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Spring Book Fair
Mar 02, 2020 12:00 PM - Mar 06, 2020 01:00 PM

The CGES Spring 2020 Scholastic Book Fair is here!

Please check out our new and improved online Book Fair page


The Scholastic Book Fair is at College Gardens Elementary School during March 2nd – March 6th, 2020.  This is a great opportunity to stock your shelves while supporting our school and putting more books in each classroom.


Book Fair Hours (in Main Lobby)

Monday, March 2nd           9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 3rd              9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT: Family Fun Night 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, March 4th      9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday, March 5th            9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday, March 6th                9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon



Special Events

In Spring 2020 we have decided to bring back everyone’s favorite event Family Fun Night! It will be held in in APR on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 7 to 8:30 PM. Come explore the Book Fair with your family, participate in ruffle, make a craft and enjoy some Carmen’s ice cream!


Extended Hours

The Book Fair will be open later than usual from 4:00-6:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are inviting families to come shop the fair after school hours while picking up kids from Bar-T and afterschool activities. Please stop in to check out our great selection of books and gifts!


We need Volunteers!

We can’t pull this off without your help, even if you have never volunteered before, this is the time to do it! We need help before and after school as well as during the school day for class visits. If you want to help out please sign up through SignUpGenius or contact Natalia Hilliard at hilliardmn@starpower.net.

Anyone and everyone is welcome, whether you can come for an hour or stay for a day, please consider pitching in!


Purchasing Books during Class Visits to the Fair and eWallet

With parents’ permission, students can purchase books on their own during their visit, we accept cash, checks and eWallet. Please refrain from sending your child to school with you credit card. All checks should be made payable to CGES PTA.


eWallet is simple and great way to let your child shop the book fair cash free. You, as parent, provide billing information on the Scholastic website and set spending limit for your student, Book Fair doesn’t bill you until your student actually buys the books and only for the amount of purchase up to the spending limit. Please refer to the back of this letter for additional information and FAQs.


If you prefer to send cash or check for the younger children, please place it in an envelope and write the teacher’s name and child’s name on the front of the envelope when you send it to school with your child.


Student Wish Lists

If students do not have money when they visit the Book Fair, they will have the opportunity to fill out a wish list.  When returning the wish list to school, please indicate whether a book of similar price may be substituted if the original requested book is no longer available. We accept cash, checks and eWallet. All checks should be made payable to CGES PTA.


Classroom Wish Lists

Each teacher has a wish list of books they think would be a great addition to their classroom libraries.  Please ask a volunteer where to find your teacher’s classroom wish list when you visit the fair.

See attached flyer for more information, including the new digital payment option.

Print-Out (get Acrobat Reader here)

Upcoming Events

  1. [Mar 03, 2020] Family Fun Night
  2. [Mar 16, 2020] All MCPS School Buildings Closed Due to COVID-19
  3. [Apr 09, 2020] Spring Break - No school for students and teachers
  4. [Apr 28, 2020] No school for students and teachers
  5. [May 04, 2020] Teacher Appreciation Week
  6. [May 05, 2020] PTA Meeting
  7. [May 08, 2020] Art Fair
  8. [May 14, 2020] Kindergarten Orientation
  9. [May 25, 2020] Memorial Day - Offices and schools closed
  10. [Jun 05, 2020] End-of-Year School Picnic

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