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Book Fair 2017

Important Book Fair Dates

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CROWD VOTING IS NOW ... OPEN (11.21-11.23)

(1) select grade (2) select homeroom (3) select name (4) select favourite entry (5) click 'SUBMIT'

Ready? <<CLICK ME>>

DESIGN CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR THE OVERWHELMING PARTICIPATION!!

K-G3 BOOKMARK ENTRIES


2016 WINNING ENTRIES

G4-G6 BOOK COVER ENTRIES


ELC MASTERPIECES

WHAT

  • A week-long celebration of reading, winning and giving, right here at Mulgrave's Library and Learning Hub

WHY

  • A unique chance to:
    • donate relevant books directly into the classroom with titles specifically chosen by each teacher in the ELC & JS
    • access the latest published titles from Scholastic

WHO

  • Everyone! The entire Mulgrave community - from ELC to Senior School students to Principals, teachers, parents and guardians ... All can participate!!

WHEN

  • Contests kick off on Friday, 10.27, 2017.
  • The Book Fair opens from 11.24 - 12.1, 2017.

CALL for VOLUNTEERS

The Book Fair has always been a success thanks to the amazing contributions of the Mulgrave community, everyday from 8 am to 5 pm during this 6-day fair!!

We invite parents/students interested in spending a couple of hours with us decorating for the fair, baking delicious delights for the Teacher’s Sneak Preview, and cashiering during the Fair itself. It is a great opportunity to have fun, connect with others, and help celebrate the joy of reading with students and families.

Love to Volunteer!!

We know you DO! Please access our Sign-Up form below!!

The online form contains detailed descriptions of all the duties available, as well as all the time slots they are needed. Please sign up and come join the fun with us this year!!

More cashiers for 3-5pm slots are needed! Please HELP us by signing up. Thank you!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP >>

3 EASY STEPS TO DONATE BOOKS TO YOUR CLASS DURING BOOK FAIR WEEK


STEP #1

LOCATE THE WISH LIST BIN
FOR YOUR CLASS AND PICK YOUR FAVOURITE BOOKS TO DONATE





STEP #2

COMPLETE THE BOOK
DONATION CARD AND MAKE A PAYMENT


STEP #3

DONATED BOOKS WILL EACH
BE DELIVERED TO CLASS WITH A BOOK PLATE





BOOK DONATIONS BY CLASS

Bookmark Contest Winners

Book Cover Contest Winners

WINNERS OF ELC & FAMILY LUCKY DRAWS

Daily Trivia

BOOK FAIR & DESIGN CONTEST DETAILS

New in 2017

Welcome to Mulgrave Book Fair 2017!

CROWD VOTING

  • This year, the contest entry with the most popular votes in each grade will win a free book from the Book Fair!! For 3 days only, 11.21-11.23, all JS students can vote for their favourite entry within their respective grades. The "(click me)" button above will take you to the voting form: after selecting your grade, homeroom and name, you can cast your vote on ONE contest entry from your grade. For each student, only the latest vote is counted.

A number of new traditions started last year will continue in 2017:

  • Book Fair goes Digital: "You are looking right at it!!" Mulgrave Book Fair continues to have a dedicated online space full of always-accessible information about the event. Just like last year, after the contests kick-off on Oct. 27th 2017, everyone will be able to follow along on the daily progress on contest entries & winners, daily trivia & family draw winners, as well as on numbers of donations made each day ... all online - in nearly real-time fashion.
  • ELC Masterpieces: In addition to the Junior School bookmark and book cover design contests, ELC (Early Learning Center) students will participate by submitting their colourings of a bookmark design template of their choices. These masterpieces will also show case in the Contest Gallery above.
  • ELC Lucky Draws: One lucky student from each PK3 and PK4 class will win a book prize from the Book Fair.
  • Civvies Day: Both ELC and JS Principals are participating in the event by giving out Civvies Day prizes!!
    • ELC: reach the target of 100+ donated books
    • JS: the class with the most donated books
  • Win & Give: Contest winning students from PK3 to G6 can donate books to their classes ALL BY THEMSELVES. All winners (from contests or draws) have the option of donating any number of the winning book(s) back to their classes, provided it is from the class wishlist. Such book(s) will be labelled with a special Golden Label, indicating it was a winning book that was donated back to the class by the winner. A maximum of 59 books will bare this special label.

ELC

All ELC PK3 and PK4 students are invited to participate in the Book Fair along with their 'Big School' buddies!

ELC Masterpieces
Special Mulgrave "Saddle-up & Read" Book Fair colouring bookmarks will be designed and made available to all ELC students 1 week prior to the Book Fair opening day. Students are encouraged to colour a bookmark with their favourite medium. All students who submit a completed bookmark during the week of the Fair will receive a small gift of appreciation from the Book Fair Committee. Each submitted bookmark will also be displayed online on the Book Fair WEB site.

ELC Lucky Draw

All ELC students will automatically be entered into a draw, where one lucky student from each class will be picked at random on the opening day of the Book Fair and be awarded a Book Fair book of their choice (no max value).*

ELC Civvies Day Award

This year, if the total number of books donated to the ELC reaches 100, the entire ELC will be granted a Civvies day to celebrate this tremendous contribution. A Civvies Day is a special day where students are allowed to wear their favourite clothes to school, rather than their school uniform. This will indeed be a very special celebration!

Book Fair Dashboard - Online @ bookfair.mulgrave.com

Each day, as books are donated to each class, the online Book Fair dashboard will be updated with the actual number of books donated. Families can check the daily progress of the donation.

Win & Give


*Students have the option of donating the winning book back to their classes, provided it is from the class wishlist. Any book donated in this way will bare a special Golden Label indicating it was donated back to the class by a book fair contest winner.



K-G3

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

All K-G3 students can participate in the contest by designing a bookmark based on his/her favourite book (one entry per student).

Blank bookmark template is available from the library.

Submission deadline this year is Monday, November 20th, 2017.

A panel of impartial judges picked by the library staff will evaluate all contest entries. Judging parameters include:

  • Creativity
  • Artistic talent
  • Recognizability (how recognizable is the book being depicted)
Design Contest Gallery - Online @ bookfair.mulgrave.com

Once the contest starts, the Book Fair Contest Gallery on the bookfair.mulgrave.com website will be displaying all submitted entries. Winning entries will be published on the site on Book Fair's opening day, and will be displayed at the library.

Four winners from each grade will be selected and awarded the following:

- 1st place: Three books from the Book Fair (by Judging Panel)

- 2nd place: Two books from the Book Fair (by Judging Panel)

- 3rd place: One book from the Book Fair (by Judging Panel)

- Popular Vote: One book from the Book Fair (by Crowd Voting)

    • This year, the contest entry with the most popular votes in each grade will win a free book from the Book Fair!! For 3 days only, all JS students can vote for their favourite entry within their respective grades.

All winners can choose their favourite book(s) at the Book Fair (no max value)*

Civvies Day Contest

All JS GK-3 (along with G4-6) students will be automatically entered into the Civvies Day contest. The Junior School classroom with the most donated books will win a Civvies Day, courtesy of Ms. Mitchell. On this day, students will be allowed to wear their favourite clothes to school, rather than their school uniform. This will be a very special and visible way to celebrate their winning, for a very good cause!

Each day as books are donated to each class, the Book Fair Contest Dashboard will be updated with the number of books donated to date.

Win & Give


*Students have the option of donating the winning book back to their classes, provided it is from the class wishlist. Any book donated in this way will bare a special Golden Label indicating it was donated back to the class by a book fair contest winner.


G4-G6

How to participate

All G4-6 students can participate in the contest by designing a book cover based on his/her favourite book (one entry per student).

Blank book cover template is available from the library.

Submission deadline this year is on Monday, November 20th, 2017.

A panel of impartial judges picked by the library staff will evaluate all contest entries. Judging parameters include:

  • Creativity
  • Artistic talent
  • Originality (not looking for an existing book cover)
  • Representation of the story
  • Reason for choosing image (write-up on back)
  • Design as a Book Cover

Design Contest Gallery - Online @ bookfair.mulgrave.com

Once the contest starts, the Book Fair Contest Gallery on the bookfair.mulgrave.com website will be displaying all submitted entries. Winning entries will be published on the site on Book Fair's opening day, and will be displayed at the library.

Four winners from each grade will be selected and awarded the following:

- 1st place: Three books from the Book Fair (by Judging Panel)

- 2nd place: Two books from the Book Fair (by Judging Panel)

- 3rd place: One book from the Book Fair (by Judging Panel)

- Popular Vote: One book from the Book Fair (by Crowd Voting)

  • This year, the contest entry with the most popular votes in each grade will win a free book from the Book Fair!! For 3 days only, all JS students can vote for their favourite entry within their respective grades.

All winners can choose their favourite book(s) at the Book Fair (no max value)*

Civvies Day Contest

All JS G4-6 (along with K-G3) students will be automatically entered into the Civvies Day contest. The Junior School classroom with the most donated books will win a Civvies Day, courtesy of Ms. Mitchell. On this day, students will be allowed to wear their favourite clothes to school, rather than their school uniform. This will be a very special and visible way to celebrate their winning, for a very good cause!

Each day as books are donated to each class, the Book Fair Contest Dashboard will be updated with the number of books donated to date.

Win & Give


*Students have the option of donating the winning book back to their classes, provided it is from the class wishlist. Any book donated in this way will bare a special Golden Label indicating it was donated back to the class by a book fair contest winner.


Daily Trivia

DAILY TRIVIA

Starting on the opening day of the Book Fair, November 24th, a daily trivia question will be posted outside of the library (beside a stack of submission forms and the submission box), and online at bookfair.mulgrave.com. Questions will be posted daily until Thursday, November 30th, 2017.

All Mulgrave students are invited to participate and submit their answers into the box. One lucky entry will be drawn from all submissions with the correct answer, and the winner shall win a free book from the Book Fair.

Some daily trivia questions may be based on books exclusively showcased in the Book Fair, and the participants will need to visit the Book Fair in order to answer it correctly. The correct answer and daily winners will be posted outside of library and online.

Each daily winners can choose their favourite book from the Book Fair (no max value)*

Win & Give


*Students have the option of donating the winning book back to their classes, provided it is from the class wishlist. Any book donated in this way will bare a special Golden Label indicating it was donated back to the class by a book fair contest winner.

Family Draw

FAMILY DRAW - $25/$25

Aside from finding a great reading treasure for your home or helping to build classroom libraries by donating a book to your Teacher’s Wish List, this year any Mulgrave family that comes to the fair (a parent / adult with a Mulgrave student) can also enter to win a $25/$25 book prize just for coming to the fair (no purchase necessary). $25 will go to the family to buy book(s) from the Book Fair and $25 will go to the student’s Teacher for the purchase of Book Fair book(s) for the classroom. Enter at the Fair until Wednesday November 29. 2017. Prizes must be collected from the Fair by end of day December 1st, 2017.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the Book Fair's key dates this year?

Following is a point-form list of important dates for this year's Book Fair:

  • 10/27,FRI - Junior School contests kick-off
  • 11/17,FRI - ELC Masterpiece Template Distributed
  • 11/20,MON - Contest DEADLINE!
  • 11/21-23 - 3-day Crowd Voting for Most Popular Design Entries
  • 11/24,FRI - Book Fair Opens!!
    • ELC lucky draw winners announced
    • JS Contest winners announced; for each grade: 1st, 2nd & 3rd places and Popularity award
  • 11/29,WED - Family Draw winner announced
  • 12/1,FRI - Book Fair Closes.
  • 12/4,MON - Books delivered to classes
    • Submitted contest entries return to classes

CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE DESIGN?

A: Absolutely! But, only 1 design AND your latest design will be used for final judging and for crowd voting. Your previous design submission(s) will be removed from the Contest Gallery immediately.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SUBMITTED ENTRIES AFTER BOOK FAIR?

A: After a submitted design has appeared on the Contest Gallery, it will be carefully kept in the safe with the highest security available. By December 4th after the book fair, all the submitted masterpieces will be returned to the original artists' classes in mint condition.

HOW CAN YOU LEGALLY TURN $1.00 INTO $1.60?

A: By spending and donating at the Bookaneer Book Fair. For each $1.00 spent at the Book Fair, Mulgrave receives $0.60 of credit with Scholastic Canada. That is a stretch of 60%! By putting books into the hands of students inside the classrooms through Mulgrave's Book Fair, more resources are being generated simultaneously for the school and for the library. This is the best deal in town!

How was the theme chosen this year?


A: Every year a theme is given by Scholastic Canada and we at Mulgrave usually follows the same theme to decorate and create our own posters and activities. It is truly wild!

I would like to donate to my child's class. Where can I find the wishlist?


A: The class ‘wishlist’ is now physically a bin of books the teachers select from the Book Fair. They are allocated along the far wall of the library as you come in, with a bin dedicated for each class, labelled with the class and the teachers’ photos.


What forms of payment will Book Fair accept?

Book Fair takes all forms of payment: debit and credit cards, tap, ApplePay, cheques, as well as cash. Please make cheques payable to Mulgrave School. Note that if you pay by debit and credit card the vendor listed for the processed payment will be Scholastic Canada given we process those payments through their machines.


How do I fill out a donation card for books I choose to donate?

A: First of all, thank you for donating into the classrooms!

Simply fill in the following 3 pieces of information, then insert donation card in the book upon checking out. This way, we can prepare the book plate correctly at the end of each day.

              • Book Title
              • Homeroom/Class
              • Donated By

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

A: If you need more information about Book Fair beyond what is included here, please do not hesitate to contact this year's committee lead, Chia Chen, at chiahster@gmail.com.

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