VPPS Fall Book Fair 2016


November 2016

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our Fall Scholastic Book Fair will begin on Friday November 18th and end on Friday November 25th, 2016. The Book Fair will be primarily a French Fair, however, there will be English books available for students in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Students will have an opportunity to preview the books at the fair with their classroom teacher and create a “Wish List” to bring home. Students will be able to purchase books during the school day according to a pre-set schedule. In order to avoid lost money, it is recommended that parents send a cheque (payable to Ventura Park PS) instead of cash with their child. I encourage parents to discuss the purchase(s) that their child is intending to make in order to avoid the purchase of a non-parent approved item (poster, pens, markers, erasers etc.); sending the name of the item(s) you wish your child to purchase, is very helpful. The Book Fair will be open during interviews on Thursday November 24th (3:30 pm – 8:00 pm) and Friday November 25th (9:00 am – 12:00 noon).

Being a part of this special event is easier than you think and there are many ways to volunteer, including:

  • Helping to set-up and create book displays before the fair begins
  • Greeting students, teachers and parents at the fair
  • Working at our cashier table or working at our pre-paid re-order table
  • Helping students and parents select the “just right” book
  • Packing up the books at the end of the fair

If you are available to volunteer at our Spring Scholastic Book Fair, please click on the link provided  http://bit.ly/volunteerVPPSbookfair to direct you to an online form to fill out, or, if you would prefer a paper copy please print page 2 of this letter and return to Mme Matthews by Tuesday November 15th 2016.

I will send each volunteer a confirmation of their date and time.

Thank-you for your support!

Mme Matthews


905-707-6488 extension 110 or 109

Here is the link to the letter and volunteer form: