Saturday, December 3, 2011

Barnes & Noble Book Fair- Guest Blogger, Mrs. Lajaunie

If you didn't make it to the Barnes & Noble book fair on December 3rd, you missed a great time! We made $3,000 for the Forest North library in one day! That equals a lot of new books for our library. Mrs. Fournier planned a day full of exciting events to keep shoppers entertained.

The day started off with a teacher dog parade. Even the rainy weather couldn't keep Forest North staff and their furry friends away. Next, the entertainment moved indoors where the Forest North choir, led by Mrs. Hermansen, serenaded shoppers with holiday carols. The fun didn't stop there! Shoppers were then directed to the cafe where they could enjoy an exclusive red or blue frappuccino (Forest North colors, of course) while enjoying the 4th grade Poetry slam. Thanks to Mrs. Albin, Mrs. McCollum and all of the brave 4th graders who shared their poetry. The walls of the cafe were also decorated with beautiful art created by our very own students. Ms. Bell hand-picked some of her favorite art pieces to display. Meanwhile, amidst this flurry of activity, some dedicated parents and teachers volunteered their artistic skills to paint kids' faces. Then once again, the fun times moved outdoors. Ms. Potral and her Jumpin' Eagles drew an impressive crowd as they wowed us with their jumproping talents.

A HUGE thanks goes out to all of the Fournier Friends who hosted story times, greeted shoppers, held posters and gave our Forest North stickers. We couldn't have done it without you!

We appreciate everyone who came out to support our school. Forest North Eagles rock!!