3625 with only 24 families participating. We have roughly 200 families at Short, just imagine what we could do if we everyone participated! AngelGauge2014

2nd Annual International Day

International DayWe are so excited to embrace our diversity at Short Avenue Elementary School’s 2nd International Day this Monday! This fun-filled day will start with families bringing in foods from around the world for all to share. Students are encouraged to dress up in international costumes or flag colors. Special activities will be showcased during the day from dance troops to Show and Tell.

We will also have a morning assembly displaying the homemade flags and highlighting international costumes and traditional dresses.

International Smorgasbord (7:15am – 8am)
We need your help! Please join Short Avenue Families in bringing in a cultural food or beverage to share. There will be small signs to fill out for food contributions noting the country and explaining any significance your dish may have.  Can you bring some food? Can you arrive early to help set up? Tables will be set up for food contributions.

Flags of the World
Students are encouraged to create a flag from a nation with which they personally identify. The national flag artwork may be from their ancestors’ homeland, a nation identified with their family name, or personal curiosity and interest. The flag may be an exact copy of the national flag or a more “artistic and creative” interpretation of a national flag.

National Dress
Students come to school dressed in traditional costumes from the country of your choice. Or, students may come dressed in an outfit that “interprets” the colors of their national flag of choice. All outfits may be accessorized to reflect cultural values and motifs

Cultural Artifacts for Show-and-Tell
Encourage your children to bring an object which reflects the culture of the country with which your child identifies. Students will share these object with their classmates. The artifacts will be on display at the library October 14-17 in the school library.

October Happenings

To keep you in the loop for the next couple months, please mark your calendars and plan on joining (and even helping) us for these activities.

October 3
-Morning Assembly • 8am • playground

October 8
Picture Day

October 13
-International Day

October 15
-Food Truck Fiesta
-Goodwill Precollection starts

October 19
Del Rey Day in Alla Park 11am – 3pm

October 24
Movie Night  • 6pm  •  Auditorium

November 5
-FoSA Meeting

November 7
-Morning Assembly
-Scholastic book Fair Preview
-Fall Fun Fest* (cancelled)

November 10-18
-Parent Teacher Conferences
-Scholastic Book Fair

November 15
-Goodwill Donation Drive

November 20
-Career Day

November 24-28
-Thanksgiving Break

Back-to-School Night


Join us on Tuesday for Back-to-School Night, a great time to get connected and learn more about what is happening in your children’s classrooms.

SSC & ELAC are terrific opportunities to become part of the decision making organization at school for student achievement. You help decide where the school spends their money! There are approximately eight meetings per year lasting about an hour to an hour and a half. No outside work is required when holding a position on either SSC or ELAC councils. A minimum of 6 parents are needed to form this mandatory council of SSC and 3 parents of English Learners minimum to form the ELAC council. If you would like more information ask Mrs. Martinez or Mrs. Lara in the office.