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The Bookfair Continues….

April 8, 2014

info from Holy Cross librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

If you didn’t make it to Oak Park Mall to the Barnes & Noble bookstore on Saturday, you missed the music, art and fun of the Holy Cross bookfair day, BUT you haven’t missed your chance to help Holy Cross raise money from the event.

Buy from any area Barnes & Noble or online from B& using the code 11330172 at checkout through Thursday, April 10, and 15-20% of your purchase benefits the Holy Cross school library. (free shipping with orders over $25 online)

Thanks to Mrs. Cain and the Holy Cross 5th and 6th grade bands for performing on Saturday. You sounded great. The student art displayed at the bookstore looked beautiful.  Thanks to the volunteers who manned the welcome table and the craft table. And thanks to all who attended to support Holy Cross!

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Book It to the Book Fair!

March 30, 2014

from Holy Cross librarian and 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Anderson –

We’re looking for some Holy Cross parents as volunteers to help out at the Book Fair at Oak Park’s Barnes & Noble on Saturday, March 24. Pick an hour block that works for you between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact Mrs. Anderson,

Saturday, April 5
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Holy Cross Barnes & Noble Book Fair @ Oak Park Mall!

  • Student art work is on display
  • Band performances: 10:30 a.m. 6th gr & 11:15 a.m. 5th gr
  • 11 a.m. Storytelling w/ the Pigeon
  • 12-2 p.m. Storytelling with Ms. Anderson
  • bookmark making station

Can’t attend the Fair? Use voucher #11330172 at checkout Apr 5-10 at any area Barnes & Noble store or online (free shipping with orders over $25!), 15-20% of your purchase benefits our school library.

THANK YOU for your support!

For more information, click here for a flyer.


Help Plan Family Fun!

October 6, 2013

from Christy Kincaid and Kelsey Corbin, Book Fair Coordinators –

SAVE THE DATE: Holy Cross Book Fair —> Monday Nov 4 – Friday Nov 8.

Stop by the book fair at the school any day that week after school 3:15 – 4:30, or Monday – Wednesday evening 6 – 8:00 p.m.

We need volunteers!  There will be opportunities for parents and junior high students to help out in many capacities. More on that in the next few weeks.

Our immediate need is for help in planning Family Night on Wednesday, Nov. 6. If you are willing to help create a Holy Cross evening of Ancient Egyptian family fun, contact Kelsey Corbin (she’s in the school directory).



Library Volunteers ROCK.

August 20, 2013

booksfrom Holy Cross librarian and now 6th-grade teacher, Mrs. Anne Anderson –

A big thank you to Christy Kincaid and her daughter, Kelsey Corbin (a kinder mom this year) – for stepping up and volunteering to be our Holy Cross Book Fair Co-Chairs!

Christy and Kelsey will be looking for helpers to volunteer in a number of roles for the November event, so please contact them or Mrs. Anderson if you’d like to help.

Thanks also to Holy Cross moms Kim Cashman and Amy Briscoe, who have volunteered to coordinate the Birthday Books program for the library this year. Also known as The Giving Tree program, donating a book to the school library on the child’s birthday is a fun Holy Cross tradition, and is a major source of new books for the library. You may purchase and donate a book from a ‘wish list’ collection of books held by the Library, or you may donate a book you purchase at a bookstore. Give Kim or Amy a call if you have any questions about the program.

Help Make The Book Fair Happen!

August 16, 2013

BookFairThe Holy Cross Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for November 4 – 8, 2014.
BUT… without some willing volunteers to organize the event, it may not happen this year.

For the past 12 years, Anne Anderson, as school librarian, has coordinated the Book Fair. She is teaching 6th grade this year, and her time in the library will be reduced. Jr. high language arts teacher Dan Fournier will be checking books in every morning, and Mrs. Anderson will only have 30 minutes each day to teach K-1 & 3-4 with combined classes.

She’ll need Book Fair co-chairs to take over in order for the book fair event to become a reality this year.

She says that it’s a great opportunity for a couple of parents to work together to plan the Book Fair. She can help guide you through what needs to be done. And there are many volunteer helpers who come forward to help. Lot of Indians….  we just need 2 Chiefs!

Please contact her at if you’re interested. Find a friend and let Mrs. Anderson know you’ll co-chair together, or write to her and she can pair you up with another interested parent.


What Will You Do During Screen-Free Week?

April 29, 2013

ScreenFree Week 2013from Holy Cross Librarian, Mrs. Anderson –

From Monday, April 29 through Sunday, May 5, Holy Cross will be participating in Screen-Free Week.

Screen-Free Week is a nationwide event sponsored by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and celebrated by schools, families, and other civic and community groups each year. During Screen-Free Week, millions of children and adults pledge to spend seven days screen-free. Instead of watching TV or playing video games, students read, play, think, create, get physically active, and spend more time with friends and family.

Studies show that children who watch less TV are more likely to read well and to be physically fit. Turning off screens also allows for more family time. Each week, American children spend more time in front of a screen than they do in school! Screen-Free Weeks is a great way to jump-start our kids into more reading, learning, and active play. It’s also a lot of fun!

Many parents choose to join their children in forgoing screen-based entertainment all week long and engaging in other fun activities. This kind of support is the best thing you can do to ensure that your child will have a successful and beneficial experience.

Please ask me if you would like more information about the effects of excessive screen time for children and about Screen-Free Week. You can also learn more by visiting or the Holy Cross Library website. Please click here to download a slip to sign and return to the Holy Cross library to let me know if your child participated all week. Or download an activity log, and turn that in!

Below you will find all sorts of good ideas to try during Screen-Free Week: 101screenfree-activities


Book Fair Thanks

April 12, 2013

BookFairfrom Holy Cross Librarian, Anne Anderson –

Our Barnes & Noble Book Fair was a success, earning $675 for the Library!

Thank you to everyone who came to our Book Fair and to all who helped make it a great experience; Melissa Cain + the 5th & 6th grade bands, Michael Long for the art work, Marti Palmer for the publicity. Big thanks for those who came to “man” the welcome table: Tricia Chitwood, Michael Long, Christy Kincaid, Marti Palmer, Beckon Brown-Benedict, Julie Thompson, Dan Fournier and Marie Spaniol. Even more thanks to the junior high volunteers for wearing the Hornet costumes, serving cheesecake samples and helping at the bookmark station!

Our Nooks will have lots of new titles thanks to all of your support!

Book Fair 2013

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